is a musical
by Stephen Schwartz and John Michael Tebelak, based on the Gospel of Saint Matthew
. It opened off-Broadway
on May 15 1971
The presentation of the story is not entirely realist, and productions of the musical often set it in places and times other than the obvious (one notable production was set in a circus
It was filmed in 1973, with a modern New York setting, and featured Victor Garber as Jesus, and Lynne Thigpen in her first film role.
One filming location was the roof of the World Trade Center's Twin Towers.
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