NBC will present a live production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ

NBC will present a live production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar” tonight. Here’s a look back at the origins of the landmark rock opera.

v The beginning: The show opened on Broadway on Oct. 12, 1971, with Jeff Fenholt as Jesus, Ben Vereen as Judas and Bob Bingham as Caiaphas.

v The latest: NBC’s version stars John Legend, Alice Cooper and Norm Lewis in those three roles.

v Big screen: The musical was adapted into a 1973 movie directed by Norm Jewison and shot in Israel.

v Nominated: Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson and Yvonne Elliman were each nominated for a Golden Globe award for their portrayals of Jesus, Judas and Mary Magdalene, respectively, in the film.

v Album: The original album, released in 1971, topped the U.S. Billboard Pop Albums chart.

“Jesus Christ Superstar Live” (8 p.m., NBC): See story on page C1.

“The Simpsons” (8 p.m., Fox): Bart takes a prank too far giving clowns a bad name.

“Sunday Night Baseball” (8 p.m., ESPN): The season has begun. The San Francisco Giants will take on the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers. Hey, at least it’s not the Yankees and Red Sox again.

“The Child in Time” (9 p.m., PBS): An everyday moment triggers a crisis in the lives of a happy, successful British couple in Ian McEwan’s hauting tale of a lost child and redeemed love.

“The Walking Dead” (9 p.m., AMC): Things are coming to a head in the ongoing war.

TV listings, C5


Oakland launches theater program for area youth


The Oakland Center for the Arts is accepting applications for its Acorn Project, a new program geared toward children in grades 8 through 12.

Those in the program will create their own youth board, receive intensive hands-on training in set construction, lighting, sound, advertising and promotion, choreography, singing and acting. They will be mentored by theater professionals.

The first Acorn youth board president is Alex Sanders from Canfield High School, who will direct “The Emperor’s New Clothes” for the Oakland’s Kids First Theatre Initiative this month.

The Oakland’s Kids First and the Acorn Project are housed in the theater at Trinity Fellowship Church, 4749 South Ave.

For more information, contact Brendan Byers at 330-406-0606 or oaklandcenter@gmail.com.

Lanterman’s Mill reopens Saturday


Lanterman’s Mill, located in Mill Creek Park, will reopen for the season Saturday, with weekend hours only.

The mill will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. through April.

Regular season hours will begin in May when Lanterman’s Mill will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The mill will be closed on Mondays.

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