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Wonderful!!! I have never seen the live performance (I wish you could performer it in Spain) It would be a success, I´m sure! Here, in Madrid, musicals like The Man of La Mancha, Cats, The beauty and the beast, etc, they have been a spectacular success. I don´t loose the hope ;). Ted Neeley ... I haven´t words to define him, simply MAGIC (I admire him since I was nine, when I saw him in JCS). And James O´Neill is fantastic too. In fact all of their voices are great. I love the musical!
Username: Kim S.
I saw Jesus Christ Superstar over 200 times when I was a kid. (15 years old.) I waited for the DVD for a month and finally got it in the mail today. It's just as powerful now as it was all those years ago. I was really happy to find out Ted Neeley is still in theatre. His voice and acting skills were excellent then, and even better now, if that's possible.
I have never seen the live performance of the show, but I really enjoy the 3 CD set. I am a dancer in a local company and one day I suggested listening to Rasputin during our workout. The other dancers loved it and we had fun : ) ! Is the show likely to be performed in Europe too? I live in Italy. Now, just tell me what to do to convince Ted Neeley that Italy, or France, Spain or at least, England, are all wonderful countries to visit and maybe sing something there, summertime is fantastic and people are so nice, food too!! ; )
Username: maria grazia malpassi
Rasputin is a marvelous masterpiece. Powerful, it has passion and all singers are excellent, conveying strong and deep emotions and their sincere involvement. Ted Neeley is magic as usual, my admiration for him is a never-ending one. I had my friends listen to Rasputin and all of them were enthusiastic, and wondered why such a record is not widely known. What about a tour to Europe and hopefully Italy too? In my town there are two magnificent theatres which have all the necessary requisites to host the musical. It is my dream to see Rasputin in Modena. If I can be of any help to you... Happy Easter! Maria Grazia, Modena, Italy, email@example.com
Magnificent website, and I love the music. Ted Neeley still sounds fantastic! The first time I saw Ted, was in Jesus Christ Superstar, and it renewed my faith in the Lord. I watched JCSS with my children, and his role in that film made them realize that JC is a real cool guy. Ted is an inspiration to many, and we love him!
Username: Jillonne Kaufman
I am looking forward to enjoying yet another wonderful project involving my favorite performer, Ted Neeley. I have been a loyal fan ever since I first saw him in the movie musical Jesus Christ Superstar in the early 1970's. I became more curious about Rasputin after seeing the movie "Anastasia" by Disney. I know that I will most definitely appreciate Ted's performance in this!
Username: Linda Holloway
Certainly leaves you craving more. I'm envious of all that were able to see the performance and can't wait for it to hit the road. I am a huge, huge fan of Mr. Neeley and am quite anxious to see him touring again. My tastes for musical theater seem to run to the unconventional and I am excited about this production.
Username: HARRY HALL
THANKS TO TED MESKERS, I MET TED NEELEY, MICHAEL RAPP AND WAS INVITED TO ATTEND THE DELAWARE PREFORMANCE SEVERAL YEARS AGO. WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE!!!!!!!!!!
I think I'm hooked already, this music with the comments of john hurt reminds me at the music from jeff wayne's war off the worlds and spartacus.(tip) I'm a big fan of ted neeley he has the voice! (Is youre neck still swelling that big when you are singing?) I hope i can find the cd in the neteherlands I go look for it!
Username: kyle sangiovanni
wow, how exciting. i must have this cd. can't wait to see this show on b-way... but when?
Username: melanie cornelius
I bought the cd it is great.....get it out on tour, please!
Username: Tess Holtermans
Magnificent Website ofcourse!.. I like sample of the music from Rasputin.. I come from Holland, but I have some great friends from the US, who keep me up to date of Rasputin. But of course, this site keeps me now up to date! Really sad I live in Holland.
Username: DAVID CHRISTOPHER MIEDZIANIK
My grandfather knew RASPUTIN. THANX: david c. miedzianik
Username: Marieke Hoeve
What a wonderful site! I really love the music, it is the most beautyfull music I have ever heard! I'am very happy to hear that Ted Neeley is still on stage. I'm a big fan of him, and I love his voice and he is such a great beloved person! I live in holland...so I hope you will maybe start an international tour...Because I get tears in my eyes if I hear the sample..in theater it we be more overwhelming. It is my biggest wish to see this musical and Ted in real. Much love, marieke
Username: Susan Horlick
Great web site Kathy, perfection, as in every web site you do. I had the honor of attending the Rasputin Showcase and all I can say is this musical is well worth the wait. Its was awesome, simply and totally AWESOME, in every way.. and it was only a scaled down version. Just think of what the real deal will be! Michael Rapp.. you ROCK!! Namaste' :Susan
Username: Laura Da Costa
Bravo! This site is a wonderful place to visit. Having been a student of Russian history, the whole compilation rings of accuracy, factual truth and sheer talent. Kudos to Kathy's undeniable expertise and Michael's ultimate genius. Ted's heaven-sent voice and outstanding stage abilities make this production the masterpiece that it is...
