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JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR-ABOUT THE PLAY

 

Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera in two acts with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice and based on the last seven days in the life of Jesus Christ.

In 1972, Jesus Christ Superstar exploded onto the West End stage and changed the face of musical theatre forever. The first musical ever to incorporate rock music, it was acclaimed by the press and public alike and launched the careers of the young songwriting duo Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The score, which is one of their best, is packed with hit songs including I Don't Know How to Love Him, Could We Start Again Please and, of course, Superstar.

The original London production starred Paul Nicholas as Jesus, Stephen Tate as Judas and Dana Gillespie as Mary Magdalene. By the time it closed after some eight years and 3,358 performances it had become the longest running musical in West End history.

There have been many productions of Jesus Christ Superstar over the past twenty-five years in over 15 countries across the globe including India. In 1992, an Australian concert version stages in a series of vast arenas have broken all box office records attracting an audience of over one million and the soundtrack has made it to the top of the US charts three times.

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