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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

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.

July 12-27: Ghostlight Productions, Sequim, WA (delayed from 2020)
July 18-August 4: Moorpark College PAC – Studio Theatre, Moorpark, CA
July 25-August 4: Starry Night Theatre, Inc., North Tonawanda, NY
August 1-4: NTPA Repertory (Rodenbaugh Theatre, Willow Bend Center of the Arts), Plano, TX
August 15-18: Stage of Life Theatre Company, Carbondale, CO
August 21-25: Magnolia Arts Center, Greenville, NC
August 30-September 15: Albuquerque Little Theatre, Albuquerque, NM
September 5-22: Flat Rock Playhouse, Flat Rock, NC
September 12-21: Curtain Call Performing Arts Company, Hamilton, ON (Canada)
September 13-29: City Repertory Theatre, Palm Coast, FL
September 13-29: The Ritz Theatre Company, Haddon Township, NJ
September 24-October 27: Thousand Islands Playhouse (Springer Theatre), Gananoque, ON (Canada)
September 26-29: Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston, MA
October 4-6: The Augusta Players, Inc., Augusta, GA
October 11-27: Cranford Dramatic Club, Cranford, NJ
October 18-20: Spotlight Stage Company (Seymour Middle School), North Haven, CT
November 1-10: Rose Theatre Company (Assumption High School), North Louisville, KY
November 8-10: Singnasium, New York, NY
November 14-16: Theatre Kent (Chatham Capitol Theatre), Chatham, ON (Canada)
November 14-17: Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA
November 29-December 1: Evalino Productions, Canton, MI
December 5-28: TheatreWorks New Milford, New Milford, CT
December 6-15: Claude McNeal Productions, Indianapolis, IN
December 6-15: 1st Street Players, Birdsboro, PA
December 6-15: Orange Rose Performances, LLC, Sanford, FL

February 1-2: UBC Players Club (University of British Columbia), Vancouver, BC (Canada)
February 12-March 16: Fulton Theatre, Lancaster, PA
February 19-22: Tyler Junior College, Tyler, TX
February 21-March 30: Berkeley Playhouse, Berkeley, CA
February 26-March 22: Grand Theatre Company (Salt Lake Community College), Salt Lake City, UT
March 5-16: Coachella Valley Repertory, Cathedral City, CA
March 6-23: Richmond Shakespeare (The Steward School’s Cramer Center for the Arts), Richmond, VA
March 7-23: Springer Opera House Arts Association, Columbus, GA
March 8-16: Renaissance Performing Arts, Mansfield, OH
March 21-23: Dramatically Incorrect Theater Group, Lowell, MA
April 4-May 4: Bremerton Community Theatre, Bremerton, WA
April 4-19: Muncie Civic Theatre, Muncie, IN
April 10-19: Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI
April 18-27: NKU – Theatre & Dance Program, Highland Heights, KY
May 10-June 15: Workhouse Arts Center, Lorton, VA
May 16-18: College of the Desert, Palm Desert, CA
June 13-28: Queer Theatre Company, West Newbury, MA
June 14: Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre (Palladium), Carmel, IN
September 11-21: Community Circle Players, Inc. (Riverwalk Theatre), Lansing, MI

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.

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

Australia

National Tour

L to R: Javon King (Judas), Michael Paynter (Jesus), and Mahalia Barnes (Mary). Click their moody faces to access the official tour website.

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.

Following successful UK and U.S. tours, an Australian national tour of this production has been announced, presented by John Frost and David Ian for Crossroads Live (producers of the UK tour), in association with Work Light Productions (likewise in the U.S.), featuring such known Australian music and theater talents as Michael Paynter (Jesus), Javon King (Judas), and Mahalia Barnes (Mary), pictured above.

The tour is currently scheduled to open on November 6, 2024 at the Capitol Theatre in Sydney, where the original Australian production began in 1972, ahead of a schedule that will include stops at the Crown Theatre, Perth, beginning in February, and the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, beginning in March. Though tour dates will ultimately be posted on the website, linked above, we will also collect data and share it here in the interest of information as it becomes available. Until we have a complete list of date, consider all of these details tentative, and regularly check the website linked above for updated details. We’ll try to do likewise to keep this page current, including removing dates as an individual city finishes its run.

Germany

Staatstheater Nürnberg

Click the production still above to access ticket sales and other info!

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. 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.

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 and is currently booked through November. 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.

July 10-14: World Forum Theater, The Hague, NL
August 7-September 1: DeLaMar, Amsterdam, NL
September 4-8: Parktheater, Eindhoven, NL
September 11-15: Schouwburg & Congrescentrum het Park, Hoorn, NL
September 18-22: Chassé Theater, Breda, NL
September 25-29: Nieuwe Luxor Theater, Rotterdam, NL
October 2-6: Stadsschouwburg De Harmonie, Leeuwarden, NL
October 9-13: Theater aan de Parade, ‘s-Hertogenbosch, NL
October 16-20: MartiniPlaza, Groningen, NL
October 22-24: TAQA Theater De Vest, Alkmaar, NL
October 26-November 1: Theater & Concert Orpheus, Apeldoorn, NL
November 6-10: Theater Heerlen, Heerlen, NL
November 13-17: Theater Castellum, Alphen aan den Rijn, NL
November 21-24: Amare, The Hague, NL

Norway

Click the logo above for ticket info! (Artwork © Scenekvelder/Folketeateret)

Scenekvelder will present Jesus Christ Superstar at the Folketeateret in Oslo, Norway, from August 30-November 15, 2024, starring Aksel Hennie (noteworthy actor and writer/director, with credits including Headhunters, Hercules, and The Martian) as Jesus. At this point, all dates remain tentative, and one should regularly check the website linked above for updated details.

Special Events

North America

FINAL Screening Tour

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

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.

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 famously 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 (available on DVD and Blu-ray, as well as on-demand or to purchase through Vimeo or streaming on Tubi).

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.

However, as of July 1, 2024, it has been announced that, starting in December, the screening tour of this time-honored classic (at least in the continental U.S.) is entering its final days. Do not waste this opportunity to see Ted Neeley (and friends, when available) at a cinema near you!

Event Details

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.

All the most up-to-date info can be found by clicking the artwork above, but we will include dates, ticket info, and the appearances of additional cast members (subject to change) in the toggle below as well.

If you want to ensure it comes to your city, click here to submit venue requests!

December 3: Vine Cinema & Alehouse, Livermore, CA
December 6-7: Frida Cinema, Santa Ana, CA

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!

All relevant info in the image above. Mississippi JCS fans, don’t miss this opportunity!

 
 

 

 

Team Neeley-Related
Promotional image for 2024 appearance at The Hollywood Show.

In addition to the screening tour, special autograph signing appearances by the film’s cast have been known to occur periodically at events such as The Hollywood Show, The Chiller Theatre Expo, and more. If bookings like this (or other miscellaneous special events) should occur, this is where you’ll find info!

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