How is Mary Magdalene portrayed in Jesus Christ Superstar?
While many religious viewers were able to push past its premise, some squirmed at the show’s portrayal of Mary Magdalene. She is portrayed as one of Jesus’ disciples who, though she may not be sleeping with the teacher, seems to be in something of a romantic relationship with Jesus.
Who was the best Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar?
1. Yvonne Elliman. There are no ifs, ands, or buts about it: to me, and to many others, Yvonne Elliman simply IS Mary Magdalene, and vice-versa. Much like with Carl Anderson’s Judas and Ted Neeley’s Jesus, this is partially due to just the sheer number of times she has played the role.
Where is the story of Mary Magdalene in the Bible?
The Gospel of Luke 8:2–3 lists Mary Magdalene as one of the women who traveled with Jesus and helped support his ministry “out of their resources”, indicating that she was probably relatively wealthy. The same passage also states that seven demons had been driven out of her, a statement which is repeated in Mark 16.