|Jesus Christ Superstar to play at Chester Fritz Auditorium|
Jesus Christ Superstar, the groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by legendary writing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is coming to the Chester Fritz Auditorium Tuesday, May 29, for one performance at 8 p.m. Tickets are now on sale.
The first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be performed on the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar is one of the most popular and enduring works ever created for the musical theatre. Featuring such notable songs as "Superstar," "Everything’s Alright" and "I Don’t Know How to Love Him," Jesus Christ Superstar earned five Tony nominations.
Set in two acts, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. It dramatizes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate, and his ultimate crucifixion.
As relevant and timeless as ever, Jesus Christ Superstar, the rock opera vision of “the greatest story ever told,” is perhaps more potent in today’s troubled world than when it was first produced. Now, for the new millennium, this magnificent story comes once again vividly to the stage with Ted Neeley recreating his unforgettable performance. Neeley, best known for his Golden Globe-nominated role as Jesus in the Norman Jewison film of Superstar, will headline this tour. While Ted has enjoyed a distinguished career in resident theatres throughout America, appearing in a wide variety of productions from "Hair" to the works of Samuel Beckett, he is world renowned for the title role in Jesus Christ Superstar. Creating a fan base that borders on a cult-like phenomenon, this production heralds the long awaited triumphant return of Ted Neeley in the title role.
Featured in the role of Judas will be Corey Glover, best known as the lead singer of the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling rock band, Living Colour (“Cult of Personality”). Glover has also issued albums as a solo artist and acted in television and movies including Oliver Stone’s "Platoon." Glover reunited with his Living Colour band mates for a 2001 tour. Jesus Christ Superstar marks Corey’s theatrical debut.
-- Betty Allan, Director, Chester Fritz Auditorium, email@example.com, 7-2170