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Jesus Christ Superstar   

 
Mark Hellinger Theatre, (10/12/1971 - 7/01/1973)
First Preview: Sep 29, 1971 Total Previews: 13
Opening Date: Oct 12, 1971    
Closing Date: Jul 01, 1973 Total Performances: 711

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: The last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth
Setting: Bethany, Jerusalem, Pontius Pilate's palace, the garden of Gethsemane, house of Herod, Golgotha



Production Staff [See More]
Mark Hellinger General Manager: Arthur Rubin
Produced by Robert Stigwood; Produced in association with MCA, Inc.; Produced by arrangement with David Land; Associate Producer: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.
Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Musical Director: Marc Pressel; Music orchestrated by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Conceived for the stage by Tom O'Horgan; Directed by Tom O'Horgan
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Costume Design by Randy Barcelo; Stereo Sound Designed by Taplin Productions
General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: John Corkill
Production Supervisor: Charles Gray; Stage Manager: Galen McKinley
Musician: Randall's Island; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller
General Press Representative for Robert Stigwood: Solters / Sabinson / Roskin Inc.; General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Michael Shurtleff; Dance Captain: Tom Stovall; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company
Cast
Yvonne EllimanMary Magdalene
Jeff FenholtJesus of Nazareth
Ben VereenJudas Iscariot
Paul AinsleyKing Herod
Merchant
Leper
Bob BinghamCaiaphas
Barry DennenPontius Pilate
Robalee BarnesApostle
Merchant
Leper
Reporter
Eddie BartonJudas' Tormentor
Soldier
Steven BellThird Priest
Ferne BorkReporter
Apostle Woman
Temple Lady
Leper
Alan BraunsteinFirst Priest
Celia BrinCured Leper
Apostle Woman
Temple Lady
Dennis BuckleySimon Zealotes
Merchant
Leper
Kay ColeReporter
Apostle Woman
Temple Lady
Leper
Dennis CooleyCured Leper
Apostle
Charlotte CrossleySoul Girl
Leper
Denise DelapenhaApostle Woman
Temple Lady
Leper
Pi DouglasCured Leper
Apostle
Reporter
Tony GardnerJudas' Tormentor
Soldier
Robin GreanCured Leper
Temple Lady
Michael JasonPeter
Merchant
Leper
Phil JethroAnnas
Cliff LipsonCured Leper
Apostle
Merchant
Doug LucasApostle
Leper
Reporter
Michael MeadowsSecond Priest
Laura MichaelsCured Leper
Temple Lady
Anita MorrisReporter
Apostle Woman
Temple Lady
Leper
Ted NeeleyReporter
Leper
Cecelia NorfleetSoul Girl
Leper
Janet PowellSoul Girl
Leper
Linda RiosMaid by the Fire
Leper
James SbanoCured Leper
Apostle
Merchant
Peter SchlosserOld Man
Apostle
Leper
Bonnie SchonCured Leper
Temple Lady
Reporter
Tom StovallSoldier
Judas' Tormentor
Paul SylvanSoldier
Judas' Tormentor
Margaret WarnckeReporter
Leper
Willie WindsorReporter
Apostle
Leper
Samuel E. WrightApostle
Reporter
Leper
Kurt YaghjianReporter
Leper
Swings: Marsha Faye and Nat Morris
Understudies: Robalee Barnes (Simon Zealotes), Dennis Cooley (Jesus of Nazareth), Denise Delapenha (Mary Magdalene), Michael Jason (Annas), Phil Jethro (Pontius Pilate), Cliff Lipson (First Priest, Second Priest), Doug Lucas (Third Priest), Michael Meadows (King Herod), Ted Neeley (Jesus of Nazareth), Peter Schlosser (Caiaphas), Willie Windsor (Peter) and Kurt Yaghjian (Judas Iscariot)
Theatre World
winner 1972 Award [recipient] 
  Ben Vereen
Tony Award®
 1972 Best Original Score [nominee] 
 Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber ;  Lyrics by Tim Rice
 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee] 
  Ben Vereen
 1972 Best Scenic Design [nominee] 
  Robin Wagner
 1972 Best Costume Design [nominee] 
  Randy Barcelo
 1972 Best Lighting Design [nominee] 
  Jules Fisher
Drama Desk Award
winner 1972 Most Promising Composer [winner] 
 Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Tim Rice
ACT 1 Sung By
Heaven on Their MindsJudas Iscariot
What's the BuzzJesus of Nazareth, Mary Magdalene, Apostles and Women
Strange Thing MystifyingJudas Iscariot, Jesus of Nazareth, Apostles and Women
Everything's AlrightMary Magdalene, Judas Iscariot, Jesus of Nazareth, Apostle and Women
This Jesus Must DieCaiaphas, Annas, Priests and Company
HosannaCaiaphas, Jesus of Nazareth and Company
Simon ZealotesSimon Zealotes, Soul Girls and Company
Poor JerusalemJesus of Nazareth
Pilate's DreamPontius Pilate
The TempleJesus of Nazareth and Company
I Don't Know How to Love HimMary Magdalene and Jesus of Nazareth
Damned For All TimeJudas Iscariot, Annas, Caiaphas and Priests
ACT 2 Sung By
The Last SupperJesus of Nazareth, Judas Iscariot and Apostles
GethsemaneJesus of Nazareth
The ArrestPeter, Jesus of Nazareth, Apostles, Reporters, Caiaphas and Annas
Peter's DenialMaid by the Fire, Peter, Soldier, Old Man and Mary Magdalene
Pilate and ChristPontius Pilate, Soldier, Jesus of Nazareth and Company
King Herod's SongKing Herod
Could We Start Again, Please?Mary Magdalene and Peter
Judas' DeathJudas Iscariot, Annas and Caiaphas
Trial Before PilatePontius Pilate, Caiaphas, Jesus of Nazareth and The Mob
SuperstarJudas Iscariot, Soul Girls and Company
CrucifixionCompany and Jesus of Nazareth
John 19:41Orchestra