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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Jesus of Nazareth
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Mary Magdalene
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Judas Iscariot
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King Herod
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Caiaphas
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Pontius Pilate
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Simon Zealotes
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Peter
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Annas
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First Priest

Musical Numbers

Act One

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

Act Two

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

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Trivia & History

The production got mixed reviews, with some critics calling it heartless and over-hyped. Andrew Lloyd Webber has criticized the production for the same reasons.

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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

Main Run

Audio Recordings

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