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The first musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be produced for the professional stage, Jesus Christ Superstar has wowed audiences for 50 years. Countless amateur and professional groups alike have enabled this timeless work to touch new generations of audiences and performers. But one may be familiar with the album or the film, and (somehow) unaware that the show is produced live frequently every year. One may also be unaware of special JCS-related events featuring stars of the original stage or film casts.

Want to experience the magic of JCS for yourself in a real live theater (or cinema)? Well, look no further! Now, thanks to this page, you will be able to track down performances at a venue near you, with links to buy tickets and learn more about each production (or event) where available.

Support your local JCS, and keep the circle turning!

Public Service Announcements

It is our understanding that certain licensing agencies forbid an amateur presenter from announcing that they are presenting Jesus Christ Superstar until after a set cut-off date. However, this has yet to stop the agency from turning around and prematurely posting a listing on their website, from which we in turn source our knowledge. We have, in the past, posted about such productions before the appointed date and have been privately asked to remove this information. If this has occurred in your case, speak to us immediately, and we will comply. We fail to understand why this continues to be the case, but we are willing to accommodate amateur groups, who are not "the bad guy" here.

Additionally, all event information at links and listed below is subject to change as the world continues to deal with the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We aim to keep the info as current as possible, but this is not going to be an exact science. Please bear with us!

Licensing Agents

Below, you’ll find the appropriate contact to license Jesus Christ Superstar in your part of the world. If your licensing affiliate does not include a list of forthcoming amateur or regional productions on their site, you’re welcome to reach out to us through our Facebook page, and we’ll be happy to help promote your event to potential viewers in your region!

USA / Canada / Mexico / Puerto Rico

Concord Theatricals logo
See below for a list of forthcoming productions, and click the logo above to access licensing info!

Concord Theatricals Corp.
250 W. 57th Street
6th Floor
New York, NY 10107
(866) 979-0447
info@concordtheatricals.com

UK / Ireland / Rest of World

ALW Show Licensing logo
Click the logo above to access licensing info!

Andrew Lloyd Webber Show Licensing
Really Useful Group
6 Catherine Street
London WC2B 5JY
United Kingdom
+44 (0)20 3475 7923
stockandamateur@reallyuseful.com

Australia / New Zealand

Origin Theatrical logo
Click the logo above to access licensing info!

ORiGiN™ Theatrical Pty. Ltd.
PO Box Q1235
QVB Post Office
Sydney NSW 1230
Australia
(+61 2) 8514 5204
kim@originmusic.com.au

Austria / Germany / Switzerland

Musik und Bühne logo
See below for a list of forthcoming productions, and click the logo above to access licensing info!

Musik und Bühne Verlagsgesellschaft mbH
Bahnhofstraße 44-46
65185 Wiesbaden
Germany
+49 611 360 383 00
post@musikundbuehne.de

Scandinavia

Nordiska ApS logo
See below for a list of forthcoming productions, and click the logo above to access licensing info!

Nordiska ApS
Studiestræde 5, 1.
1455 Copenhagen K
Denmark
+45 33 48 90 00
info@nordiska.dk

Africa

Dalro logo
Click the logo above to access licensing info!

Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO) Pty. Ltd.
PO Box 31627
2017 Braamfontein
South Africa
+27 11 712 8330
theatricals@dalro.co.za

Production Listings

This is by no means an exhaustive listing of all current professional (read: first class), regional, or amateur productions of Jesus Christ Superstar. (Especially true in the case of the last type; at one point, all forthcoming amateur productions were listed on the websites of various licensing affiliates, but as of May 2021, this is no longer the case.) If we’ve missed something, you’re welcome to reach out to us through our Facebook page, and we’ll be happy to include it here and help promote your event to potential viewers in your region! But before we get to that info…

North America

National Tour (U.S. / Canada)

50th anniversary tour logo
Click above to access the official tour website. (Logo artwork © Work Light Productions / Really Useful Group Ltd.)

In the summer of 2016, a revival of Jesus Christ Superstar was mounted in the UK by the outdoor Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, under the direction of Timothy Sheader. It won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. The production returned to Regent’s Park as part of the 2017 season, played an indoor summer run at London’s Barbican Centre in 2019, and was performed again outdoors at Regent’s, socially distanced, from late summer to early fall 2020.

