Jesus Christ Superstar
|Jesus Christ Superstar|
Paul Nicholas Warren playing Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar
|Music||Andrew Lloyd Webber|
|Basis||Gospel accounts of Jesus|
West End (1972)
Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera. It is based on the Gospel accounts of Jesus. Tim Rice wrote the lyrics and Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the music. Superstar premiered on 12 October 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Broadway. It opened on the West End in 1972. It was released as a movie in 1973 starring Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson.