Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar
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.