Arguably the first rock opera to win an audience across generations, Jesus Christ Superstar opened on Broadway in 1971, the second collaboration between Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. A mashup of rock and folk, soaring symphonism and vaudeville turns, JCS treats Christ’s last week of life as a power struggle between purity and public relations. The revivals just keep coming—and this one’s a winner. —L.J.
A 27-city American tour launches at the Landmark Theatre, Syracuse (October 1, 2019).
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