* DawsonCasting: Ted Neeley, now in his seventies, continues to make appearances as Jesus.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Both the movie and the musical were quite big in 1980's USSR. [[RealityIsUnrealistic Yeah, you heard that right]].
* RomanceOnTheSet: Ted 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.
* 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.
** 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.
* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: The 1973 film is true 1970's glory, though that wasn't intended at the time.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Carl Anderson's career.
** One of those up for the role of Jesus was a nineteen-year old actor from [[{{Joisey}} New Jersey]] named JohnTravolta. Not saying it would've been ''good'', but it certainly would've been ''interesting''.
** Ted Neeley auditioned for Judas. No, seriously.
** 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.
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