It also appeared in the U.S., first in a limited run at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in the spring of 2018 and then as a national tour in the fall of 2019 intending to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original JCS album’s release. In March 2020, the production temporarily shut down due to COVID-19 but resumed performances in September 2021 and played successfully around the U.S. and Canada until it closed in early August 2022.

A non-Equity production began touring in the fall of 2022 with a different cast and “new” (though we assume similar, from the branding and marketing) staging. Though tour dates are posted on the website, linked above, we’ve collected current data — not all of which has been available from the tour site itself, in our experience — and share it here in the interest of information. At this point, all dates in the menu below remain tentative, and one should regularly check the websites linked within for updated details. We’ll try to do likewise to keep this page current, including removing dates as an individual city finishes its run.

February 16: Genesee Theatre, Waukegan, IL
February 17-18: Sangamon Auditorium, Springfield, IL
February 20-21: IU Auditorium, Bloomington, IN
February 26-27: Grand Opera House, Macon, GA
February 28: Thalia Mara Hall, Jackson, MS
February 29: Heymann Performing Arts Center, Lafayette, LA
March 1-3: Robinson Performance Hall, Little Rock, AR
March 5-10: Straz Center, Tampa, FL
March 11-12: King Center, Melbourne, FL
March 13: Phillips Center (University of Florida), Gainesville, FL
March 15-17: Von Braun Center (Broadway Theatre League), Huntsville, AL
March 18-20: Martin Center for the Arts (East Tennessee State University), Johnson City, TN
March 22: Ferguson Center, Newport News, VA
March 23-24: Hershey Theatre, Hershey, PA
March 25: Tuscarawas PAC (Kent State University), New Philadelphia, OH
March 26-27: Miller Auditorium, Kalamazoo, MI
March 29-30: Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, SD
April 2-4: Palace Theater, Waterbury, CT
April 5-7: Proctors Theatre (MainStage), Schenectady, NY
April 8-10: West Herr Auditorium Theatre, Rochester, NY
April 12-13: Merrill Auditorium, Portland, ME
April 14: Eisenhower Hall, West Point, NY
April 16-17: Peoria Civic Center, Peoria, IL
April 18: Lima Civic Center, Lima, OH
April 19-20: EKU Center for the Arts, Richmond, KY
April 21: Old National Events Plaza, Evansville, IN
April 24-25: Forum Theatre, Binghamton, NY
April 26-28: Shea’s PAC, Buffalo, NY
April 29: Santander Performing Arts Center, Reading, PA
May 1: Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Brookeville, NY
May 3-12: CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto, ON (Canada)

Amateur/Regional Productions

Below, in chronological order by opening date, are listings for various smaller scale productions (schools, universities, church groups, community theaters, and other regional venues). Click the name of each producer to access ticket info. At this point, all dates remain tentative, and one should regularly check the websites linked within for updated details.

February 15-24: King’s College Theatre, Wilkes Barre, PA
February 23-March 3: Orion Theatre Company (St. Paul’s United Church), Perth, ON (Canada)
February 29-March 2: Trojan Theatre (West Ferris Secondary School), North Bay, ON (Canada)
March 1-10: The MAC Players (Middletown Arts Center), Middletown, NJ
March 8-24: Third Wall Productions, Phoenix, MD
March 12-16: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, AB (Canada)
March 14-16: MPHS Drama (Mount Pleasant High School), Wilmington, DE
March 15-24: Jefferson Performing Arts Society, Metairie, LA
March 15-24: Happy Ending Lyric Players (First Baptist Church of Greater Cleveland), Cleveland, OH
March 16: Phoenix Productions, Red Bank, NJ
March 22-April 7: PTPA/DM Performance Works, Hazleton, PA
March 23: Smith Opera House, Geneva, NY
April 3-13: McGarvey’s, Altoona, PA
April 4-20: Western Canada Theatre Company Society, Kamloops, BC (Canada)
April 5-14: Out of the Box Theatre Company (Center Stage Theatre), Santa Barbara, CA
April 13-May 5: Sunnyvale Community Players, Sunnyvale, CA
April 17-21: Pollard Theater Center (Pollard United Methodist Church), Tyler, TX
April 26: Nehloo Performances LLC, Chicago, IL (Romanian language production)
April 26-May 5: Franklin Civic Operetta Association (Barrow-Civic Theatre), Franklin, PA
April 26-28: Markethold Productions (Oneida Kallet Civic Center), Oneida, NY
May 1-11: Sudbury Performance Group, Sudbury, ON (Canada)
May 2-19: Cumberland Theatre, Cumberland, MD
May 3-4: Little Theatre of Fall River, Fall River, MA
May 3-18: Village Playbox, Haddon Heights, NJ
May 8-11: St. Peter’s Players (St. Peter’s Episcopal Church), Greenville, SC
June 25-30: Washington Community Theatre, Washington, PA
July 25-August 4: Starry Night Theatre, North Tonawanda, NY
August 7-11: Magnolia Arts Center, Greenville, NC
September 5-22: Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC
September 12-21: Curtain Call Performing Arts Company, Hamilton, ON (Canada)
September 12-22: Community Circle Players, Inc. (Riverwalk Theatre), Lansing, MI
October 4-6: Augusta Players, Augusta, GA
November 29-December 1: Evalino Productions, Canton, MI
December 6-15: Claude McNeal Productions, Indianapolis, IN

