Theatre Orb in Japan is presenting JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert with performances set to begin on July 12th at the Tokyu Theatre Orb in the Shibuya Hikarie skyscraper. The official opening night is set for July 15th, and the production will run through July 27th.
“Due to the state of emergency announced in Tokyo last week, performances have been reduced to 50 percent capacity with a number of other health and safety protocols to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Refunds are being offered to ticket holders who wish to stay home,” reports Playbill.
The cast includes Michael K. Lee as Jesus Christ, Ramin Karimloo as Judas Iscariot, Celinde Schoenmaker as Mary Magdalene, Masaaki Fujioka as King Herod, Hironobu Miyahara (LE VELVETS) as Caiaphas, Telly Leung as Peter, Robert Marien as Pontius Pilate, Hayato Kakizawa as Simon Zealotes, and Aaron Walpole as Annas.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a proven musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. As demonstrated by NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, this epic work attracted over 9.6 million viewers, earned the highest ratings in its time period, and received the highest critical ranking of any live musical event on network TV.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has lyrics by Time Rice, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and direction by Mark Stuart. The music director is Shigeru Yawata, and the set designer is Mirei Iwamoto.
Previews are Monday, July 12, Tuesday, July 13; and performances are Thursday, July 15 – Tuesday, July 27, 2021. No performances on Wednesdays.
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