What’s the buzz? Well the boys talking all about Andrew Lloyd Webber’s controversial smash ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ this week! Tommy manages to get over his Andrew Lloyd Webber hatred for an hour and a half so they can talk all about how the musical is more relevant today than ever before, discuss whether this is a religious tale or a humanist one and Jimi falls in love with Tony Vincent, Ben Vereen and a septuagenarian Ted Neeley.
This week Jimi is inhabiting the spirit of Dean Pelton. Don’t ask questions, just roll with it Jeffrey.
Research time! Check out the original concept album and enjoy some supreme seventies nostalgia with the movie, then sample something more contemporary with the millennial touring production and the massive arena tour! Great way to start if Jesus Christ Superstar is new to you.
While we’re on the subject, it’s there anything finer than the frosted-tips, pre-Jimmy era of Tony Vincent? No. The answer is no.
The Last Days of Judas Iscariot is a really fantastic play if you’re interested in the other side of this story. Definitely worth a peek!
This is the picture that garnered Jimi recognition from the legendary Ben Vereen. He’s still reeling.
Have a look at this incredible video of Ted Neeley performing as Jesus in 2006, decades after his movie appearance.
Check out this behind the scenes footage of the recent arena tour starring Tim Minchin and Sporty Spice herself!
ANOTHER CLASSICAL QUIZ QUESTION
Our last show featured a song by Felix Mendelssohn – uncredited. Our next show features a song by Ludwig van Beethoven – credited. What show?