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Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera returns to Broadway.

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Jesus Christ Superstar Nominee Josh Young on Battling Through Illness to a Tony Nod

Jesus Christ Superstar Nominee Josh Young on Battling Through Illness to a Tony Nod

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2012 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Josh Young
Nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar


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Designer Paul Tazewell Blends the Bible With Elton John & Rihanna to Create the Costumes of Jesus Christ Superstar

Designer Paul Tazewell Blends the Bible With Elton John & Rihanna to Create the Costumes of Jesus Christ Superstar

In creating the wardrobe of Jesus Christ Superstar, costume designer Paul Tazewell traveled across the millennia to draw from a variety of unlikely sources. The drapery of biblical times is apparent in the show’s silhouettes, but Tazewell and director Des McAnuff added plenty of anachronistic touches to keep the show feeling modern. Middle Eastern looks are blended with influences ...

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Character Study: See Paul Nolan Combine Love, Anger, Joy and Hair to Become Jesus Christ Superstar

Character Study: See Paul Nolan Combine Love, Anger, Joy and Hair to Become Jesus Christ Superstar

When Paul Nolan is making his powerful transition into the title character in Jesus Christ Superstar eight times as week, it’s as much an emotional transformation as a physical one. “Some nights I come in to play Jesus and I feel deeply sad,” he says, “And sometimes I’m way too happy to play Jesus Christ. But I use ...

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Watch Jesus Christ Superstar's Paul Nolan Sing 'God Bless America' at the Yankees Opener

Watch Jesus Christ Superstar's Paul Nolan Sing 'God Bless America' at the Yankees Opener

Broadway hit the dugout when Jesus Christ Superstar’s title star Paul Nolan took a trip from the Neil Simon Theatre to perform at the New York Yankees' 110th home opener on April 13. "It was kind of intimidating, but it was great," Nolan told The Globe. "You have to forget what you're actually doing. I've been ...

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Jesus Christ Superstar's Chilina Kennedy Dishes on Her ‘Passionate’ Onstage Love Triangle on NBC New York

Jesus Christ Superstar's Chilina Kennedy Dishes on Her ‘Passionate’ Onstage Love Triangle on NBC New York

What's the buzz? Jesus Christ Superstar headliner Chilina Kennedy stopped by NBC New York to chat about the mysterious relationship between Jesus, Mary and Judas in the hit revival. The Canadian actress, who plays Mary Magdeline, shared her insights on the trio's feelings which can only be described as “passionate.” Click below to hear Kennedy discuss the origins ...

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Feel the Love for Jesus, Mary & More on the Opening Night of Jesus Christ Superstar

Feel the Love for Jesus, Mary & More on the Opening Night of Jesus Christ Superstar

Spirits were running high on March 22 when Jesus Christ Superstar returned to Broadway in a sensational revival at the Neil Simon Theatre. The show’s legendary creators, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, were there to support their show's latest Broadway outing, which they have championed since the production began at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. Broadway.com was ...

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Tim Rice Reveals Why He'll Never Work with Andrew Lloyd Webber Again

Tim Rice Reveals Why He'll Never Work with Andrew Lloyd Webber Again

Though their musical mega-hits Jesus Christ Superstar (1971) and Evita (1979) are both enjoying high profile Broadway revivals this spring, lyricist Tim Rice and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber won’t be writing another show together any time soon.

“No,” Rice recently told The Telegraph, when asked about the possibility of another Lloyd Webber/Rice musical. “I don’t think it ...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice & More Celebrate Jesus Christ Superstar’s Broadway Return

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice & More Celebrate Jesus Christ Superstar’s Broadway Return
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Legends littered the Neil Simon Theatre on March 22, when the latest Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar officially opened on Broadway. Creators Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice were on hand to fete this production of their 1970 rock opera, which they’ve supported since it began life at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in 2011. These two musical theater ...

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Worship Jesus Christ Superstar?

Did Our Word of Mouth Panelists Worship Jesus Christ Superstar?

More than 40 years after it premiered on Broadway (following its sensational debut in album form), Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar is making a splashy return to the Great White Way. Paul Nolan, Josh Young and Chilina Kennedy star in this rock opera revival, which arrives in New York after receiving raves—including from Lloyd ...

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Josh Young to Perform as Judas on Jesus Christ Superstar’s Opening Night

Josh Young to Perform as Judas on Jesus Christ Superstar’s Opening Night

After missing several critics’ performances of Jesus Christ Superstar, Josh Young will perform as Judas on the show’s March 22 opening night, his press representative confirms. Understudy Jeremy Kushnier took over the pivotal role in the show’s March 20 and 21 performances, when Young was sidelined by illness. 

Young will now definitely be eligible for a Tony nomination ...

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