The final release of tracks from Morgan James' "She is Risen" project, which saw Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar recorded by an all-female cast, orchestra, and engineers, will drop April 29 on all digital music services. To pre-save the album, click here.
Soul singer and Broadway alum Morgan James (Godspell) leads the cast as Jesus Christ, with Wicked and Waitress star Shoshana Bean as Judas Iscariot and The Color Purple Tony winner Cynthia Erivo as Mary Magdalene. They're joined by Grammy winner Ledisi as Simon, comedian Bridget Everett as King Herod, Legally Blonde star Orfeh as Pilate, and Tony winner Debbie Gravitte.
The recording, titled Jesus Christ Superstar: Highlights From the All-Female Studio Cast Recording, follows two earlier EP releases. The culminating release newly adds "The Temple," "Damned for All Time," "The Last Supper," "Pilate and Christ," and "Trial Before Pilate" to the 10 tracks previously released as She Is Risen: Volume I and She Is Risen: Volume II.
The project began as a 2017 concert at New York City's Highline Ballroom, the brainchild of James. The album was originally crowdfunded using a Kickstarter-like platform that went bankrupt shortly after the project funded, leading to the unusual release strategy.
Jesus Christ Superstar: Highlights From the All-Female Studio Cast Recording is helmed by executive producers Dawn Kamerling and Richard Amelius, producers Meg Toohey and James, and engineers Hannah Tobias and Vira Byramji, with mixing and mastering by Rachel Alina.
Take a look at the full track listing:
1. Heaven On Their Minds
2. Everything's Alright
3. This Jesus Must Die
4. Simon Zealotes/Poor Jerusalem
5. Pilate's Dream
6. The Temple
7. I Don't Know How to Love Him
8. Damned For All Time
9. The Last Supper
11. Pilate and Christ
12. King Herod's Song
13. Could We Start Again Please?
14. Trial Before Pilate