50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar stops at Purdue April 14
Brett Hennessey Jones (Simon) and the company of the North American Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar will stop at Purdue’s Elliott Hall of Music April 14, 2023. Photo by Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade
Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production of the iconic musical phenomenon Jesus Christ Superstar returns to Elliott Hall of Music Friday, April 14, 2023 at 8:00 p.m. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theatre audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring.
With lyrics and music by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.
Originally produced on Broadway in 1971, Jesus Christ Superstar was a groundbreaking musical that challenged traditional ideas about how to tell the story of Jesus Christ. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, the show was a hit with audiences and critics alike, earning five Tony nominations and spawning numerous international productions.
Tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary Tour are now available for purchase online via Purdue Account Manager, by phone at (765) 494-3933, or by visiting the Purdue University Stewart Center Box Office at 128 Memorial Mall, Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Group discounts are available directly from the box office for parties of 15 or more.
Tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar
Friday, April 14 / 8PM
Elliott Hall of Music
Group Discount Available