Synopsis by Mark Deming
Jesus Christ Superstar was Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's first international success, first as a top-selling concept album and then as a hit stage production. In 1996, a successful new production of the show was staged in London, and this home video release preserves this bold new adaptation of the show. In Jesus Christ Superstar, the story of Jesus (played by Glenn Carter) is retold in a modern setting from the perspective of Judas (Jerome Pradon), Christ's friend and disciple who becomes disillusioned and turns against Jesus when he becomes close friends with Mary Madgaline (Renee Castle), a prostitute. This television version was directed by Nick Morris and Gale Edwards in 2000.
Broadway, musical [play], stage, theater