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Jesus Christ Superstar

Robert Stigwood: Impresario Extraordinaire

Freddie Gershon | Posted 01.07.2016 | Entertainment
Freddie Gershon

On January 4th, my colleague, business partner and mentor of over 45 years, Robert Stigwood, died. Robert was remarkable. Our backgrounds and outloo...

Seattle Musical Theatre's Jesus Christ Superstar; A Vibrant, Inspiring Production

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.23.2015 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

Seattle Musical Theatre's latest production Jesus Christ Superstar is a full-tilt, high-energy portrait of the last week of Jesus' life with a focus on his relationships. And it's all done with a non-stop vibrancy that leaves the audience inspired and standing for the final ovation.

Givin' 'Em Hell and Heaven: Conversations With Joe Satriani and Sebastian Bach

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Sebastian Bach: "Good titles are a dime a dozen in rock 'n' roll. Try to find a better name for a band than Skid Row. It's like, 'Wow, that's such a good name.' It's like Coca-Cola."

Original 'Jesus Christ Superstar,' Hopes Pope Francis Will Come To The Musical

Posted 04.16.2014 | Religion

Ted Neeley captured viewers' hearts in 1973 as the original lead in "Jesus Christ Superstar," and now he's hoping to win over one more fan-- Pope Fran...

A Conversation With Ted Neeley, Hollywood's 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 10.20.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the film, Jesus Christ Superstar and San Francisco's world renowned Castro Theatre is ready to celebrate.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson: Putting the Pop Back in Populism

Erika Milvy | Posted 12.26.2012 | San Francisco
Erika Milvy

Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson is a hard-rock musical that tells the life story of this nation's seventh president in modern lingo to make the 19th century relevant to youth culture. Lets just say, been there, done that, hella better.

Jesus Christ Superstar Resurrected

Georgette Bennett, Ph.D. | Posted 10.02.2012 | Religion
Georgette Bennett, Ph.D.

It's immediately clear that "Jesus Christ Superstar" is an equal opportunity offender. Jews were understandably concerned about the way in which they are portrayed, but Christians also took offense.

Theatrical Icon Ben Vereen's Weird but Wonderful Life's Journey

Myra Chanin | Posted 09.11.2012 | Entertainment
Myra Chanin

So what delights can you expect on from Ben's new show at 54 Below, the hot new frequently-completely-p.m., and on Friday & Saturday nights July 13 and 14, also at 11 p.m.? Just watching him talk, smile and sing is enchanting!

Ben Vereen: Usher's Godfather Continues to Evolve

Greg Archer | Posted 08.13.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

It's hard to stop the fiery tour de force that is Ben Vereen. In a candid interview, he opens up about some of his own life challenges, chats about being Usher's godfather, and reveals the key to keeping one's spirits high.

This Weekend's Kindiefest Plus Conversations With Curtis Stigers and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Paul O'Neill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Family music has changed much in recent years, with groups representing every possible musical genre (folk, rock, bluegrass, jazz, Latin, Americana, hip-hop, etc) only under the sub-genre of Kindie Rock.

Stage Door: Jesus Christ Superstar

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.29.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

This production, a zippy revival of the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, is at the Neil Simon Theater. Forty years ago, a rock opera was big news on Broadway, and the pop music and camp elements continue to grab the audience's attention.

Theater: Jesus Christ Superstar Not Divine, Regrets Has a Few

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.28.2012 | Home
Michael Giltz

When Jesus has died for your sins and the bright lights break out and the orchestra plays the triumphant "da-da-dum" of the title song and the actor playing Jesus strides in blazing white to the front of the stage, you can't help but feel it would be churlish not to rise to your feet, whatever you thought of the show.

Ben Vereen Reflects on His Career Before Playing the Town Hall

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Sims

It seems fitting that Ben Vereen's performance debut at New York's The Town Hall is taking place as lawmakers in Washington are debating the issue of federally funded arts programs.

Culture Zohn: American Idiot: Does It Speak Across Generations?

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Patricia Zohn

2010-04-30-zohnpull.jpg I had worn my short, black, pointy booties, tight black pants and a semi see-through black sweater, but from the moment I entered the theater I was worrying, "Am I too old for American Idiot?"

Big Brother 11: Desperate Houseguests

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

This was a week of grief and horror, the likes of which I have not seen since the 2004 presidential election. The Bromance of the Century was broken beyond repair.

Colbert Does A Mean O'Reilly Impression

Portfolio | Jeff Bercovici | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Things I Learned About Stephen Colbert... ...watching Frank Rich interview him at the 92nd Street Y tonight. 1)He does a great Bill O'Reilly impress...