February 12-March 16: Fulton Theatre, Lancaster, PA
February 21-March 2: Berkeley Playhouse, Berkeley, CA
March 21-23: Dramatically Incorrect Theater Group, Lowell, MA

United Kingdom

National Tour

Click above to access the official tour website. (Logo artwork © Really Useful Group Ltd.)

In the summer of 2016, a revival of Jesus Christ Superstar was mounted in the UK by the outdoor Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, under the direction of Timothy Sheader. It won the BBC Radio 2 Audience Award for Best Musical at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards and an Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. The production returned to Regent’s Park as part of the 2017 season, played an indoor summer run at London’s Barbican Centre in 2019, and was performed again outdoors at Regent’s, socially distanced, from late summer to early fall 2020.

In February 2023, a UK tour (to begin in September, and currently booked through summer 2024, with more dates still to come) was announced, with select venues going on sale at that time. Though tour dates are posted on the website, linked above, we’ve also collected current data and shared it here in the interest of information. At this point, all dates in the menu below remain tentative, and one should regularly check the websites linked within for updated details. We’ll try to do likewise to keep this page current, including removing dates as an individual city finishes its run.

February 12-17: Leicester Curve, Leicester, GB-ENG
February 19-24: Regent Theatre, Stoke, GB-ENG
February 26-March 2: Churchill Theatre, Bromley, GB-ENG
March 5-9: Eden Court, Inverness, GB-SCT
March 11-16: Bristol Hippodrome, Bristol, GB-ENG
March 18-23: Hawth Theatre, Crawley, GB-ENG
March 25-30: Mayflower Theatre, Southampton, GB-ENG
April 8-13: Theatre Royal, Norwich, GB-ENG
April 15-20: Congress Theatre, Eastbourne, GB-ENG
April 22-27: Birmingham Hippodrome, Birmingham, GB-ENG
April 30-May 4: Hall for Cornwall, Truro, GB-ENG
May 6-11: New Theatre, Oxford, GB-ENG
May 13-18: New Wimbledon Theatre, Wimbledon, GB-ENG
June 3-8: New Victoria Theatre, Woking, GB-ENG
June 11-15: Sunderland Empire, Sunderland, GB-ENG
June 17-22: Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury, GB-ENG
June 24-29: Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, GB-ENG
July 1-6: Venue Cymru, Llandudno, GB-WLS/GB-CYM
July 9-13: Cliffs Pavilion, Southend-on-Sea, GB-ENG
July 16-20: Princess Theatre, Torquay, GB-ENG
July 22-27: Orchard Theatre, Dartford, GB-ENG
August 5-10: Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham, GB-ENG
August 12-17: Opera House Winter Gardens, Blackpool, GB-ENG

Germany

Staatstheater Nürnberg

The Staatstheater Nürnberg is presenting Jesus Christ Superstar several times this year in repertory in their Opernhaus (a preview in February, thrice in March, and five times apiece in April, May, June, and July, respectively). The show will be performed in English, with German surtitles. Click here to access ticket sales and other info. At this point, all dates remain tentative, and one should regularly check the link for updated details.

Luisenburg Festspiele Wunsiedel

Click the image above to access ticket and other info. (Photo © Florian Miedl)

The Luisenburg Festspiele Wunsiedel is presenting Jesus Christ Superstar from June 20-August 17, 2024. According to their website, this production will mark the debut of a new German translation! At this point, all dates remain tentative, and one should regularly check the website for updated details.

