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Recording of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Released Digitally April 6

Masterworks Broadway releases Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, the original soundtrack of the NBC television event, digitally on April 6. The physical CD will arrive April 20.


Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, aired April 1 from the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Oscar and Grammy winner John Legend starred as Jesus with Waitress’ Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Jason Tam as Peter, Jin Ha as Annas, and Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.

The complete track listing for the recording follows:

Disc 1
1. Overture
2. Heaven on Their Minds
3. What’s The Buzz / Strange Thing Mystifying
4. Everything’s Alright
5. This Jesus Must Die
6. Hosanna
7. Simon Zealotes / Poor Jerusalem
8. Pilate’s Dream
9. The Temple
10. Everything’s Alright (Reprise)
11. I Don’t Know How to Love Him
12. Damned for All Time / Blood Money

Disc 2
1. The Last Supper
2. Gethsemane (I Only Want to Say)
3. Transition
4. The Arrest
5. Peter’s Denial
6. Pilate and Christ
7. King Herod’s Song
8. Transition After Herod
9. Could We Start Again, Please?
10. Judas’s Death
11. Trial Before Pilate (Including The 39 Lashes)
12. Superstar
13. The Crucifixion
14. John Nineteen: Forty One
15. Curtain Call

READ: The 7 Best Things About Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

The David Leveaux-helmed concert was staged in front of an audience at Williamsburg’s Marcy Armory. Alex Rudzinski, who earned an Emmy for his work on Fox’s Grease and an additional nod for NBC’s Hairspray, returned to the live musical format as television director.

Lloyd Webber and Rice executive produced the live event along with Marc Platt, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and Rudzinski.

Jesus Christ Superstar premiered on Broadway in 1971 and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Original Score for Lloyd Webber and Rice. The show was subsequently revived in 1977, 2000, and 2012.

(Updated April 6, 2018)

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