What year did Andrew Lloyd Webber write Jesus Christ Superstar?
It was written in 1970 and first appeared as a concept album that year. The album sold over 3 million copies and was an international sensation.
Why did Andrew Lloyd Webber write Jesus Christ Superstar?
They’re fancier now — Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice — but when they wrote these shows they were just Andrew and Tim, a couple of young, hungry songwriters who wanted to bring a rock ‘n’ roll energy to the musical stage. Rice and Lloyd Webber were in their 20s when they wrote Jesus Christ Superstar.
When was Jesus Christ Superstar first?
On October 12th, 1971, Jesus Christ Superstar opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Broadway. More than 500 people auditioned for the 40 roles over a period of 2 weeks. Tom O’Horgan, who had previously directed the original production of Hair, directed Superstar on Broadway.
Who was the original 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 is Tim Minchin in Jesus superstar?
Tim Minchin, the comedian who composed the musical Matilda, is to play Judas Iscariot in a revival of Jesus Christ Superstar at the 02 arena this summer.