This prominent musical is about Mary Magdalene's love for Jesus, the last supper, Herod's judgment, the betrayal of Judas, which leads to Jesus' way of the cross and ultimately to his death.
Tim Rice and then 21-year-old Andrew Lloyd Webber released a single "Superstar" in 1969 in England and in the USA after a first attempt at a Bible fabric with JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. It developed into a rock opera until 1971, which initially appeared as an album, then in July 1971 in Pittsburgh and was premiered on October 12, 1971 in the Mark Hellinger Theater in New York. From 1972 to 1981, 3,358 performances of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR were shown in the West End of London and a year later the film version at Universal followed.
The Austrian premiere took place in 1981 in the Theater an der Wien.
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The most successful musical of all times
Premiere: Friday, 20.09.2019
Duration: ~ 2:40h
The most successful musical of all time will stay longer in Vienna because of its great success! Breathtaking dance, legendary costumes, a magical stage design, Grammy-awarded, electrifying music and the moving world hit "Memory" make CATS an unforgettable experience. A magical theatre evening for the whole family.
The most moving love story of our time
Premiere: Sunday, 23.01.2022 - 6:30 pm
Duration: ~ 2:40h
The global smash hit musical as the opening production at the newly renovated Raimund Theater. The moving love story of Kim, the Vietnamese girl, and Chris, the American GI, and their fateful encounter in Vietnam is brought to life in a lavish staging with haunting music, extravagant choreography, a striking set and breath-taking technical effects.
In Concert | Open Air in the grand forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace
Premiere: Thursday, 30.06.2022
Duration: ~ 2:30h
The VBW’s internationally successful production ELISABETH, penned by the crack team of Michael Kunze & Sylvester Levay, will be performed from the 30th of June to the 2nd of July 2022 as an exceptional concert experience in the grand forecourt of Schönbrunn Palace.
The famous historical setting provides a unique and dignified backdrop for the concert version of the musical, which tells the dramatic and moving story of the life, loves and tribulations of Empress Elisabeth of Austria.
Finally back in Vienna from September 2022
Premiere: Thursday, 22.09.2022 - 7:30 pm
The romantic love story at Manderley Castle gradually develops into a gripping thriller with plenty of intrigue and dark surprises. Breathtakingly staged, with magnificent sets, poignant melodies, a unique, large live orchestra and amazing special effects, REBECCA is a musical experience in a class of its own that you definitely don't want to miss.
From October 2022 for the first time in Vienna
Premiere: Saturday, 08.10.2022 - 7:30 pm
Disney's THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME promises an extraordinary and highly moving musical experience for young and old with all the unforgettable songs of the world-famous film. This impressive musical adaptation captivates not only with its Oscar-nominated, opulent music featuring large church choirs, but also with Scott Schwartz's lavish and powerful staging. Experience the successful play after many international productions, including in the USA, Berlin and Tokyo, now finally for the first time in Vienna at the Ronacher.