Posts Tagged ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

Doug Strassler’s Fearless Tony Awards Predictions

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

By Doug Strassler Yesterday I posted my predictions for the winners on Sunday’s 66th Annual Tony Awards telecast. Below, my feelings about who will and who should go home with the gold in the musical categories:   Best Musical: Nominees include the already-shuttered Leap of Faith, Newsies, Nice Work If You Can Get It, and [&hellip
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Armond White: The Prophecy of Evita

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Arts Our Town Downtown

Webber and Rice’s Celebrity Expose Evita is back–and at the right time, too. Celebrity worship wasn’t like it is now when Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice debuted Evita in 1975 as a concept album featuring Julie Covington of Rock Follies fame. There was no irony–or subservience–in their original idea of exploring the dubious sanctity [&hellip
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They Do Know How to Love Them

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

A new Jesus Christ Superstar revival lathers on the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber love By Doug Strassler Jesus Christ Superstar the show holds a godlike stature almost as ranking almost as high as the deity it portrays. Its status as an early ancestor of the rock opera – ancestors include The Who’s Tommy, Rent and [&hellip
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