Username: Andy Simpson
I just recieved Rasputin on Wednesday, and I love this musical! I have listened to the album at leat five times already, and I hope that there will be a tour forthcoming. One of my favourite songs is "Never Say Die." Rasputin should be on Broadway!! It has all the elements for great theatre! Surley a Tony award winner, here! If there is a road tour, please keep me informed about auditioning for a part. Please bring the show to Canada. Ted Neeley made me forget that he was Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar. That's how good the man really is! Thank you.
Username: Ben Brantley
CityStateZip: New York, New York
Date: July 26, 2004
Was very happy to hear that Ted Neeley was a part of this monumental piece of musical theatre. Every song is a gem and the music is phenomenal. If this were on Broadway right now, I’d give it a definite rave. Here’s to hoping that the tour starts soon and manages to hit Broadway as well so I can give it a review more befitting of a show of the magnitude of “Rasputin”, starring Ted Neeley and John Hurt.
Username: Georgie Landry
What a marvelous new intro page! Kathy, you have an incredible artistic talent; the beautiful images combined with the power of the music leaves me wanting more. Every time I hear that opening music I am transported back to the Opera House in Wilmington and the same excitement envelopes me now as then. I look forward to the day when this prodigious work will be staged to the sound of the ovations it so richly deserves.
Username: Ekaterina Yuvasheva
RASPUTIN ROCKS! AND YOU DO AS WELL, TEDDIE! Interesting change from being God to being Devil, don't you think? See ya soon! somewhere!! And I LOVE YOU ALL WONDERFUL PEOPLE OUT THERE!
Username: Deborah Armann
Excellent, Loved the music! Loved the story! Very entertaining! I would love to be able to see the show some how. I wish you well and great sucess Micael Rapp and Ted Nealy! I really liked Qusemoto also. The story is great !! Wonderful job on the web sight Kathy you have come so far and I am very poud of you my friend! LOVE DEB
Username: Debbie Strachan
Please tell me how and when I can see the play.. I have been waiting and waiting ..
Hey you all! It's a great website! And I've heard the sample of the music.... I'm a HUGE FAN of Ted Neeley. I've been watching JCS for about 30 times now! I really hope I can get the CDs. I live in Indonesia. It's in the South east Asia.You can barely find any great CDs here... :( It's great to know you guys! Bye!
very strange but cool enough
Username: Becky Hess
Just wanted to know, Does anyone know if the show will be in the minnesota area at all? thanks!
Username: Susan White
I sang in the showcase (us Russion peasants in black behind the scrim). I am interested in where the show is now? I'd love to see it in its finished form. The CD is marvelous.
Username: christine parker
i loved the site, i'm a huge rasputin fan and a ted neeley fan. i keep comeing back to the site all the time for latest info.
Kathy, been sometime since my last visit. Your website gets better and better. Hey, tell Michael Rapp and company to get this show up and running!!
he's really interesting. He is a good actor, in Anastacia movie. jjee!
When and where will the show open? How do you get tickets? My friend and I saw the preview show in Wilmington, DE. We loved it.
Username: Nina Kirschner
Years ago, my son Seth and I had the pleasure of meeting Michael Rapp. Seth had the honor of singing for potential backers of this production and later performed in the concert version at the Grand Opera House in Wilmington, DE. I absolutely fell in love with the music at that time, and I'm so thrilled to finally be able to hear the finished product.
Username: j54 f
DON'T THINK YOU SHOULD HAVE TO PAY TO HEAR YOUR EXCERPT.
I think that Rasputin is a very holly person who just tried to help the Romanov family. Many people misjudge and are ashamed of him but they shouldn't be.
