Jesus Christ Superstar to return to Liverpool Empire
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Jesus Christ Superstar is coming to Liverpool in October 2023 as part of its UK Tour.
Following several acclaimed and sold-out runs in London as well as an extensive tour of North America, the Olivier Award-winning reimagined production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s celebrated musical Jesus Christ Superstar will visit the Liverpool Empire Theatre from Monday 23rd – Saturday 28th October 2023 as part of its UK tour.
A global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for decades, Jesus Christ Superstar‘s iconic 1970s rock score was originally released as a concept album and opened on Broadway in 1971 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre. The original London production ran for over eight years. By the time it closed, after 3,358 performances, it had become the longest-running musical in West End history at that time. Jesus Christ Superstar has been reproduced regularly around the world in the years since its first appearance, with performances including a Broadway revival in 2012, an ITV competition TV show called Superstar that led to casting Ben Forster as Jesus in an arena tour of the show, and a production at the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre celebrating 45 years since the musical’s Broadway debut.
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’.
Producer David Ian said: “I am thrilled to be taking this award-winning production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s much loved musical JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR on tour in 2023/2024. Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre has created a fresh and bold new version of a beloved classic which will enthrall both longtime fans of the show and delight those seeing it for the very first time”.
Diane Belding, Theatre Director at the Liverpool Empire said: “We’re delighted to be welcoming the much-loved Jesus Christ Superstar to the Empire this Autumn. It’s such an iconic musical and I know the people of the region will be just as excited as we are to see this brand new, reimagined production.”
To find out more visit www.jesuschristsuperstar.com