Last modified: Thursday, January 21, 2010
'Jesus Christ Superstar' at IU Auditorium to feature actor Ted Neeley, show's original star
Jesus Christ Superstar musical
WHEN: Feb. 10 and 11, 8 p.m.
WHERE: IU Auditorium, 1211 E. 7th St.
TICKETS: $19-$40 for IU Bloomington students with a valid ID and $37-$59 for general public, on sale now. Individual tickets may be purchased online at IUauditorium.com, in person at the IU Auditorium Box Office, as well as through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. The IU Auditorium Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 21, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar -- featuring the show's original star, Ted Neeley -- stops in Bloomington for two performances at IU Auditorium Feb. 10 and 11, 8 p.m.
The first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be performed on the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar is one of the most popular and enduring works ever created for the musical theater.
Featuring notable songs that include "Superstar," "Everything's Alright" and "I Don't Know How to Love Him," Jesus Christ Superstar earned five Tony nominations.
Set in two acts, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. Superstar dramatizes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the unrest caused by his preaching and popularity, his betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate and his ultimate crucifixion.
Ted Neeley, who plays Jesus, also headlined the first touring company of the show in 1972 and met his wife while making the Jesus Christ Superstar film -- for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe -- in Israel in the 70s.
"We are excited to welcome back the venerable Ted Neeley to our stage in this classic musical that continues to resonate with today's audiences," said IU Auditorium Director Doug Booher. "This original rock opera is an exhilarating and significant piece of musical theater, as relevant and as timeless as ever."
More information on Jesus Christ Superstar and all shows on IU Auditorium's 2009-2010 season can be found at IUauditorium.com. The Web site features video clips and a selection of songs from this season's performances, in addition to podcasts and a direct link to the IU Auditorium Facebook Fan Page and Twitter page, whose members receive exclusive benefits throughout the year.
Jesus Christ Superstar is sponsored by Smithville One. The IU Auditorium 2009-2010 season is presented by Curry Auto Center, B97, The Herald-Times, Indiana University Document Service Center, Indiana University Residential Programs and Services and Ivy Tech Community College.