Eutiner Festspiele

Click the logo above to visit the official website. (Logo © Eutiner Festspiele gGmbH)

The 73rd Eutiner Festspiele is presenting Jesus Christ Superstar from July 5-September 8, 2024. At this point, all dates remain tentative, and one should regularly check the website linked above for updated details.

Hungary

Click the logo above for ticket info! (Artwork © Madách Színház)

The 2010 Hungarian revival production of JCS returns to the stage of the Madách Színház from March 27-April 7, 2024. At this point, all dates remain tentative, and one should regularly check the website linked above for updated details. 

Japan

Click the logo above for ticket info! (Artwork © Shiki Theatrical Company)

To celebrate Shiki Theatrical Company’s 70th anniversary, the original “Jerusalem Version” (non-kabuki, traditional design; the “Japoneseque” version already appeared this past summer) of Jesus Christ Superstar will return to the Japanese stage. The production will appear at the Jiyu Theater in Tokyo from February 16-March 24, 2024, followed by a run in Kyoto from April 20-June 2, and then a national tour which opens June 29. At this point, all dates remain tentative, and one should regularly check the website linked above for updated details.

The Netherlands

Click above to access the official tour website.

Producers Albert Verlinde, Matthijs Bongertman, and Jaco Kaasschieter, by special arrangement with The Really Useful Group Ltd., will present a new production of Jesus Christ Superstar helmed by iconoclastic director Ivo van Hove, performed in English. Starring Jeangu Macrooy, Freek Bartels, Edwin Jonker, Alex Klaasen, and Magtel de Laat, among others, this will tour the Netherlands throughout 2024.

Though tour dates are posted on the website, linked above, we’ve also collected current data and shared it here in the interest of information. At this point, all dates in the menu below remain tentative, and one should regularly check the websites linked within for updated details. We’ll try to do likewise to keep this page current, including removing dates as an individual city finishes its run.

January 13-February 18: DeLaMar, Amsterdam, NL
February 21-25: ATLAS Theater, Emmen, NL
February 28-March 3: Schouwburg Agnietenhof, Tiel, NL
March 6-10: Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastritcht, NL
March 13-17: Theater & Concert Orpheus, Apeldoorn, NL
March 20-24: TAQA Theater De Vest, Alkmaar, NL
March 28-April 7: Nieuew Luxor Theater, Rotterdam, NL
April 10-14: Chasse Theater, Breda, NL
April 17-21: Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen, Nijmegen, NL
May 2-5: Wilminktheater, Enschede, NL
May 8-12: Theater Heerlen, Heerlen, NL
May 15-19: Schouwburg Concertzaal Tilburg, Tilburg, NL
May 22-26: Theater De Spiegel, Zwolle, NL
May 29-June 2: MartiniPlaza Theater, Groningen, NL
June 5-9: Schouwburg Amphion, Doetinchem, NL
June 13-16: Theater aan de Parade, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL
June 19-23: Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Utrecht, NL
June 26-30: Kunstlinie Almere Flevoland, Almere, NL
July 3-7: Theater de Maaspoort, Venlo, NL
September 4-8: Parktheater, Eindhoven, NL

Special Events

North America

Screening Tour

Click the link above for ticket info and tour dates! (Promotional artwork © TedHead Records and FrunkRock Productions)

In 2013, promoter Frank Munoz turned to Ted Neeley and said, “Hey, what are you and Barry Dennen doing for the 40th anniversary of Jesus Christ Superstar‘s film release?” Informed there were no plans, he suggested a screening at the legendary (now TCL) Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. If people showed up, awesome; if not, they’d have a few laughs watching the movie themselves as Ted and Baz recounted memories from the set. Boy, were they not prepared for what was in store! One screening at the Chinese mushroomed into two, and then many more across the country.

Each evening typically includes a screening of a newly remastered digital print of JCS, a special appearance by original cast members (more of whom popped out of the woodwork as the tour continued), Q&A and/or a costume contest for fans with cosplay skills, a sing-along, and up-close-and-personal, meet-and-greet face-time with the cast. This tour has seen appearances from not only Ted Neeley and the late Barry Dennen, but also Kurt Yaghjian, Yvonne Elliman, Josh Mostel, Larry Marshall, and even the elusive Bob Bingham. Perhaps their crowning achievement in 2015 was a reunion of the film’s stars and Oscar-winning director Norman Jewison at the Beekman Theatre in NYC, documented in the film SuperstarS. Not even a pandemic slowed them down; Frank has joked that every time they played the last dates on their schedule at the time of the initial COVID-19 outbreak, the city shut down almost immediately following.

