12. - 22. April 2019 at the Raimund Theater
The VEREINIGTEN BÜHNEN WIEN continue the popular series of Easter concerts with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's world-renowned cult rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR as a great concert experience on stage. In a concertante version, sung in English, the last seven days of Jesus Christ in Jersualem are narrated from the critical perspective of Judas and brought to the stage for the purpose of Easter.
Musicalstar Drew Sarich will play the role of "Jesus". In 2019 Alexander Balga will direct the production again.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR tells the last seven days of Jesus Christ in Jerusalem from the critical viewpoint of Judas. It is about the love of Mary Magdalene for Jesus, the Last Supper, the judgment of Herod and the betrayal of Judas, which leads to Jesus' way of the cross and finally to his death.
The then 25-year-old Tim Rice published together with the 21-year-old Andrew Lloyd Webber in 1969 in England and the US a single titled "Superstar". Until 1971, it developed into a rock opera, which first appeared as an album, then in concert in July 1971 in Pittsburgh and on October 12, 1971 in the Mark Hellinger Theater in New York premiered. From 1972 to 1981, there were 3,358 performances of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in London's West End, followed a year later by Universal's film adaptation. 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 and can therefore be seen in the Ronacher in autumn 2020! 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: Friday, 03.12.2021
Duration: ~ 2:40h
Big premiere on 3 December 2021 in Vienna! 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, 01.07.2021
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 1st to the 3rd of July 2021 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.