Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s multi award-winning production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR transfers to the Barbican Theatre for just 60 performances in 2019
The production won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical, and played two sell-out runs at the Open Air Theatre before playing the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 2018
Originally written as a rock opera album, Jesus Christ Superstar made its explosive debut on the Broadway stage in 1971. The show transferred to the West End the following year where it ran for eight years and went on to become one of the most enduring musicals of its time. Its rock musicians, contemporary design and thrilling choreography make this energetic and emotionally charged production unforgettable.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and the Barbican Theatre have announced that, following its overwhelming sell-out success in 2016 and 2017 at the Open Air Theatre, Jesus Christ Superstar transfers to the Barbican Theatre for just 60 performances in 2019 (4 July – 24 August). Earlier this year the production played the Lyric Opera of Chicago, and it embarks on a North American Tour in the Autumn of 2019.
With direction by Timothy Sheader, design by Tom Scutt, choreography by Drew McOnie, musical direction by Tom Deering, lighting design by Lee Curran and sound design by Nick Lidster for Autograph, the production won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and the Evening Standard Award for Best Musical.Casting information will be announced in due course.
Jesus Christ Superstar is produced by William Village and Timothy Sheader for Regent’s Park Theatre Ltd by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group Limited.
Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2019 season will be announced later this month.
4 July – 24 August
Barbican Centre, Silk St, London EC2Y 8DS