MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway
Opening Date
Oct 12, 1971
Closing Date
Jul 01, 1973
1st Preview
Sep 29, 1971
1st Preview
Sep 29, 1971
Previews
13
Performances
711
MusicalDramaOriginalBroadway

ABOUT THIS PRODUCTION

Theatres
Mark Hellinger Theatre
(Oct 12, 1971 - Jul 01, 1973)

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

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: Al Miller and Mathilde Pincus; 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
Mary Magdalene
Jesus of Nazareth
Judas Iscariot
King Herod
 
Merchant
 
Leper
Caiaphas
Pontius Pilate
Apostle
 
Merchant
 
Leper
 
Reporter
Judas' Tormentor
 
Soldier
Third Priest
Reporter
 
Apostle Woman
 
Temple Lady
 
Leper
First Priest
Cured Leper
 
Apostle Woman
 
Temple Lady
Simon Zealotes
 
Merchant
 
Leper
Reporter
 
Apostle Woman
 
Temple Lady
 
Leper
Cured Leper
 
Apostle
Soul Girl
 
Leper
Apostle Woman
 
Temple Lady
 
Leper
Cured Leper
 
Apostle
 
Reporter
Judas' Tormentor
 
Soldier
Cured Leper
 
Temple Lady
 
Merchant
 
Leper
Annas
Cured Leper
 
Apostle
 
Merchant
Apostle
 
Leper
 
Reporter
Second Priest
Cured Leper
 
Temple Lady
Reporter
 
Apostle Woman
 
Temple Lady
 
Leper
Reporter
 
Leper
Soul Girl
 
Leper
Soul Girl
 
Leper
Maid by the Fire
 
Leper
Cured Leper
 
Apostle
 
Merchant
Old Man
 
Apostle
 
Leper
Cured Leper
 
Temple Lady
 
Reporter
Soldier
 
Judas' Tormentor
Soldier
 
Judas' Tormentor
Reporter
 
Leper
Reporter
 
Apostle
 
Leper
 
Reporter
 
Leper
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)

Mark Hellinger Theatre (Oct 12, 1971 - Jul 01, 1973)

Musical Director: Gordon Lowry Harrell
Sound Design by Abe Jacob; Assistant to Mr. Fisher: Carol Rubinstein
Assistant Co. Mgr: Maribeth Gilbert
Production Supervisor: Galen McKinley; Stage Manager: William Schill; Assistant Stage Mgr: Robert W. Pitman
Dance Captain: Christopher Allen

Cast

Cured Leper
 
Apostle
 
Reporter
Pontius Pilate
Jan 24, 1972 - ?
Apostle
 
Leper
 
Reporter
 
Judas' Tormentor
Soldier
 
Judas' Tormentor
Cured Leper
 
Temple Lady
Soul Girl
 
Singer
 
Merchant
 
Leper
Jesus of Nazareth
Cured Leper
 
Apostle Woman
 
Temple Lady
Kathye Dezina
Broadway debut
Mary Magdalene
Pontius Pilate
Reporter
 
Temple Lady
 
Leper
Cured Leper
 
Apostle
 
Merchant
 
Tormentor (Judas' Death)
Soul Girl
 
Singer
 
Temple Lady
 
Reporter
 
Apostle Woman
Reporter
 
Leper
 
Apostle Woman
Leper
 
Merchant
 
Singer
Apostle
Mary Magdalene
Apr 17, 1972 - ?
 
Judas' Tormentor
First Priest
Judas Iscariot
Caiaphas
Apostle
 
Merchant
 
Leper
 
Reporter
 
Tormentor (Judas' Death)
Second Priest
Soldier
 
Judas' Tormentor
Old Man
Simon Zealotes
 
Merchant
 
Leper
George Mansour
Broadway debut
Pontius Pilate
Third Priest
Soul Girl
 
Singer
Cured Leper
 
Temple Lady
 
Apostle Woman
 
Reporter
Merchant
 
Leper
 
Singer
Apostle Woman
 
Cured Leper
 
Temple Lady
 
Leper
 
Singer
Soldier
 
Judas' Tormentor
Cured Leper
 
Apostle
 
Reporter
 
Merchant
 
Tormentor (Judas' Death)
Reporter
 
Leper
 
Apostle
 
Merchant
 
Soldier
 
Judas' Tormentor
Singer
 
Apostle
Soul Girl
 
Singer
 
Apostle Woman
Apostle
 
Cured Leper
 
Reporter
Maid by the Fire
Cured Leper
 
Apostle
 
Merchant
Understudies: William Daniel Grey (Jesus of Nazareth), Reggie Mack (Judas Iscariot), James Sbano (Judas Iscariot) and Shirley Sypert (Mary Magdalene)
music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics by Tim Rice
Act 1
Sung 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 2
Sung 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

Tony Award®

 

Best Original Score

1972 Nominee
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
 

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

1972 Nominee
Ben Vereen
 

Best Scenic Design

1972 Nominee
Scenic Design by Robin Wagner
 

Best Costume Design

1972 Nominee
Costume Design by Randy Barcelo
 

Best Lighting Design

1972 Nominee
Lighting Design by Jules Fisher

Drama Desk Award

Most Promising Composer

1972 Winner
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber

Theatre World

Award

1972 Recipient
Ben Vereen
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