On January 16, 2017, a concert version of Jesus Christ Superstar was presented at the Highline Ballroom in NYC boasting a female centered cast, including such noteworthy Broadway names as Morgan James, Shoshana Bean, and many more, and an all-female band. To quote the organizers of the event, "...the weight of national events on their minds, and the wind of the largest single-day protest in American history at their backs. The excitement was palpable." It sold out within days of being announced and met with much acclaim from its audience and critics alike.
JCS Zone, as the foremost fan community for all forms of JCS, prides itself on recognizing and honoring performances of our favorite that defy traditional norms and explore the show and its score from a new perspective. The music was as it always is (not a key, lyric, or tempo was altered), the pronouns remained the same, and yet the choices of these fearless performers shone a new light on the material, and brought forth things about the show that no one had considered before.
Now, they are crowdfunding the first all-female cast recording of JCS! (5% of any money raised after the goal is reached will go to Malala Fund.) They are currently 58% of the way there, with less than a month left toward their goal. Help them "get the power and the glory, forever and ever and ever," and forever preserve for posterity this unique vision of the classic rock opera by Sir Tim Rice (Official) and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
NBC won't allow us to show you the actual video so this is the best we are going to get. This performance was recorded on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 1993. Ted Neeley performs the song Gethsemane from Jesus Christ Superstar. Although not the full version of the song, this performance remains an all time fan favourite for many.