It takes divine inspiration to bring the greatest story ever told to life in art, and that’s exactly what Broadway.com’s resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson had when he took a seat at the Neil Simon Theatre to see Jesus Christ Superstar. Paul Nolan leads the cast of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock musical, with Josh Young and Chilina Kennedy by his side as disciple Judas and Mary Magdalene, respectively. After Jesus enters his onstage Jerusalem, he has to face Bruce Dow as the taunting condemner, Herod, Tom Hewitt as the tormented Pontius Pilate, and Marcua Nance as chief priest Caiaphas. Check out Squig’s inky depiction of these enduring characters, then see them in living color on Broadway.
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Click to e-mail Squigs. Photo by Matthew Murphy