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Tim Rice: 'Evita was a bonkers idea'

As the great songwriter prepares to take Jesus Christ Superstar on a 50th birthday tour, he talks about penning hits, his idea for a new musical – and drinking from Lloyd Webber’s Georgian wine glassesTim Rice had a hunch the Oscar was in the bag. After all, he and Elton John had been responsible for three of the five nominations in the best song category. But, as he walked on stage that night in 1995, after Can You Feel the Love Tonight from The Lion King won, the tall, slightly awkward-looking...
Tags: Music, England, Hollywood, Musicals, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Broadway, Elton John, West End, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Middlesex, Rice, Compton, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita


When ABBA Wrote Music for the Cold War-Themed Musical, Chess: “One of the Best Rock Scores Ever Produced for the Theatre” (1984)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfalfT1Iqmg Chess is amazing. The simplicity of its characters and plot (capture the king!) can be appreciated and understood by children; the complexity of its tactics can consume an adult life. Despite its medieval origins—and stumpers for us moderns like the strategic importance of a bishop on the battlefield—chess remains as much a potent allegory for power and its tactics as it was 1,500 years ago in India when it was called “chaturanga.”  The game ha...
Tags: Google, Music, UK, London, College, China, India, New York City, Time, Theatre, Bbc, New York Times, Broadway, Moscow, Abba, Andrew Lloyd Webber


VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Preps Fans for Stream of 50th Birthday Celebration!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, tomorrow, May 1, The Shows Must Go On continues with a celebratory tribute to musical compositions of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber, live from the Royal Albert Hall. Featuring hits from some of his most renowned productions, such as Starlight Express, Evita, Cats, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, and more. Available globally for 48 hours from Friday 2pm. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, BroadwayWorld, BWW News Desk, Andrew Lloyd Webber Preps Fans for Stream, Royal Albert Hall Featuring, Starlight Express Evita Cats


VIDEO: William Fleming High School Students Perform 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

The cast ofWilliam Fleming High School's Jesus Christ Superstar is performingvirtually, after school was closed for the remainder of the year, cancelling their production. [Author: Stage Tube]
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Sunny Showtunes: Jump for Joy with JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

With Easter upon us, NBC's stellar production of Jesus Christ Superstar is headed back to primetime this weekend. Regardless of your religious beliefs, now isn't a bad time to find joy where you can, so today get up and dance along to one of the great musical theatre anthems of all- time, the title track of Andrew Lloyd Webber's biblical tuner. [Author: Alexa Criscitiello]
Tags: Nbc, Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, Alexa Criscitiello


VIDEO: Andrew Lloyd Webber Creates Virtual 'Hosanna' Choir, With John Legend, Brandon Victor Dixon, and More!

Andrew Lloyd Webber challenged fans to sing along with Hosanna, from Jesus Christ Superstar, when he played the song on his Twitter recently. Now, Webber created a virtual choir, putting together some of the submissions he received. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, Webber, BWW News Desk, Hosanna, John Legend Brandon Victor Dixon


BWW Flashback: Watch John Legend, Sara Bareilles & Brandon Victor Dixon Get Ready for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in 2018

Everything's alright, because we've got the buzz on what's a happenin' this weekend, and it's Jesus Christ Superstar. [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar, BroadwayWorld TV, Brandon Victor Dixon, John Legend Sara Bareilles


Jackie Burns and Jonah Platt to Star in A WALK ON THE MOON at George Street Playhouse

Wicked alums Jackie Burns Broadway's longest running Elphaba and Jonah Platt NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar will star as Pearl and Marty Kantrowitz in the East Coast premiere of A Walk on the Moon, at George Street Playhouse this April. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, East Coast, Jesus Christ Superstar, Elphaba, Jackie Burns, BWW News Desk, George Street Playhouse, Jonah Platt, Jackie Burns Broadway, Marty Kantrowitz


Review Roundup: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR 50th Anniversary Tour - The Critics Weigh!

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic musical, Jesus Christ Superstar officially launched the 50th anniversary tour at Austin's Bass Concert Hall on October 8th before visiting over 30 cities including Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago. [Author: Review Roundups]
Tags: Theatre, Chicago, Austin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tim Rice, Review Roundups, Los Angeles Denver Nashville Dallas


VIDEO: First Look At The National Tour Of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic musical, Jesus Christ Superstar officially launched the 50th anniversary tour at Austin's Bass Concert Hall on October 8th before visiting over 30 cities including Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago. Check out brand new video of the cast in action [Author: BroadwayWorld TV]
Tags: Theatre, Austin, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tim Rice, Chicago Check, BroadwayWorld TV, Los Angeles Denver Nashville Dallas


Anthony Bourdain Wins Six Posthumous Emmys

And here’s the list of everyone else who won Creative Arts Emmys. Saturday Night Live and the live presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar also did quite well.
Tags: Art, Media, Anthony Bourdain, Jesus Christ Superstar, 09.09.18


Theater News: Jesus Christ Superstar to Go on North American Tour in 2019

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock opera will hit the road.
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tim Rice