The tour resumed post-lockdown in 2021, and what started as a 40th anniversary celebration continued long enough to become a 50th anniversary celebration of this beloved film. As we enter 2024, there are still chances to see Ted Neeley (and friends, when available) touring to cinemas around the continental U.S. (licensing issues currently prevent screenings elsewhere) with this time-honored classic. All the most up-to-date info can be found at the link above, but we will include dates, ticket info, and the appearances of additional cast members (subject to change) here as well! (See below.)

A personal request from JCS Zone: as any longtime fan will tell you, the original cast — and Ted in particular — is very hands-on with fans, as in “hugs are usually a given.” We don’t want to risk our heroes’ health and safety over a movie we’ve seen countless times. Vaccinated or unvaccinated, in this time of ongoing health emergencies, please be mindful of this, follow all protocols requested by Team Neeley or the venue(s), and do the smart thing — stay home and catch them next time — if you test positive. Thank you!

  • All screening dates listed for the month of July 2023 were postponed in support of the SAG-AFTRA strike. To date, all but the Iowa screening (at the Galvin Fine Arts Center in Davenport, when initially booked) have been rescheduled (see below). VIP platinum tickets for Ted that were previously purchased — if the buyers did not obtain refunds — are apparently still being honored for all California dates, as all appear sold out on Ted’s website.
  • We’ll let you know if/when we hear anything about the Iowa screening or the canceled September 2023 screening (at St. John United Church of Christ, Freeport, IL, axed due to a scheduling conflict with the venue) being rescheduled.

February 24: Sebastiani Theatre, Sonoma, CA
February 26: Laemmle NoHo 7, North Hollywood, CA (w/ Yvonne Elliman, Larry Marshall, choreographer Rob Iscove, set photographer David James)
February 27: Laemmle Royal, Los Angeles, CA (w/ Yvonne Elliman, Larry Marshall, choreographer Rob Iscove, set photographer David James)
February 28: Laemmle Claremont 5, Claremont, CA (w/ Yvonne Elliman, Larry Marshall, choreographer Rob Iscove, set photographer David James)
February 29: Laemmle Newhall, Santa Clarita, CA (w/ Yvonne Elliman, Larry Marshall, choreographer Rob Iscove, set photographer David James)
March 23: Tibbits Opera House, Coldwater, MI
March 31: Greenwich Odeum, East Greenwich, RI (w/ Bob Bingham, Yvonne Elliman, Kurt Yaghjian)

Other Special Events

JCS Book Promotion

Fifty years after his first book on JCS, Ellis Nassour has returned to the scene to finish the story, with a little help from the fine people behind the scenes at JCS Zone. This section will contain information about promotional appearances (book signings, Q&As, etc.) where you can meet Ellis Nassour — and, sometimes, JCS Zone’s admin — in person!

Click above to reserve tickets!

Tuesday, March 19, 2024, 7:30 PM Eastern, Ellis and moderator Peter Filichia (theatre critic for the Newark Star-Ledger, author of Let’s Put On A Musical! and The Book of Broadway Musical Debates, Disputes, and Disagreements) will discuss his book at New York City’s famed Drama Book Shop. Sale begins February 19 at the link above. Purchase at Eventbrite is just a reservation; purchasing the book itself upon arrival is required for entry. (The store will begin welcoming guests 15 minutes early, so be punctual!)

Team Neeley-Related

The Hollywood Show

Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel
2500 North Hollywood Way, Burbank, CA

At this year’s Hollywood Show, the premier celebrity autograph convention, Ted and Yvonne will be making a special personal appearance! If you’ve seen the movie a thousand times already and you just want a picture, a signature, or a little face-time with your favorites, head over to the above location on March 1 and 2, 2024, and you’ll receive your wish.

  • Click here to purchase tickets. (Kids ages 10 and younger get in free, and “Early Birds” get to enter the show an hour early!)
  • Click here to book a room at the Marriott Burbank at a discounted show rate.
  • Parking will be $17.30 (+ tax) per day.