Some of the stars of the 1973 film Jesus Christ Superstar will be at the Palace Danbury Friday night. Ted Neeley, who starred in the title role, will participate in the sing-along screening of the musical. The digitally restored and remastered film was shot on location in Israel so the cast could walk in the footsteps of the biblical figures they portrayed.
Neeley was the original Broadway understudy for the role in the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber project.
He will be discussing the making of the film before the screening and will be on hand for a post-film meet and greet. Bob Bingham, the actor who played Caiaphas and Kurt Yaghjian, the actor who played Annas, will also be in attendance.
The screening starts at 7pm. General Admission $20 advance/ $25 Day of show tickets or VIP Experience tickets are available. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 203-794-9944, online, or at the box office starting one hour before showtime. The Palace Danbury is located at 165 Main Street, in Danbury.