Photo Flash: Sara Bareilles Receives a Sardi's Portrait

The Waitress composer and Jesus Christ Superstar leading lady joins the restaurant's wall of fame.
Tags: Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sara Bareilles, Sardi


Video Flash: The Kid Band of School of Rock Pays Tribute to Jesus Christ Superstar

The youngsters of the Andrew Lloyd Webber show rock out to "Heaven on Their Minds" before this Sunday's live broadcast.
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, Kid Band of School of Rock Pays Tribute


Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With John Legend and Sara Bareilles for Jesus Christ Superstar

The production will air live April 1 on NBC.
Tags: Theatre, John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar, Sara Bareilles


TV News: Sara Bareilles Joins Jesus Christ Superstar as Mary Magdalene

The cast will also feature John Legend and Alice Cooper.
Tags: Theatre, John Legend, Jesus Christ Superstar, Mary Magdalene, Sara Bareilles


Photo Flash: First Look at Constantine Maroulis and Ciara Renée in Jesus Christ Superstar

Gordon Greenberg directs the production for the Muny.
Tags: Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar, Ciara Renee, Constantine Maroulis, Gordon Greenberg


Review: Jesus Christ Superstar

Signature Theatre brings back an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.
Tags: Theatre, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar


Photo Flash: First Look at Nicholas Edwards, Ari McKay Wilford, Natascia Diaz and More in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar, directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco Gypsy, The Flick. With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber The Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Tim Rice Evita, Chess, featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story comes to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017. Br...
Tags: Theatre, Jesus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, BroadwayWorld, BWW News Desk, Joe Calarco, Nicholas Edwards Ari McKay Wilford Natascia Diaz


VIDEO: See Nicholas Edwards and More in Highlights from JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at D.C.'s Signature Theatre

Signature Theatre presents Jesus Christ Superstar,directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco Gypsy, The Flick. With a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber The Phantom of the Opera, Evita and Tim Rice Evita, Chess, featuring 'I Don't Know How to Love Him' and 'Everything's Alright,' Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of Jesus' life in his final week. This epic story will come to life in an immersive new staging in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre and runs now through July 2, 2017....
Tags: Theatre, Jesus, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar, BWW News Desk, Nicholas Edwards, Joe Calarco


Video Flash: Ari McKay Wilford Sings From Signature Theatre's Jesus Christ Superstar

Hear an unplugged rendition of "Heaven on Their Minds."
Tags: Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar, Ari McKay Wilford


Video Flash: Nicholas Edwards Previews Signature Theatre's Jesus Christ Superstar

Joe Calarco directs the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical.
Tags: Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar, Andrew Lloyd Webber Tim Rice, Nicholas Edwards, Joe Calarco


Theater News: Signature Theatre Sets Casting for Jesus Christ Superstar

The production will be directed by Joe Calarco.
Tags: Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar


Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Disney, Jesus Christ Superstar, BWW News Desk


Andrew Lloyd Webber warns of diversity crisis in British theatre

Composer publishes report saying he fears for ‘hideously white’ industry’s survival unless it reflects diversity of population Andrew Lloyd Webber has said he fears for the survival of British theatre unless it reflects the diversity of the nation’s population, referring to the industry as still ‘hideously white’.The award-winning composer of hits including Evita, Cats and Jesus Christ Superstar sounds the warning in a diversity report he commissioned to address the lack of non-white performers ...
Tags: Theatre, Society, UK News, World news, Culture, Race issues, Stage, Equality, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar


Jackie Burns, Michael Hunsaker and Daniel Rowan Lead Casa Manana's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, Starting Tonight

Casa Maana Theatre opens its 2016-17 Broadway season with Jesus Christ Superstar, tonight, September 10, through September 18. Tickets are on sale now. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Broadway, Jesus Christ Superstar, BWW News Desk


Nothing Like You've Ever Known

Next week, we open Tell Me on a Sunday, Andrew Lloyd Webber's one-act, one-woman, pop musical. I haven't been blogging about it for two reasons. First, we've had a very short, very fast rehearsal process, compared to our usual. And second, I didn't direct this show.Some of you reading this will think, Yeah, so? And others will think, Oh my god, holy shit, you must be fucking kidding me!See, this show closes New Line's 25th anniversary season, and in all those twenty-five seasons, I directed eve...
Tags: Musicals, Theatre, Broadway, Musical, St Louis, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sarah, Jesus Christ Superstar, Emma, Andrew Jackson, Jerry Springer, Scott Miller, Maureen, Joanne, Directing, Nate Jackson


The War of the Worlds review – a holographic Liam Neeson delivers apocalyptic news

HG Wells’ prose is the hero of Jeff Wayne’s full-blown musical revival, which has enough bombast to drown out any ringtones in the audienceThere was always an overlap between the concept double album and the stage musical: Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita were tried out on record before they reached the theatre. But another gatefold LP of the same era – Jeff Wayne’s 1978 electric oratorio version of the HG Wells novel The War of the Worlds – has taken 38 years,...
Tags: Musicals, Theatre, Culture, Stage, Liam Neeson, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Hg Wells, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita, Tim Rice, David Essex, Jeff Wayne



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