Ellis Nassour's Jesus Christ Superstar

Behind the Scenes of the Worldwide Musical Phenomenon

Applause Books 2024
Dedicated to Tim Rice
Andrew Lloyd Webber

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Promotional poster for the Decca album of Jesus Christ Superstar 1970. Collection of Ellis Nassour

Rehearsal, COSMOS

Dress-rehearsal run of the “Hosanna” sequence, prior to opening night on Broadway, COSMOS

Opening-night Playbill for Jesus Christ Superstar, Hellinger Theatre, New York, October 12, 1971 Collection of Ellis Nassour.

Ynonne Elliman and Jeff Fenholt, "I Don't Know How to Love Him", Roy Blakey

Opening sequence of the Broadway production. Jesus materializes in a glittering cape as Judas (Ben Vereen) delivers a powerful “Heaven on Their Minds.” FRIEDMAN-ABELES / © NYPL for the Performing Arts.

Yvonne Elliman on location for the filming Negev Desert in Israel, AP

Among the 15 fetaured Broadway costume sketched by designer Randy Barceló