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Mark Hellinger Theatre , (10/12/1971 - 7/01/1973)
First Preview:Sep 29, 1971 Total Previews:13
Opening Date:Oct 12, 1971   
Closing Date:Jul 01, 1973 Total Performances:711

Category: Musical, Drama, Original, Broadway
Description: The last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth
Setting: Bethany, Jerusalem, Pontius Pilate's palace, the garden of Gethsemane, house of Herod, Golgotha


Production Staff
Mark Hellinger General Manager: Arthur Rubin
Produced by Robert Stigwood; Produced in association with MCA, Inc.; Produced by arrangement with David Land; Associate Producer: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.
Lyrics by Tim Rice; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Musical Director: Marc Pressel; Music orchestrated by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Conceived for the stage by Tom O'Horgan; Directed by Tom O'Horgan
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner; Lighting Design by Jules Fisher; Costume Design by Randy Barcelo; Stereo Sound Designed by Taplin Productions; Assistant Scenic Design: Ralph Funicello and Marjorie Kellogg; Assistant to Mr. Wagner: Paula Kauffman; Assistant to Mr. Fisher: Lydia Winslow; Assistant to Mr. Barcelo: Frank Palinski
General Manager: Gatchell & Neufeld, Ltd.; Company Manager: John Corkill
Production Supervisor: Charles Gray; Stage Manager: Galen McKinley; Assistant Stage Mgr: Frank Marino
Musician: Randall's Island; Music Contractor: Mel Rodnon; Music Preparation: Mathilde Pincus and Al Miller; Assistant Conductor: Seymour Miroff
Assistant to the Director: Harvey Milk; General Press Representative for Robert Stigwood: Solters / Sabinson / Roskin Inc.; General Press Representative: Merle Debuskey; Press Representative: Leo Stern; Casting: Michael Shurtleff; Dance Captain: Tom Stovall; Advertising: The Blaine Thompson Company
Cast
Yvonne Elliman Mary Magdalene
Jeff Fenholt Jesus of Nazareth
Ben Vereen Judas Iscariot
Paul Ainsley King Herod
Merchant
Leper
Bob Bingham Caiaphas
Barry Dennen Pontius Pilate
Robalee Barnes Apostle
Merchant
Leper
Reporter
Eddie Barton Judas' Tormentor
Soldier
Steven Bell Third Priest
Ferne Bork Reporter
Apostle Woman
Temple Lady
Leper
Alan Braunstein First Priest
Celia Brin Cured Leper
Apostle Woman
Temple Lady
Dennis Buckley Simon Zealotes
Merchant
Leper
Kay Cole Reporter
Apostle Woman
Temple Lady
Leper
Dennis Cooley Cured Leper
Apostle
Charlotte Crossley Soul Girl
Leper
Denise Delapenha Apostle Woman
Temple Lady
Leper
Pi Douglas Cured Leper
Apostle
Reporter
Tony Gardner Judas' Tormentor
Soldier
Robin Grean Cured Leper
Temple Lady
Michael Jason Peter
Merchant
Leper
Phil Jethro Annas
Cliff Lipson Cured Leper
Apostle
Merchant
Doug Lucas Apostle
Leper
Reporter
Michael Meadows Second Priest
Laura Michaels Cured Leper
Temple Lady
Anita Morris Reporter
Apostle Woman
Temple Lady
Leper
Ted Neeley Reporter
Leper
Cecelia Norfleet Soul Girl
Leper
Janet Powell Soul Girl
Leper
Linda Rios Maid by the Fire
Leper
James Sbano Cured Leper
Apostle
Merchant
Peter Schlosser Old Man
Apostle
Leper
Bonnie Schon Cured Leper
Temple Lady
Reporter
Tom Stovall Soldier
Judas' Tormentor
Paul Sylvan Soldier
Judas' Tormentor
Margaret Warncke Reporter
Leper
Willie Windsor Reporter
Apostle
Leper
Samuel E. Wright Apostle
Reporter
Leper
Kurt Yaghjian Reporter
Leper
Swings: Marsha Faye and Nat Morris
Understudies: Robalee Barnes (Simon Zealotes), Dennis Cooley (Jesus of Nazareth), Denise Delapenha (Mary Magdalene), Michael Jason (Annas), Phil Jethro (Pontius Pilate), Cliff Lipson (First Priest, Second Priest), Doug Lucas (Third Priest), Michael Meadows (King Herod), Ted Neeley (Jesus of Nazareth), Peter Schlosser (Caiaphas), Willie Windsor (Peter) and Kurt Yaghjian (Judas Iscariot)
Theatre World
nominee 1972 Award [recipient]
Ben Vereen
Tony Award®
 1972 Best Original Score [nominee]
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
 1972 Best Featured Actor in a Musical [nominee]
Ben Vereen
 1972 Best Scenic Design [nominee]
Robin Wagner
 1972 Best Costume Design [nominee]
Randy Barcelo
 1972 Best Lighting Design [nominee]
Jules Fisher
Drama Desk Award
winner 1972 Most Promising Composer [winner]
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Tim Rice
ACT 1Sung By
Heaven on Their Minds Judas Iscariot
What's the Buzz Jesus of Nazareth, Mary Magdalene, Apostles and Women
Strange Thing Mystifying Judas Iscariot, Jesus of Nazareth, Apostles and Women
Everything's Alright Mary Magdalene, Judas Iscariot, Jesus of Nazareth, Apostle and Women
This Jesus Must Die Caiaphas, Annas, Priests and Company
Hosanna Caiaphas, Jesus of Nazareth and Company
Simon Zealotes Simon Zealotes, Soul Girls and Company
Poor Jerusalem Jesus of Nazareth
Pilate's Dream Pontius Pilate
The Temple Jesus of Nazareth and Company
I Don't Know How to Love Him Mary Magdalene and Jesus of Nazareth
Damned For All Time Judas Iscariot, Annas, Caiaphas and Priests
ACT 2Sung By
The Last Supper Jesus of Nazareth, Judas Iscariot and Apostles
Gethsemane Jesus of Nazareth
The Arrest Peter, Jesus of Nazareth, Apostles, Reporters, Caiaphas and Annas
Peter's Denial Maid by the Fire, Peter, Soldier, Old Man and Mary Magdalene
Pilate and Christ Pontius Pilate, Soldier, Jesus of Nazareth and Company
King Herod's Song King Herod
Could We Start Again, Please? Mary Magdalene and Peter
Judas' Death Judas Iscariot, Annas and Caiaphas
Trial Before Pilate Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, Jesus of Nazareth and The Mob
Superstar Judas Iscariot, Soul Girls and Company
Crucifixion Company and Jesus of Nazareth
John 19:41 Orchestra