Top 100 Greatest Musical Results: 20-11

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20. Jesus Christ Superstar Jesus Christ Superstar was the second work from Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. Superstar began life as a rock opera in double concept album form. Looking at the last days of Jesus Christ from the viewpoint of Judas Iscariot, the rock operas route to the stage was never assured but a concert staging in front of 13,000 in Pittsburgh paved the way for a Broadway staging that opened in October 1971. Jesus Christ Superstar arrived at the palace Theatre London in 1972 where it remained for eight years. The show has since played around the world continually since that time most recently winning a 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival. Book tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre 19. Cats One of the most unlikely musicals ever to reach the stage, Cats was the brainchild of Andrew Lloyd Webber who … Read more

Ron Moody Dies Aged 91

Ron Moody dies aged 81

It was announced today that famed film and stage actor Ron Moody has died aged 91. Born Ronald Moodnick in North London on January 8, 1924, Ron had originally set his sights on being an economist and did not look at acting as a career until his late twenties. Ron will always be known for playing the part of Fagin in Lionel Bart’s musical Oliver!. “Fate destined me to play Fagin. It was the part of a lifetime,” he said. Ron played the role in the West End and on Broadway before bringing the character to the silver screen in the movie adaptation. In an interview with the Guardian Moody said “My proudest moment was the number Reviewing the Situation. I suspect that, because I gave my all to the role, and because I was working with such a fine team of people, it inhibited my future career,” he added. … Read more