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(The Wire)   Producers suddenly decide that a revival of "Jesus Christ Superstar" starring a bunch of people that used to be kinda famous in the 90's and would need to pull in $100K+ per night just to break even, may not be the smartest investment of all time   (thewire.com) divider line 31
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2014-06-02 12:23:00 PM  
www.zombiemikado.com
 
2014-06-02 01:42:54 PM  
I wash my hands of this production.
 
2014-06-02 01:53:27 PM  
Apparently this is the one in which John Lydon ( Johnny Rotten" ) was going to play Herod.  I think I would have paid full price for a ticket to see him sing "Herod's song in his inimitable style:

"Prove to me that you're no fool/Walk across my swimming pool"
 
2014-06-02 01:56:25 PM  
Jesus Christ, Superstar
Who in the Hell
Do you think you are?
 
2014-06-02 02:02:16 PM  
FTFA: producer Michael Cohl, who worked on the not-so-successful Broadway show "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,"

Why am I not surprised?
 
2014-06-02 02:05:55 PM  
I am awaiting my refund.
 
2014-06-02 02:06:06 PM  
The best production I have seen (other than the original) was the one done by the Indigo Girls et alia.  The sheer audacity of it was amazing.  It was bad enough that they staged the production at all- there was more than enough controversy around the humanization of Judas, sexual undertones in the relationship between Jesus and Mary Magdalene, Jesus being almost sarcastic about his fate, etc.  But to have it produced by a couple of Lesbians?  And to have a LESBIAN play the part of JESUS? in Atlanta, the gateway to the conservative South?  Heads asploded all over the place.  I'm pretty sure you go directly to Hell just for mentioning it on Fark.

Anyway, there's a concert CD, and I believe they sold a VHS version at one time.  You can see some of it on YouTube as well, but attribution and rights are spotty.
 
2014-06-02 02:11:29 PM  
Jeepers Creepers.
 
2014-06-02 02:22:58 PM  

Magorn: Apparently this is the one in which John Lydon ( Johnny Rotten" ) was going to play Herod.  I think I would have paid full price for a ticket to see him sing "Herod's song in his inimitable style:

"Prove to me that you're no fool/Walk across my swimming pool"


That is why I wanted to see it too.
 
2014-06-02 02:23:43 PM  

Magorn: Apparently this is the one in which John Lydon ( Johnny Rotten" ) was going to play Herod.  I think I would have paid full price for a ticket to see him sing "Herod's song in his inimitable style:

"Prove to me that you're no fool/Walk across my swimming pool"


Yeah, he was the only interesting name. The rest were really questionable choices, I'm guessing they didn't have the $$ for bigger names.

I heard about this tour a few months back and told my wife "They will cancel it before it starts" and I guess I was correct. Bizarre that they thought it would work, it takes gobs of sales to put on an arena show.
 
2014-06-02 02:28:58 PM  

batlock666: FTFA: producer Michael Cohl, who worked on the not-so-successful Broadway show "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark,"

Why am I not surprised?


How does this guy find work after that thrice-aborted literal shiatshow? I'd call him in for an interview just to slam the door in his face.
 
2014-06-02 02:32:49 PM  
You're producing Jesus Christ Superstar, you need to make 100K per night,  and your biggest name performer is John Lydon?
 
2014-06-02 02:45:26 PM  

Sliding Carp: [www.zombiemikado.com image 360x240]


Came for this...
 
2014-06-02 02:50:48 PM  

jj325: You're producing Jesus Christ Superstar, you need to make 100K per night,  and your biggest name performer is John Lydon?



Weren't you paying attention? J.C. Chasez was going to be in it!!!
 
2014-06-02 02:52:49 PM  
Love the link at the bottom titled '17 Gay Celebs Who Pretend to be Straight', with a pic of Jodie Foster.
 
2014-06-02 03:16:30 PM  
I can never remember:  is this the one that the Catholic church thinks was written by Satan himself?

Or is that GODSPELL?
 