Username: Charlotte Kabaci
I've already ordered the CD and can't wait for it to arrive. The 15 minute tidbit just isn't enough. I had the pleasure of meeting Ted Neeley at the Grand Opera House after a CCR show and he told me he was working on Rasputin. I've been waiting for information on it since then, but just this last weekend heard about your web site - I jumped on right away! My son will enjoy this also as he loves the music of Michael Rapp. A wonderful extra for me is that John Hurt narrates - I have loved Mr. Hurt since he played Caligula in I, Claudius. Wonder cast, great music, enjoyable web site - keep up the fantastic entertainment - thank you!
Username: david jellema
i've got russian (aleut) ancestry, and have had mystical insights and experience. rasputin has fascinated me for these (and other) reasons...and the attempts to assassinate him began on december 29 (my birthday!). weird. gotta see this musical (having enjoyed the soundtrack to Jesus Christ Superstar when I was a kid...).
Username: Edward F. Senior Jr.
CityStateZip: Monroeville, NJ. 08343
Date: January 18, 2005
Great Web site and Great Music! We are a Big Fan and hope to see this Produced and Performed in our area Soon! Are best to all involved, Especially Ted Neeley and Ted Metzgers! Job Well done and a timely production! Please notify me as soon as possible as to when we might be able to see this Glorious Production of History! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!
Username: Dan Murdock
CityStateZip: Audubon NJ 08106
Date: January 21, 2005
I am Dan Murdock. My mom played the Mysterious Lady in the Wilmington production in 1998 and i am so glad that the CD is out now so that i can remember the joy she got out of working with TED NEELEY!
Username: Eleanor Raymond
CityStateZip: Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234
Date: January 23, 2005
The 21st Century will offer a compelling reason for everyone to make a trip to Broadway to see and experience the next mega-hit - RASPUTIN, THE MUSICAL. That's how strongly I feel about the genius of Michael Rapp in putting together, so carefully and so artfully, the words and music of this wonderful new show. Ted Neeley is riveting in the title role. He is Rasputin - voice, face and form. Love it all!
Username: Jim Foster
CityStateZip: Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Date: January 25, 2005
Since my son James plays bass in the music I naturally am pleased to see the play moving toward the stage. Not soon enough. My wife and I had the privilege to watch a recording session and the detail Michael brought to the effort was astounding.
Username: Luis A . Santos
CityStateZip: herndon Va. 20170
Date: February 5, 2005
i think that the story of rasputin is remarcable , passionate , encourragin , envyously inspiracional , out of the common man , full of mistic , self disipline , highly spiritually , who want to savor life as in this earth should do like he did , let not fall in the net of fanatism , and the falshood of idolatry, but i think it will be very interesting to find out that we can do the same and better and greater , couse every thing is learneable and achivable ,-
Username: roberto weil
Date: February 12, 2005
i am fron venezuela, 38 years old, i started listening to jesus c. super start since i was 7 years old. ted neeley is a row model for my style of music. i just bought, throuh ebay, the LP 74ad. love to have it with me....hope to buy ulyses and rasputin soon...... from one more admirer, roberto weil
Username: Lisa Araujo
CityStateZip: Philadelphia, PA 19115
Date: March 01, 2005
Looking forward to catching this great-sounding musical when it premieres in Philly. I'm a big Ted Neeley fan, so really looking forward to his return to the Philly stage.
Username: Debra Strachan
CityStateZip: Upper Marlboro, MD 20772
Date: March 09, 2005
Love what you have done to the website. Very excited to hear that the show is coming together. I can't wait to see it.
Username: Joyce M Fetter
CityStateZip: Camp Hill
Country: Pa 17011-2817
Date: March 14, 2005
Please add me to your mailing list and keep me updated for showings in my area. keep up the good work.......... My friend in MD turned me onto you and I will be ever grateful for her and you. Jeasus Christ SuperStar is our favorite movie of all time!
CityStateZip: Severna Park MD
Date: March 14, 2005
I learned about the show from Larry Friedman and i can't wait to see it
Username: Kat Campbell
CityStateZip: Los Angeles, CA
Country: United States
Date: March 18, 2005
The concept album is incredible. Ted Neeley brings Rasputin to life with his wonderful voice and all its power and emotion. Amanda McBroom, ever the stoyteller when she sings, is amazing. And, of course, the music itself is genius -- kudos to Michael Rapp. You have created a magical site, Kathy. I look forward to meeting you when Rasputin finally takes the stage again in PA. I missed its debut in Wilmington but you can bet I will be there in the Fall.
