Jesus Christ Superstar

Original Broadway Production (1971)

Production Info

Previews: September 29, 1971 (13 prev.)
Opening October 12, 1971
Closing: June 30, 1973
Length of Run: 711 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Credits Highlights

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Director

Cast

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Judas Iscariot
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Jesus of Nazareth
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Mary Magdalene
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Caiaphas
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Annas
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Simon Zealotes / Merchant / Leper
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Pontius Pilate
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Peter / Merchant / Leper
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Old Man / Apostle / Leper
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King Herod / Merchant / Leper
(Later in run, listed only as King Herod)

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • Overture .... The Company
  • Heaven on Their Minds .... Judas
  • What's the Buzz .... Jesus, Mary, The Apostles and their Women
  • Strange Thing Mystifying .... Judas, Jesus, The Apostles and their Women
  • Everything's Alright .... Mary, Judas, Jesus, The Apostles and their Women
  • This Jesus Must Die .... Caiaphas, Annas, The Priests and The Company
  • Hosanna .... Caiaphas, Jesus and The Company
  • Simon Zealotes .... Simon and The Company
  • Poor Jerusalem .... Jesus
  • Pilate's Dream .... Pilate
  • The Temple .... Jesus and The Company
  • I Don't Know How to Love Him .... Mary and Jesus
  • Damned for All Time .... Judas, Annas, Caiaphas and Priests

Act Two

  • The Last Supper .... Jesus, Judas and The Apostles
  • Gethsemane .... Jesus
  • The Arrest .... Peter, Jesus, Apostles, Reporters, Caiaphas, Annas
  • Peter's Denial .... Maid, Peter, Soldier, Old Man, Mary
  • Pilate and Christ .... Pilate, Soldier, Jesus and The Company
  • King Herod's Song .... Herod
  • Could We Start Again, Please .... Mary and Peter
  • Judas' Death .... Judas, Annas, Caiaphas
  • Trial Before Pilate .... Pilate, Caiaphas, Jesus and The Mob
  • Superstar .... Voice of Judas and The Company
  • The Crucifixion .... Jesus and The Company
  • John 19:41 .... The Orchestra

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Trivia & History

It is reported in several sources that Tom O'Horgan was the second choice for the slot of director. Frank Corsaro was originally slated to direct, with Grover Dale providing the choreography. Both are believed to have made significant contributions (selecting the design team, casting many of the principals, asking for changes in the material that led to added lines in the "trial" scene and the number "Could We Start Again, Please") before Corsaro was injured in a car crash, necessitating his immediate replacement. With O'Horgan listed as director, no choreographer was credited.

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Production Info

Previews: September 29, 1971 (13 prev.)
Opening October 12, 1971
Closing: June 30, 1973
Length of Run: 711 perf.
Run Type: Open-ended

Location Info

Market: Broadway
Location: New York, NY

Venues

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