Lyric Premiere & North American Premiere of the Olivier Award-Winning Production Jesus Christ Superstar
By Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
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!
Jesus has developed a passionately devoted following in Nazareth. This has caused Judas, one of his apostles, to fear a violent crackdown by the oppressive Roman regime. The high priests, Caiaphas and Annas, feel strongly that something must be done about this man whom the people now refer to as their king. When Judas learns of the priests’ determination to bring Jesus down, the apostle is faced with a terrible choice.
Go inside this production of Jesus Christ Superstar with engaging articles, notes from the director, a complete list of musical numbers, artist bios, and more.
Meet The Artists
Joseph Anthony Byrd*
Set & Costume Designer
* Lyric Opera debut
† Ryan Opera Center alumni
‡ Current Member, Ryan Opera Center