Sunday, April 1, 2012

A Little Bit of Broadway

Jesus Christ Superstar

Today is Palm Sunday, and so it seems very appropriate to listen to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera based on the events of the last week of the life of Jesus. First released as a concept album in 1970, the work went on to play all over the world, been revived several times on Broadway and made into a film that even today, although made in 1973 and at times might seem a little dated, is still powerful to watch. We are listening to the film verson of Jesus Christ Superstar today, If you are in the area, the musical is currently playing on Broadway.

Ted Neeley as Jesus
Carl Anderson as Judas Iscariot
Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene
Barry Dennen as Pontius Pilate
Bob Bingham as Caiaphas
Kurt Yaghjian as Annas
Josh Mostel as King Herod
Philip Toubus as Peter
Larry Marshall as Simon Zealotes
Richard Orbach as John
Robert LuPone as James

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