2014-06-02 03:24:11 PM  

Musikslayer: I heard about this tour a few months back and told my wife "They will cancel it before it starts" and I guess I was correct. Bizarre that they thought it would work, it takes gobs of sales to put on an arena show.


I thought the same thing when I saw the tour announcement and that they were booked into the local 20,000 seat NHL hockey arena.
 
2014-06-02 03:25:18 PM  
i.onionstatic.com
"NOOOOOOOOOOO! I WAS ON THE EIGHTEENTH HOOOOOOOOOOOLE!"
 
2014-06-02 03:34:50 PM  
What's the buzz? Tell me what's a happening.
What's the buzz? Tell me what's a happening.
What's the buzz? Tell me what's a happening.
What's the buzz? Tell me what's a happening.
 
2014-06-02 03:40:55 PM  

SundaesChild: Magorn: Apparently this is the one in which John Lydon ( Johnny Rotten" ) was going to play Herod.  I think I would have paid full price for a ticket to see him sing "Herod's song in his inimitable style:

"Prove to me that you're no fool/Walk across my swimming pool"

That is why I wanted to see it too.


She was a girl from Nazareth/She just had an abortion. . . .
 
2014-06-02 03:41:51 PM  
Had tickets for this show...was pretty bummed when I heard it was cancelled.
 
2014-06-02 03:54:47 PM  

EyeballKid: [i.onionstatic.com image 850x479]
"NOOOOOOOOOOO! I WAS ON THE EIGHTEENTH HOOOOOOOOOOOLE!"


Jeepers Creepers, slacker guy.
Just walks away without saying good-bye.
Jeepers Creepers, not so great.
He's a guy that you'll neither really love nor hate.
 
2014-06-02 05:00:21 PM  
vidthm.ora.tv Lower running costs. Mostly cash business so not as much tax. Endorsed by the Son of God.
 
2014-06-02 05:25:14 PM  
I didn't know about any of this at all, so unlike you guys who were able to say "Oh, so this is the one that had John Lydon as Herod," I just had a brain explosion moment seeing him wedged in with all of those 90s has-beens and not even MENTIONED in TFA, other than the photograph. It was... very confusing.
 
2014-06-02 07:21:50 PM  

the dizzle: What's the buzz? Tell me what's a happening.
What's the buzz? Tell me what's a happening.
What's the buzz? Tell me what's a happening.
What's the buzz? Tell me what's a happening.


God. Dammit.
I'm heading into a meeting and now all I'm going to hear is that for an hour and a half.
 
2014-06-02 07:37:23 PM  

firesign: I didn't know about any of this at all, so unlike you guys who were able to say "Oh, so this is the one that had John Lydon as Herod," I just had a brain explosion moment seeing him wedged in with all of those 90s has-beens and not even MENTIONED in TFA, other than the photograph. It was... very confusing.


Exactly - he's not a nineties has-been.
He's a seventies has-been.
 
2014-06-02 07:41:17 PM  

jj325: You're producing Jesus Christ Superstar, you need to make 100K per night,  and your biggest name performer is John Lydon?


I don't get the cost. It's not like there's a falling chandelier or floating truck tire in this show.
 
2014-06-02 09:03:12 PM  
Preeeeeeee-pare ye the way of the accountant.
Preeeeeeee-pare ye the way...
of...
the...
accountant!!!
 
2014-06-02 09:37:47 PM  

gunga galunga: I don't get the cost. It's not like there's a falling chandelier or floating truck tire in this show.


Or an on-stage swimming pool
 
2014-06-03 01:04:06 AM  
"Satan!!!!!" *shakes fist*
 
2014-06-03 02:02:15 PM  

gunga galunga: jj325: You're producing Jesus Christ Superstar, you need to make 100K per night,  and your biggest name performer is John Lydon?

I don't get the cost. It's not like there's a falling chandelier or floating truck tire in this show.


$100k a night? Pfft! Let's see what  The Book of Mormon's grossed so far?
 
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