This Fall marks the fiftieth anniversary of Jesus Christ’s Broadway debut. Here’s a link to a Religion News Service article on the topic, in which I am rather liberally quoted. And for extended discussion of Jesus Christ Superstar and other Biblical plays and musicals, check out my book Playing God.
(United Kingdom and online)
It was my honor to be the (virtual) guest of Tsitsit, The Jewish Fringe Festival, Britain’s first ever Jewish fringe theatre fest. My conversation with Ben Naylor of the Royal Central School was stimulating, touching on everything from the phenomenon of casting gentiles in Jewish roles to the comparative theatrical legacies of Shylock and Tevye. The session *was* recorded, and may be live-streamed as an ‘encore’ presentation at a later date. Watch this space for details.
The Leo Baeck Institute of London
“Jewish on Demand: Representation and Difference in the Streaming Era”
(Ithaca, New York)
Delighted to have had the opportunity to give a University Lecture at Cornell. Click here for details.
How Biblical texts have inspired Broadway plays and musicals, from Ben-Hur to Jesus Christ Superstar.
“Incisive and sophisticated, but also accessible and, frankly, fun.”
Louisiana State University