Sherry Kondor and Christine Russell will executive produce.
One of Andrew Lloyd Webber's most famous shows, the Stratford production undeniably had a great run and introduced some exciting new stars to the Great White Way, including Tony nominee Josh Young, Jesus himself Paul Nolan, and Chilina Kennedy.
Below, Broadway World revisits the journey of SUPERSTAR!
(Anita smugly anticipates that Bernardo will be even lustier than usual after the rumble, and she prepares accordingly.) Paul Nolan, as Tony, sings nearly as well as Ms.
Kennedy, and they blend nicely on the duets; only for one phrase did we notice that his pitch was flat. We liked Leonard Bernstein’s score better than ever, the songs, the incidental music, all of it. What must audiences have thought back in 1957 at curtain time when, instead of the usual frothy medley of pleasing tunes for an overture, the show started with dissonant horn blasts and percussion? In fact, it was Bernstein’s genius through and through.
Following celebrated runs at the Toronto Stratford Shakespeare Festival, the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, and on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR takes its final Broadway bow tonight, July 1.