When did Jesus Christ Superstar first appear on Broadway?

Originally released as a concept album, the show opened on Broadway in 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. The original London production ran for over eight years. By the time it closed, after 3,358 performances, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history at that time.

When was Jesus Christ Superstar originally on Broadway?

The show opened October 12, 1971, at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar opened October 12, 1971, on Broadway.

How long did Jesus Christ Superstar run on Broadway?

It was directed by Australian Jim Sharman. This production was much more successful than the original production on Broadway, running for eight years and becoming the United Kingdom’s longest-running musical at the time.

Who first played Jesus Christ Superstar?

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar opened in London at The Palace Theatre on 9th August 1972. Paul Nicholas played the role of Jesus, with Stephen Tate as Judas and Dana Gillespie as Mary Magdalene.

Who played Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar Broadway?

Platinum-Selling Recording Artist and Broadway Star/Composer of “Waitress”, Sara Bareilles has been cast as Mary Magdalene opposite John Legend in NBC’s special event “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” to be aired Easter Sunday, April 1.

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