"We all need each other to ultimately feel complete.
However, until we feel complete within ourselves, as an Island to an ocean, we
cannot help all complete the circle."
NEW 2013 VENUES!!!
UPDATE 4/28 (From Ted's Facebook Page):
Hello everyone! Thank you so much for your generous response to the photographs and messages that are placed here! I appreciate everything you say and it feels great to be able to communicate with each of you. No matter how near we are or how far away from each other we may be, the feeling of our being close resonates within each message you write. There are so many of you who are saying you are interested in attending the "Rock Show" in L.A., which is in September and "Chiller" in New Jersey, which I INCORRECTLY STATED was in November. I apologize for that unintentional mistake. "Chiller" IS IN OCTOBER in New Jersey. According to your amazing, very positive response in support of both of these shows, I will have the opportunity of seeing you at one or the other of these shows and in many cases, at both events! As I said, you are remarkable! There are also some remote, yet promising possibilities for a summer moment or two. IF and WHEN any of these current considerations grow into a reality, I will certainly let you know when and where, immediately. I am amazed by your kindness in continuing to communicate here, and by your endless generosity of spirit. Therefore, I look forward to seeing each of you in the Fall, if not before. Thank you again. I wish you peace, love and light. Ted.
Tedheads! Thanks to all of you who joined us for our recent shows! For those of you we missed, we'll be bringing the show your way as soon as we can. In the meantime, help us spread the good word by calling your local venue of choice and asking them about bringing the show to your town! We want to see all of you! Don't miss your chance to see Ted on his 2013 tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the "Jesus Christ Superstar" film. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Ted sing the iconic "Gethsemane", to look back at a long career on stage and screen, and hear music from his new album and stories from the recently released "Django Unchained". We'll be performing this summer at several festivals and special events. Keep checking back with us to get all the latest show info!
Ted's new CD "Workin' for the Words" is completed and is now shipping! The CD is available through this website with options for personal signings from Ted! Click here for purchase options! The music is also now available on itunes, amazon.com, and rhapsody.com. Let us know what you think of the new tunes. We love your feedback!
SPECIAL TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT!
Now that we're out and among you, we're lovin' life. The responses we've been getting are incredible and people are beginning to see and hear Ted, his absolutely phenomenal new band, and the great new material from the CD. The support we've received from those who have attended our recent shows has sustained us through the always tumultuous process of staging a new show. HOWEVER... we are simply not selling enough tickets to sustain the costs involved in keeping this show out on the road. We've done everything within our power to keep our costs down, but cannot continue to operate on zero to negative revenue; we are the primary promoters of this venture and must pay for the house costs when we book a show; we simply must have sales that cover that cost as well as our lodging and travel, and paying for our fine band.
That said, for now we will be cutting the tour short after this Sunday's show in Greensburg, PA. If you want to see Ted this time around your only chance is tonight in Cleveland at the Ohio and tomorrow night in Greensburg. (I'm thinking of you, Frederick ticket buyers). Of course all tickets from all cancelled venues will be refunded.
We're working on several festival dates this summer and will do everything we can to bring this show to you ASAP. Thanks for all the support. We've been honored to perform for such dedicated fans and are looking forward to this weekend's performances and the next phase of this project!
We are very excited to announce the release of Ted Neeley's new album "Workin for the Words"! It is now available on iTunes, Amazon and Rhapsody as well as Ted's official website www.neeleytour.com! We also have the CD available at the venues where Ted and his band are performing. This album features 9 new songs plus a bonus track of "White Buffalo" live in concert! These songs capture the essential spirit of a boy from Texas who went on to become an icon of rock operas, blending the raw, rootsy sound of the Southwest with the eclectic influences of a wider world. If you've already pre-ordered your copy, thank you for helping us create this new, exciting music! It will be shipped out very soon! If you haven't, there's no time like the present! Click the link below to order.
Tedheads! Don't miss your chance to see Ted on his 2013 tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the "Jesus Christ Superstar" film. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to hear Ted sing the iconic "Gethsemane", to look back at a long career on stage and screen, and hear music from his new album and stories from the recently released "Django Unchained". We'll be adding a few more dates this spring. Get your tickets now and spread the good word! Click the Tour Dates tab to get all the latest show info! Call your local venue of choice and ask them about bringing the show to your town! We want to see all of you!
Ted's new CD "Workin' for the Words" is getting closer to completion. Check back here for sneak peeks as we feature new songs. We love your feedback! The CD is available for pre-order, with options for personal signings from Ted! All pre-orders help us produce this new material, and are greatly appreciated. Click HERE for purchase options!
