‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Will Rise on Broadway Next March

It’s now official: Jesus will be back on Broadway.

The much talked about Stratford Shakespeare Festival‘s production of Jesus Christ Superstar will rise at the Neil Simon Theatre. Preview performances will begin March 1, 2012 and the show will open March 22nd.

West Coasters, if you want to see it before it hits New York, it’s going to run at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, November 18th through December 31, 2011.

Guess who has tickets for the opening at the Playhouse on the 18th? Me. Can’t wait! If you want to go, click here for tickets.

The press release is below.  

THE STRATFORD SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL’S

PRODUCTION OF

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER AND TIM RICE’S

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

DIRECTED BY DES MCANUFF

PREVIEW PERFORMANCES BEGIN MARCH 1, 2012

OPENS MARCH 22, 2012 AT BROADWAY’S NEIL SIMON THEATRE

It was confirmed today (Wednesday, September 28, 2011) that The Stratford Shakespeare Festival’s hit production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, directed by the Festival’s Artistic Director Des McAnuff, will open at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway on Thursday, March 22, 2012.  Previews will begin Thursday, March 1, 2012.

Dodger Properties and the Really Useful Group will present the Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.

The production opened in Canada on June 3, 2011 to critical acclaim and will continue there through November 6, 2011.  Following that, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will play the La Jolla Playhouse November 18, 2011 to December 31, 2011.              

The Toronto Globe and Mail raved, “This production is an absolute miracle,” while the Toronto Star called it “the best show you’ll see this year.”

“A sparkling production literally pulsing with life,” wrote the Toronto Sun; and Variety enthused, “McAnuff has managed to come up with a vision that is faithful to the original but manages to make it seem fresh to an audience in 2011.”

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