Jesus Christ Superstar


Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric Opera of Chicago

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Jesus Christ Superstar


Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric Opera of Chicago

LYRIC PREMIERE &
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE OF THE OLIVIER AWARD-WINNING PRODUCTION

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
APRIL 27 – MAY 20, 2018


 
One of the greatest stories ever told comes to life in the groundbreaking, iconic rock musical that reinvented musical theater for the modern age. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this global blockbuster tells the story of the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, from the perspective of Judas Iscariot. As Christ’s followers grow more fervent, Judas must make his fateful choice between faith and betrayal. Filled with an exciting mix of musical styles that draw upon 1970s rock, gospel, folk, and funk themes, this contemporary imagining of the biblical tale features high-energy dance and powerful storytelling. A must-see Broadway hit of the new season!




 
PRODUCTION SPONSORS

LEAD SPONSOR
THE NEGAUNEE
FOUNDATION

ANONYMOUS
DONOR

MR. AND MRS.
J. CHRISTOPHER REYES
 
 
 

Major in-kind audio support provided by

SHURE

Lyric Opera of Chicago wishes to thank the Broadway at Lyric preferred housing provider, Corporate Suites Network.

 
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber     Lyrics by Tim Rice
In Association with The Really Useful Group Limited
Production by The Regent's Park Theatre London
Open Air Theatre
 



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Photo: Todd Rosenberg

Jesus Christ Superstar Resources



Jesus Christ Superstar Program Book

The Cast of Jesus Christ Superstar Explains Why This is a Must-See Show

With more than 80 artists including a 37-piece orchestra, high-energy choreography, and 90 pounds of glitter used in each performance, you won’t want to miss this incredible production in its limited engagement, only through May 20! We sat down with the cast to find out why this is the must-see show of the year.

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Jesus Christ Superstar Program Book

Heavenly Reviews for Jesus Christ Superstar

The North American premiere of the Olivier Award-winning production of Jesus Christ Superstar is rocking the opera house. What’s the buzz? Check out what critics had to say.

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What’s the buzz? Check out the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar!

Jesus Christ Superstar Program

Go inside the production with engaging articles, a director’s note, complete plot synopsis, and cast bios.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

A Larger-Than-Life Jesus Christ Superstar

The award-winning London production of the iconic rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar — with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice — arrives in Chicago for its North American premiere. Keep reading to discover some of the incredible forces behind Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

Rock. Opera. Revolution.

One of the most memorable musical theater achievements of the 20th century did not begin as a a theatrical experience. Instead, this revolution began in homes and churches and dorm rooms, with a few dollars spent at the record store.

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Jesus Christ Superstar Cast

What’s the buzz? Check out the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar!

One of the greatest stories ever told is headed to the Lyric Opera stage this April and May! Keep reading to discover 5 reasons to see Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric!

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What’s the buzz? Check out the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar!

5 reasons to see Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric

One of the greatest stories ever told is headed to the Lyric Opera stage this April and May! Keep reading to discover 5 reasons to see Jesus Christ Superstar at Lyric!

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Faust opera tickets at Lyric Opera of Chicago

A Reimagined Production of Jesus Christ Superstar Comes to Lyric

“What’s the buzz? Tell me what’s happening!” That catchy refrain became a major earworm when Jesus Christ Superstar came out as a double LP in 1970. Now there’s new buzz for the new millennium.

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  Photos: Todd Rosenberg, 2016/17 London cast, Johan Persson, David Jensen

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Featured Media

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jesus Christ Superstar

A Day In The Life: Backstage at JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

A Day In The Life: Backstage at JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

Jesus Christ Superstar Audience Reactions

Audience Reactions

An invitation from the cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

An invitation from the cast

Get to know the cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Get to know the cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Behind the scenes of the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR photoshoot

Behind the scenes of the photo shoot

Behind the scenes of rehearsals for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Behind the scenes of rehearsals

Lyric's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: By the Numbers

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: By the Numbers

Lyric Opera announces its cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Lyric Announces JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Cast

Director Tim Sheader on his vision of Jesus Christ Superstar

Director Tim Sheader on the Look & Feel

Designer Lee Curran on setting the mood of Jesus Christ Superstar

Designer Lee Curran on Setting the Mood

Designer Tom Scutt on the look and feel of Jesus Christ Superstar

Designer Tom Scutt on the Look & Feel

Associate Choreographer Simon Hardwick on the dance in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Associate Choreographer Simon Hardwick on the dance

This Jesus Must Die: Cavin Cornwall and Priests

This Jesus Must Die: Cavin Cornwall and Priests

I Don't Know How To Love Him: Jo Lampert

I Don't Know How To Love Him: Jo Lampert

Simon Zealotes: Mykal Kilgore and Cast

Simon Zealotes: Mykal Kilgore and Cast

Superstar: Ryan Shaw and Cast

Superstar: Ryan Shaw and Cast

Whats the Buzz?: Heath Saunders and Cast

Whats the Buzz?: Heath Saunders and Cast

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