Cinémas Palme D'Or in Palm Desert presents an exclusive screening of the restored print of the 1973 rock musical "Jesus Christ Superstar," which includes a live, in-person Q&A session with the stars of the film Ted Neeley, Barry Dennen and Kurt Yaghjian. This special and exclusive event takes place tomorrow night, September 24, after the 6:00 pm screening of the motion picture. Seating is first come, first served, please arrive early for a special meet and greet with the cast - tickets are available now on Fandango.com.
"Jesus Christ Superstar" was the first musical written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice and was not only a hit, but a phenomenon. The film went on to be nominated for six Golden Globe Awards and one Oscar. The song sung by Yvonne Elliman, "I Don't Know How to Love Him," became a smash pop hit as well.
Now, Neeley, along with co-stars Barry Dennen and Kurt Yaghjian are touring with the remastered print of the film. Film critic Roger Ebert compared the cinematography in "Jesus Christ Superstar," as being similar to "Dr. Zhivago," but a screening of the original print would have you scratching your head, wondering what Ebert was referring to. According to Neeley, the remastered print, "Looks like the film was shot yesterday. Every moment in the film is so clean and crystal clear. It makes all the difference in the world."
For my complete interview with Ted Neeley, see here: interview
"Jesus Christ Superstar" is rated G and has a run-time of 108 minutes.