July 17, 2023 update: The Jesus Christ Superstar actors postponed their appearances in support of the SAG-AFTRA strike. They plan to reschedule once the work stoppage is over. All tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. For tickets purchased through Laemmle, call 310-478-3836.
Adapted from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Broadway rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar recounts the last days of Christ (Ted Neeley) from the perspective of Judas (Carl Anderson), his betrayer. As Jesus’ following increases, Judas begins to worry that Jesus is falling for his own hype, forgetting the principles of his teachings and growing too close to the prostitute Mary Magdalene (Yvonne Elliman). After Jesus has an outburst in a temple, Judas turns on him.
Neeley and Elliman will attend our Jesus Christ Superstar screenings at the Royal on July 25th, NoHo 7 on July 26th, and the Claremont 5 on July 27th with a brand-new, remastered sing-a-long digital print! Both stars will do pre-film talks about the making of the movie, which was filmed completely on location in Israel. All screenings start at 7 pm.
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the film, the reunited cast members will also sign autographs and take photos with fans.