Originally released as a concept album, the show opened on Broadway in 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. The original London production ran for over eight years. By the time it closed, after 3,358 performances, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history at that time.
Who was the original cast of Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway?
Original Broadway production
It starred Jeff Fenholt as Jesus, Ben Vereen as Judas and Bob Bingham as Caiaphas. Dennen and Elliman played the roles that they had sung on the album. Paul Ainsley was Herod. Anderson replaced Vereen when he fell ill, and the two performers later took turns playing the role.
Who played Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar Broadway?
Platinum-Selling Recording Artist and Broadway Star/Composer of “Waitress”, Sara Bareilles has been cast as Mary Magdalene opposite John Legend in NBC’s special event “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” to be aired Easter Sunday, April 1.
What year was Jesus Christ Superstar?
Was Jesus Christ Superstar a movie first?
Jesus Christ Superstar has twice been adapted to film: The first movie came out in 1973, and a straight-to-video remake was released in 2000. The former was directed by Academy Award nominee Norman Jewison (who also directed 1987’s Moonstruck).