A rock opera based on the last week of Jesus’ life.
What’s the buzz? The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for over 40 years. A timeless work, the rock opera is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary and universally-known series of events but seen, unusually, through the eyes of Judas Iscariot.
The story is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus‘s life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion. The story, told entirely through song, explores the personal relationships and struggles between Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, his disciples, his followers and the Roman Empire. It depicts political and interpersonal struggles between Judas Iscariot and Jesus that are not present in the Bible.
The iconic 1970s rock score contains such well-known numbers as “Superstar,” “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and “Gethsemane.” A true global phenomenon, Superstar continues to touch new generations of audiences and performers.