Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018)

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Critic Consensus: Shaking up traditional religious and musical iconography, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert is a sight to be heard, superbly infiltrating the classic source material with originality, rock legend star power, and soulful depth.

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Cast

John Legend
as Jesus Christ
Sara Bareilles
as Mary Magdalene
Alice Cooper
as King Herod
Ben Daniels
as Pontius Pilate
Norm Lewis
as Caiaphas
Jason Tam
as Peter
Jin Ha
as Annas
Erik Grönwall
as Simon Zealotes
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Critic Reviews for Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

All Critics (27) | Top Critics (17)

A madcap, crazily inventive production of the musical, it's a marvellous, dizzying two hours.

April 10, 2020 | Full Review…

This Superstar was the closest that live television has come to creating a hybrid new form, combining elements of epic cinema, the stage musical, and the concert film. It's a minor miracle.

September 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Buoyed by that striking production with its industrial, modern urban vibe and a star-making performance by Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, "Jesus Christ Superstar" provided plenty of thrills for musical-theater fans.

September 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Throughout, I kept wishing for a better balance of energy... But when it did find it, it verged briefly on miraculous.

April 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Led by an ethereal John Legend, the show's talented cast breathed new life into Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's 1970 rock opera.

April 2, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

[Sara] Bareilles was excellent as Mary Magdalene, bringing warmth, commitment, and distinction to her songs.

April 2, 2018 | Full Review…

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