Jesus Christ Superstar opened on Broadway on October 12, 1971, at the Mark Hellinger Theatre and the original Broadway cast recording starring Ian Gillan (Jesus), Murray Head (Judas) and Yvonne Elliman (Mary Magdalene).

The musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, was their first to be produced on the professional stage.

Ted Neeley headlined the first touring company that opened at the Universal Studios Amphitheater on June 28, 1972.

Show closed eight years (3,358 performances later), it had become the longest running musical in West End history.

In the fall of 1996, directed by Gale Edwards and designed by John Napier, opened a new production at the Lyceum Theatre. Production was re-worked and re-designed to tour the UK in 1998 and 1999.

Now, Ted Neeley has reprises the role as Jesus in the national tour in 2008 and 2009.

Musical Numbers

ACT 1

 OVERTURE................................ the company

   "Heaven on Their Mind" ..... Judas

   "What's The Buzz" ..... Jesus, Mary, The Apostles and Their Women

   "Strange Thing, Mystifying" ..... Judas, Jesus, The Apostles, and Their Women

   "Then We Are Decided" .....

   "Everythings Alright" ..... Mary, Judas, Jesus, The Apostles, and Their Women

   "This Jesus Must Die" ..... Caiaphas, Annas, The Priests and The Company

   "Hosanna" ..... Caiaphas, Jesus and The Company

   "Simon Zealotes" ..... Simon and The Company

   "Poor Jerusalem" ..... Jesus

   "Pilate's Dream" ..... Pilate

   "The Temple" ..... Jesus, Merchants and Money Lenders

   "I Don't Know How To Love Him" ..... Mary, Jesus

   "Damned For All Time" ..... Judas, Annas, Caiaphas and Priests

ACT 1

   "The Last Supper" ..... Jesus, Judas and the Apostles

   "Gethsemane" ..... Jesus

   "The Arrest" ..... Peter, Jesus, Apostles, Reporters, Caiaphas and Annas

   "Peter's Denial" ..... Maid, Peter, Soldier, Old Man and Mary

   "Pilate And Christ" ..... Pilate, Soldier, Jesus and The Company

   "King Herod's Song" ..... Herod

   "Could We Start Again, Please?" ..... Mary, Peter and The Company

   "Judas' Death" ..... Judas, Annnas and Caiaphas

   "Trial Before Pilate" ..... Pilate, Caiaphas, Jesus and the Mob

   "Superstar" .....

   "The Crucifixion" ..... Jesus, and the Company

   "John 19:41" ..... the Orchestra