Jesus Christ Superstar
Friday April 22, 2022 08:00 PM EDT
CL's Okla Jones Recommends: One of Broadway’s most legendary productions celebrates its 50th anniversary with a new production to be featured at The Fox Theatre for a week in April. This version of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, loosely based on the story of Christ’s final moments, pays tribute to the 1971 Billboard Album of the Year of the same name, while giving it a contemporary spin that will entertain theatre goers both young and old. Written by Tim Rice, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and directed by Timothy Sheader, this classic revival is one you don’t want to miss. — OJ
From the venue:Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon returns to the stage. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.