Legend ascends the cross above his disciples for the final -- and most powerful -- scene of the musical. Channing died Tuesday of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, Calif. View file page to object. The crew kept a close eye on that sand. Ben Daniels had a lot of fun strutting around the stage as an imperious, tightly wound Pontius Pilate; his performance was big, theatrical and enjoyably precise, and his wardrobe was to die for. But subsequent offerings have seen diminishing returns, with rival Fox's A Christmas Story Live! Ted Neely is an actor, singer, composer, and producer who played Jesus in the 1973 film Jesus Christ Superstar.
Judas ascended a ladder, and when the ladder fell, it was clear that he had taken his life. The soldiers arrest Jesus and send him to Caiaphas, then Pontius Pilate, King Herod, and finally back to Pilate, who condemns him to death on the cross. For more information on cookies including how to manage your consent visit our. Executive produced by , , , , and , it was a staged concert performance of the 1970. She makes singing seem so easy. Least-viewed is first, most-watched last. Rather improbably, he was accompanied by three backup singers who were made up to look like Diana Ross and the Supremes.
Kurt Yaghjian as Annas Kurt Yaghjian is an actor and singer who played Annas in the 1973 movie Jesus Christ Superstar. Overwhelmed by a throng of people needing his assistance, he tells them to heal themselves, and his follower Mary Magdalene attempts to calm him. The network reignited the trend of annual live-musical events in 2013 with The Sound of Music Live! Billed as a staged concert, the production will air live from the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N. The play will come to Broadway this spring for a 12-week limited run at the Helen Hayes Theater. These days, Bingham lives in Brewster, New York, with his wife and two children.
It was the most-viewed program of the night of both network and cable programming. Who knew Jesus of Nazareth ran a tattoo parlor? Viola Davis, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Bernadette Peters are among the slew of celebrities taking to Twitter to pay tribute to late singer, comedienne and actress Carol Channing. Also before the show, the front-row mosh pit got a little coaching on waving their hands in their air. It was nominated for five Tonys, including Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Vereen. The production was expected to utilize as many as twelve cameras to film the special.
His other famous television roles include work on shows like Batman, Galtar and the Golden Lance, Tales from the Darkside and Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, and films, such as Madhouse, Brannigan, The Kentucky Fried Movie, The Shining, Ragtime, and Trading Places, among others. But this live show was a lot. And the immediacy of television, with close-ups capable of bringing us in tight on the performers' faces, gave Jesus and Mary Magdalene a complexity that often is missing from conventional productions. The 1973 film was directed by Oscar winner Norman Jewison and starred Ted Neeley. But over the years the show started to develop into something both urgently political and deeply personal — and things got scary.
The show brought the audience to its feet three times. No, she managed to steal the show from the audience with a steady stream of amazing tweets. It was ultimately not needed. The 1971 musical opened at the Mark Hellinger Theatre on Broadway and starred Jeff Fenholt as Jesus and Ben Vereen as Judas. Members of the troupe constantly crossed the stage, climbed the scaffolding surrounding the stage, and even graffiti-ed the walls. Bob Bingham as Caiaphas Bob Bingham is known for appearing in the touring production of Hair in 1970.
She was drawn to Webber's music — particularly Love Him, in which Mary confesses her unrequited feelings for Jesus. Lloyd Webber won a Drama Desk Award for Most Promising Composer. I think it does bring Jesus into focus for the the rest of the world that is not believers. Read More: Oh, and the cast? Even so, preparing for this gig can arouse some nerves. He was joined by , , Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate and , among others. The entire cast, a multi-cultural tribe who looked as though they just left a loft party at 3 a. The words expressed in this story are very specific and shape the vocals.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert will feature the iconic rock opera in front of a live audience in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, at the Marcy Armory, according to. In addition to Legend, Sara Bareilles stars as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Jin Ha as Annas, Jason Tam as Peter, and Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes. It was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical for Vereen. But it was also like a pop concert, with a live audience reacting with claps and cheers. It was Legend, Bareilles and Dixon who carried most of the production.
As if the singing along weren't enough, Legend parades in to a fanfare and begins shaking hands with ecstatic audience members. The special was executive produced and directed by Brad Lachman and written and produced by Matt Lachman. I was especially moved by the crucifiction. In the special, Webber was interviewed by , , and. Least-viewed is first, most-watched last.