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Jesus Christ Superstar prepares for Broadway

Paul Nolan as Jesus (middle) with members of the company in Jesus Christ Superstar.

David Hou

At last, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival's hit production of Jesus Christ Superstar began previews last week at the Neil Simon Theatre in New York. But for every actor or director who sees Broadway as the pinnacle of the profession, there's another who derides New York's famed theatre district as an overpriced theme park living on past glories.

Will director Des McAnuff's revival of the 1971 rock opera on the Great White Way show that quality can triumph in an arena where four out of five shows lose money?

As the Canadian cast prepares to face the New York critics on March 22, here's how the Broadway dream looks for key players.

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