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Neil Simon Theatre

Since its Broadway debut, this spectacular musical phenomenon has thrilled millions of theatregoers worldwide; mesmerizing them with its passion, captivating them with its story and entrancing them with its anthemic title song. And now, two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff brings a bold, new vision to the classic rock opera by Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. 

This show is closed.

Performances ended on July 1, 2012.

Theater

Neil Simon Theatre

250 West 52nd Street
New York, NY 10019

Story

What Is the story of Jesus Christ Superstar?
Jesus Christ Superstar will be familiar, in basic fact, to anyone with knowledge of western religion. Borrowing from the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, the musical tells the story of the last seven days of Jesus Christ’s life. As the show opens, apostle Judas Iscariot is growing concerned that Jesus’ followers will be perceived as a threat to the occupying Roman Empire. Indeed, priests Caiaphas, Annas and more gather and agree that Jesus and his movement must be crushed. An exalted Jesus arrives in Jerusalem only to find the temple filled with unsavory merchants and money lenders. Overrun by a flood of people needing his help, he tells them to heal themselves, and his confidante Mary Magdalene has to calm him down. Judas, fearing the movement is getting out of Jesus’ control, goes to the Romans and tells them Jesus will be in the Garden of Gethsemane the following night. He receives 30 pieces of silver as payment. At the Garden, Judas arrives with Roman soldiers and identifies Jesus by kissing him on the cheek. Jesus is arrested and sent to Caiaphas, then Pontius Pilate and finally King Herod, who condemns his to death on the cross.

Show Dates

Preview

Mar 01 2012

Opening

Mar 22 2012

Closing

Jul 01 2012

Critics' Reviews

"The standout performance comes from Josh Young as a vocally lustrous and charismatic Judas Iscariot, well known for betraying his onetime mentor with a fatal kiss."

Review by Charles Isherwood from The New York Times

Show Dates

Preview

Mar 01 2012

Opening

Mar 22 2012

Closing

Jul 01 2012
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