Username: Lizz Baird-Jones
CityStateZip: Woodbury, N. J. 08096
Date: April 16, 2005
To Michael, Cast, and Crew, All right already, give birth to this baby!! We don't know HOW Michael reached into WHEN and finally arrived at WHERE he is today! Let this journey continue ... "are we therrrrre yet"? Nastrovia to All! Lizz Baird-Jones Teddy Constantine
Date: April 11, 2005
Dear Ted, Rome is waiting for you! Will we ever see you performing in Italy? It would be fantastic! love, Roberta
Username: Ria de Jager
CityStateZip: Den Helder
Country: The Netherlands
Date: April 18, 2005
The Netherlands is waiting for this muiscal! I always wonder what Rasputin did with the boy Alex. My husband have hemophilia too en has often very large bleedings! Maybe there's another Rasputin somwhere Love you Ted!
Country: The Netherlands
Date: April 23, 2005
Great, fantastic. Ted still has his wonderfull and emontional voice. Either the other singers are doing it very nice. I hope I can see it on television or maybe some day some how in America!
Date: May 07, 2005
Because the Romanov family (particularly our beloved Tsarevitch Alexei) is my forte, this kind of thing interests me more than anything else. This musical is an amazing accomplishment. Who knew there could been a musical on Grishka?
Date: May 09, 2005
I just want to say how good Ted Neeley is. I've seen Jesus Christ Superstar for at least 50 times and I still love to see it. I can't describe the feeling when he's singing but it is just magnificent! Ted, if you read this, you're the best!!!
Username: Maria Sundh
Date: May 13, 2005
I believe this is a great musical about an interesting man, with a marvelous actor/singer in the lead, and I would really love to see it! Is it still running and has it, or will it ever been staged in Europe???
Username: Alexandra Schiessl
Date: May 14, 2005
I love this site!I can't wait to order the Cd,the music(in the 15-minute collage)was absolutely beautiful!!!!
Username: Rishi Pd Nepal
Very nice site well done best of luck Regard Rishi www.encountersnepal.com
Username: Adam K.
First off I think this show is amazing. You made the perfect choices for the whole cast. I'm really impressed. :) This site is great, but I would like to see a newsletter section, that way I could know when the show goes on tour and where! :D I'd like to see the tour go to Connecticut or Rhode Island! Great work, everybody!
Username: doreen raynor
I would like to be notified when this play begins to tour. My interest would be in Philadelphia or NEW YORK
Username: 'Lazarus' K
This show sounds absolutely amazing. I've listened to the audio and I loved it. Once again, Mr. Neely is outstanding, and the rest of the cast is amazing. I was moved by everyone's performances. I can't wait to see the show. Keep up the good work!
Username: Maria Grazia M.
I'm so happy to see Raz Video, although it plays only 3 mintues instead of 15! I'm too anxious to see it all through. PLEASE, can you do something about it?
Username: Linda Holloway
I am so anxious to see the musical. I'm one of the many Tedheads!! Just heard about the video you have and am extremely anxious because it only plays about 5 minutes....was I wrong in thinking it was going to be about 15? PLEASE, PLEASE, I MUST SEE MORE!!
Hey Kathy! I just realized I had not signed the guest book. You always do wonderful work. Hello Michael! Can't wait to see and hear it in person! Just love it! Looking forward to meeting Ted. I have always been fascinated with the Tsar and family, that lead me to the Rasputin site. What a bonus to see that Ted was involved. Best wishes.
Username: Denise Donoghue
Truley magical! I would love to see this musical. The cast is amazing and the music gives you chills. It could not fail with such great talent. Denise Donoghue
i am doing a report on rasputin for my school report and this website helped me a lot THANK YOU !
Username: Dana Donlan
Huzzah! A beautiful combination of music and mystery! Finally a new take on the beautiful world of the Tsar and the peasant who has been portrayed in several different views over the years! I was in tears durring Alyosha's "Father Gregory" and love all the music. You bring me joy! I remain your number one fan. -Dana
I am a Rasputin enthusiast glad to see that his amazing story has finaly made it to the stage. When will it show in San Diego? Male Rights!!!!!!
TED IS GOOD !!!! TED IS GREAT !!!!! TED IS LOVEEEE !!!!! BY Cocu'
Username: Maria Grazia M.
I got to see the whole video, it's simply wonderful. Is there any chance to see it released in DVD version? Think: Rasputin on DVD...
Username: Helen Azar
I was wondering where I can see the actual musical, is it playing anywhere? Thank you! Helen Azar
Username: MARY FRASER
THE MUSIC SOUNDS BEAUTIFUL. I BOUGHT THE 3 C/D SET. CAME UPON YOUR WEB SITE BY ACCIDENT LOOKING FOR ANYTHING FOR TED NEELEY. GLAD I DID. HOPE THE MUSIC COMES WITH THE 15 MINUTE FILM AS WELL. IF NOT HOW DO I PURCHASE IT?
