Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Preview: Jesus Christ Superstar

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar
Sundance Channel

Jesus Christ Superstar (Sundance Channel, 10pm) - After its success as the top LP album of 1971 and a popular run on Broadway, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice's rock opera retelling of the last days of Christ came to the screen in 1973.

Ted Neeley (an understudy for the Broadway production) plays the title role under Norman Jewison's direction. Costarring are the album's original Mary Magdalene, Yvonne Ellman, and Broadway veteran Carl Anderson as a charismatic Judas.

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