History Trivia / JesusChristSuperstar

27th Apr '16 3:09:36 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: In the 1973 film, the Apostle Peter is played by legendary porn star/adult film director [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Thomas_%28pornographic_actor%29 Paul Thomas]], before the man's dive into the pornography business.
** The 1971 Swedish verison of the play had a [[{{ABBA}} member of a music group]] playing Mary Magdalene.
** A Japanese version has [[IronChef Chairman Kaga]] as Jesus.
** The 2000 version features Creator/RikMayall as Herod.
** After the 1973 film Herod would become [[BillyMadison an elementary school principal]].
** In 1973, one of the better-known Spanish-speaking versions of the play was sponsored and led by Spanish singer Camilo Blanes Cortés, better known as [[LargeHam Camilo Sesto]]. it also had Dominican singer Ángela Carrasco as Mary Magdalene.
12th Jan '16 6:14:50 PM bombadil211
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* KarmicJackpot: In a possible real-life example, Ted Neeley's reward for playing Jesus in the 1973 movie was to meet his future wife during the production (she's one of the background dancers in the "Simon Zealotes" segment). They've been married for nearly 40 years.

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* KarmicJackpot: In a possible real-life example, RomanceOnTheSet: Ted Neeley's reward for playing Jesus in the 1973 movie was to meet Neeley met his future wife during the production (she's one of the background dancers in the "Simon Zealotes" segment). They've been married for nearly 40 years.
12th Jan '16 6:14:14 PM bombadil211
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* DawsonCasting: Ted Neeley is now over twice Jesus' age.

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* DawsonCasting: Ted Neeley is Neeley, now over twice Jesus' age.in his seventies, continues to make appearances as Jesus.
12th Jan '16 6:07:18 PM bombadil211
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* ThrowItIn: The last shot of the original film is a zoom out of the cross which is left behind. In the foreground, a shepherd can be seen walking by. It was not planned that way, but the filmmakers felt that it fit the scene so well, they kept it in the film.

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The last shot of the original film is a zoom out of the cross which is left behind. In the foreground, a shepherd can be seen walking by. It was not planned that way, but the filmmakers felt that it fit the scene so well, they kept it in the film.film.
** Judas being surprised by fighter jets screaming by was completely unexpected (they were genuine Israeli fighters on patrol) and was kept in the final cut.
5th Dec '15 12:26:13 PM missmoon
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** The 2014 revived touring production was going to have ''Music/JohnLydon'' as Herod, [[Music/{{Incubus}} Brandon Boyd]] as Judas, [[Music/DestinysChild Michelle Williams]] as Mary Magadalene, and [[Music/{{NSYNC}} JC Chasez]] as Pontius Pilate, before being abruptly cancelled by the promoter. Oddly enough (or not) the promoter also happens to be the one behind ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark''.

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** The 2014 revived touring production was going to have ''Music/JohnLydon'' as Herod, [[Music/{{Incubus}} Brandon Boyd]] as Judas, [[Music/DestinysChild Michelle Williams]] as Mary Magadalene, and [[Music/{{NSYNC}} JC Chasez]] as Pontius Pilate, before being abruptly cancelled by the promoter. Oddly enough (or not) the promoter also happens to be the one behind ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark''. The promoter is currently being sued for breach of contract by Andrew Lloyd-Webber.
8th Nov '15 7:12:28 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* ThrowItIn: The last shot of the original film is a zoom out of the cross which is left behind. In the foreground, a shepherd can be seen walking by. It was not planned that way, but the filmmakers felt that it fit the scene so well, they kept it in the film.
24th May '15 4:42:16 PM missmoon
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** The 2014 revived touring production was going to have ''Music/JohnLydon'' as Herod, [[Music/{{Incubus}} Brandon Boyd]] as Judas, [[Music/DestinysChild Michelle Williams]] as Mary Magadalene, and [[Music/{{NSYNC}} JC Chasez]] as Pontius Pilate, before being abruptly cancelled by the promoter. Oddly enough (or not) the promoter also happens to be the one behind ''Theatre/SpiderManTurnOffTheDark''.
4th Apr '15 10:15:36 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The 1973 film is true 1970's glory, though that wasn't intended at the time.
4th Apr '15 6:34:21 PM AdelePotter
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** Ted Neeley auditioned for Judas. No, seriously.
6th Feb '14 8:14:47 PM GeorgeCastanza
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* DawsonCasting: Ted Neeley, you're now over twice Jesus' age. Maybe it's time to [[{{Squick}} stop dying for hours on end in a thong?]]

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* DawsonCasting: Ted Neeley, you're Neeley is now over twice Jesus' age. Maybe it's time to [[{{Squick}} stop dying for hours on end in a thong?]]age.


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** A Japanese version has [[IronChef Chairman Kaga]] as Jesus.
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