Username: Denise Donoghue
Brilliant! I would love to experience Rasputin live! Ted Neeley sounds amazing. Please send me information on location of performances and ticket availability.
I can't wait until I can see Rasputin, hope it comes to my town...I have loved Ted since I was born! My family watched JCSS ALL the time!
Username: Kevin D
Hi Michael: Great sight, fantastic story, look forward to the Broadway debut. Wayne says hello
Michael, Ted, Thank you for sharing your wonderful talents in this production,, its Magnificent, you both are truly gifted. I look forward to seeing the production done live (lol, hopefully soon!) on another note: Michael, I truly loved the sound byte of "The Ring" I know that is it no longer available and I can suspect why and respect your decision... however is it possible that sometime in the future an anniversary edition of it might be released? I would love to hear it in its entirety (as I know many would). Again, looking forward to Rasputin LIVE!!!!!! With my highest compliments, Tina PS... Thank you Michael for the Brilliant idea... it looks very good on my end!
Username: Kathryn S.
I just thought of this musical after many years and will be ordering it soon. I have the distinct pleasure of being able to say I saw the showcase at the Grand Oprea House 5 1/2 years ago. My father Ted Meyermann was in it. He showcased it a few years earlier in Delaware's Best of Broadway and then was able to preform in the chours at the showcase in 1999. It was the last thing I ever saw him preform before he passed in 2000, so Rasputin will always have a special place in my heart. The fact that it has yet to make it to broadway is ashame for it is one of the best musicals of our time I believe. So I will keep routing for the day when it makes it!!
Username: Janet R.
I just finished listening and watching the 15 minute
Username: Andrew P.
First of all, i love the songs on the website and find myself singing them from time to time throughout the day. Ted Neeley is wonderful! He was a huge inspiration to me when i played Jesus in JCS. Does anyone know that Ozzy Osbourne is writing a musical on Rasputin as well? I wonder if he knows there is already one in exsistence?
just found this website, and I had to sign in. I have been a big fan of Ted Neely's since the early 70's, having seen JC Superstar on Broadway and at serveral other venues, multiple times with Ted as star. Needless to say, I own the record (yes, vinyl), CD, tape, and now the DVD with commentary and watch them (or listen to them) often. For several years, I was a religious education instructor at my church, where every year during Holy Week, I would treat my 8th graders to pizza and the movie. My own children could sing most of the parts to Superstar by the time they were 9 years old.
Excellents and great informative site
Username: seedie calboy
Nobody can cajolr more meaning and soul from a single syiiable word than John Hurt... Gawd can he say GOD!!!
Username: P. young-kyun
Date: October 21, 2006
the music is incredible and every cast members are great, especially Ted Neeley. remarkable acting and powerful voice. I love it!
Username: J Bugiada
Date: December 11, 2006
I've been listening to the CD's for at least a year. I love it and look forward to it coming to the stage. It needs to be showcased to build more of a following. Perhaps some concert versions or Equity Waiver size so that people can see and hear it. That way it can build a following. The problem is that outside of Ted Neeley fans, most folks have not heard of the show. It needs more exposure to folks who can make things happen! $$$$.
CityStateZip: Cleveland, OH
Date: January 2, 2007
I have been such a fan of Ted Neeley's since the movie came out in 1973. A happy moment for me and my daughter was listening to the vinyl and explaining each section to her as it was played. That was such a great mother daughter moment. He was just here in December of '06 and I got to see the play all over again. It amazes me how he was able to keep the form and keep still in the scene at the end where he died and was off the cross and raising to the beyond. Ted can be 30 or 63, he still has what it takes to captivate an audience and to hold their interest.
Username: Linda B.
CityStateZip: Gainesville, FL
Date: January 9, 2007
Very nice web site, easy to use. I ordered Rasputin CD set in December and have listened to it several times, as well as having shared with friends who were as equally impressed as I. The musical composition and lyrics are beautiful, rich and satisfying. I ended up ordering 2 more sets since my friends are constantly asking to borrow mine. I wish I had known about this when it was show cased, however I hope that it will either begin a tour soon via Broadway or if that is not possible, available on DVD. I would also like information on whether Ullyses: The Greek Suite or Quisimoto are available on CD? Hope to hear from you soon....