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05.10.2014 | 130 days ago | Posted at 03:43 AM
By Russ Bickerstaff
There’s a pretty good chance that anyone familiar with Andrew Lloyd Weber’s Jesus Christ, Superstar already knows that there’s a new touring production of the showing that will be making the national circuit. And there’s a pretty good chance that those who have heard of it are also familiar with the fact that the cast includes Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams and personnel from *NSYNC and ...
02.25.2012 | | Posted at 04:53 PM

In Tandem stages a special benefit production of Jesus Christ Superstar

By Russ Bickerstaff
I’m not a huge fan of Andrew Llyod Webber and I’m particularly disinterested in Jesus Christ Superstar. It’s one of those shows that gets a round a lot for various reasons . . . it’s probably not a very bad piece of musical theatre and Id probably generally have a better opinion of it if it didn’t get so over-produced . . . but that being said, In Tandem Theatre is staging a productio...
Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010

Tonight @ Milwaukee Theatre, 8 p.m.

Though it would sound almost blasphemously arrogant if he were to say it himself, Jesus Christ is the role Ted Neeley was born to play. Neeley starred in the 1973 film adaptation of the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010

Jesus Christ Superstar, Cory Chisel, The Neville Brothers and St. Vincent

Barbara Ehrenreich’s 2001 book Nickel and Dimed examined the aftermath of 1996 welfare reform, using investigative journalism to demonstrate that having a job in no way guarantees escaping poverty. Ehrenreich posed as a blue-collar worker, experiencing firsthand the difficulties people face in finding and maintaining low-wage jobs, and disputing...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Theater Review

Jesus Christ Superstar was a first at many levels when it debuted on stage in 1971. It began as a double album in 1970 with staging to follow a year later and coined the term “rock opera”; it brought worldwide attention to its young composers Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Tim Rice (lyrics) and it depicted the son of God as a human being full of doubts and uncertainty about His predestined fate. The Shorewood Players are finishing up their 78th season with a production of the opera that, despite some problematic choices, points out the strengths of the music and lyrics built around the last seven days in Christ’s mortal life.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Tonight @ the Milwaukee Theatere - 8:00 PM

What if Jesus Christ were a flamboyant, singing rock star? Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber explored the kitschy premise in their enduringly groovy 1970 rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, which stops in Milwaukee tonight and tomorrow night for 8 p.m. performances at the Milwaukee Theatre.

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