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"Jesus Christ Superstar" at Miller Good Friday

March 27, 2007

KALAMAZOO-- "Jesus Christ Superstar," a rock-opera version of "the greatest story ever told" and five-time Tony nominee, is coming to Western Michigan University for a single show at 8 p.m. Good Friday, April 6, in Miller Auditorium.

The first collaboration between writers Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, "Jesus Christ Superstar" powerfully tells the story of the final seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth. It dramatizes Jesus' entry into Jerusalem and the unrest caused by his preaching and his popularity. It leads the audience through Jesus' betrayal by Judas, the trial before Pontius Pilate and ultimately to his crucifixion.

This production heralds the long-awaited return of Ted Neeley in the title role of "Jesus Christ Superstar." Best known for his Golden Globe-nominated role as Jesus in the Norman Jewison film, "Superstar," Neeley has enjoyed a distinguished career in resident theatres throughout the nation. Featured in the role of Judas will be Corey Glover, who is the lead singer of the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling rock band, Living Colour. Glover has also issued albums as a solo artist and has acted in television and movies. This production marks his theatrical debut.

Tickets for "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Miller Auditorium range from $22 to $47.50. They are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or (800) 228-9858, online at millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for special discounts.

Media contact: Tracey Lawie, (269) 387-2309, tracey.lawie@wmich.edu

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