Happy 2013! Ted's new CD "Workin' for the Words" is getting closer to completion. Check back here for sneak peeks as we feature new songs. Today Ted's tour site has posted "Workin' for the Words" as an autoplay on the website or it can be played by clicking the audio tab. They would love your feedback! The CD is available for pre-order! All pre-orders help them produce this new material, and are greatly appreciated. Click HERE for purchase options!
Ted's new CD "Workin' for the Words" is getting closer to completion. Check back HERE for sneak peeks as the tour site feature new songs. So far Ted's site has posted Big Man, Sing A Beautiful Day, and Crazy Heart as autoplays on the tour website or they can all be played by clicking the audio tab. We would love your feedback! The CD is available for pre-order! All pre-orders help us produce this new material, and are greatly appreciated. Click HERE for purchase options!
UPDATE 11/29! Now available:
Introducing Ted's NEW Limited Edition Ted Neeley and The Little Big Band poster! This wonderful photo collage poster is 11" x 17" and is suitable for framing! Now available online at the Ted Shop. Purchase yours HERE!
Ted's new CD "Workin' for the Words" is now available for pre-order! The CD will be ready for digital download/shipping in early December 2012. Click here for purchase options - see below for details:
Pre-purchase Ted's new CD, "Workin' for the Words" now! The CD will be ready to download or ship in early December 2012. It features ten new songs including "Crazy Heart" (featured on this website). These songs capture the essential spirit of a boy from Texas who went on to become an icon of rock operas, blending the raw, rootsy sound of the Southwest with the eclectic influences of a wider world.
There are five purchase options:
Digital Download - You will receive a code via email when the CD is completed for direct download.
CD - Physical CD with full packaging.
Signed CD - Physical CD with full packaging, signed by Ted.
CD with signed poster 1 and 2 - Physical CD with full packaging, 11x17 poster signed by Ted.
We are currently shifting our fall 2012 dates to the spring 2013 run of the tour. Dates will now run from late Feb to May. 2013 is the 40th Anniversary of the JCS film and we are upping the ante to bring you the best show possible, adding special guests, film clips and outtakes, interviews and commentary, and much more. Ted is getting ready to go in to the studio to record the new music CD that will be featured in the show. Look for announcements regarding that soon.
For those who have purchased tickets thus far, all tickets are transferable to the newly scheduled dates. In a couple of venues the dates had to be canceled per venue policy and will be rescheduled at a later date. Those tickets will be fully refunded. Check back with us here for updates on rescheduling!
Ted also appears as a "Tracker" in the new Quentin Tarrantino film Django Unchained. The film opened on Christmas Day! More on this as info becomes available about Ted's appearance in the film - on my Neeley Film Page. Check out film info HERE and HERE is the offical film site!!!
DISCLAIMER:To avoid any unnecessary
confusion/lawsuits, I will now state I am in no way connected to, or with, Andrew
Lloyd Webber, The Really Useful Group, Jesus Christ Superstar, Rasputin, Gary
Goddard Entertainment, or The Rubicon
AN OPEN LETTER
FOR VISITORS TO MY WEBSITE:
In December, 2006, I spoke with Ted about
the fact that off and on I had received comments and heard things about
individuals being upset with some of the content that I had initially
posted on this website. When I told him I wanted to try to
"fix" these problems, he told me that this wasn't possible to
do, as there will always be someone upset about something on my - or any
- website. (Certainly, I am very aware of the truth in that statement now, but I was a "greenhorn" in cyberspace, as most of us were, at that time.) Ted's suggestion on the best thing he thought I could do was
to write an open letter to any person who visits here. You are now
Please know that anything I have ever
posted on this website has been well-meant, and was never intended
upset, hurt, or anger any person who visits here, especially the
individuals this site was created for. Many of the
things posted here were sent to me by online friends and other
well-meaning individuals, or were found by me - or those individuals -
on other webpages already on the web.
My goal on these pages has always been to make news and information on
projects being worked on by Ted Neeley, Joseph Fuqua and The Rubicon
Theatre Company available online, so that those who are interested can
get to these venues, or experience them through this site when they are
not able to attend due to distance, illness, monetary limitations - or
various other reasons that prevented them from attending.
The internet is a place where privacy
a virtually non-existent thing. I have tried, and will continue
try my best, to protect and maintain the privacy of the individuals that
information involves. Unfortunately, in the past, I have not
always been completely successful in this effort, but I have learned
from my past mistakes, and am more careful than ever in my efforts in
That said, if anything found here is an
issue to the individuals it involves, I would ask that you e-mail me
privately (the e-mail link is on this page) to discuss this issue - withinreason, and, hopefully, I can remedy your request. (NOTE:
This is not a suggestion for everyone who sees one word or sentence they
don't like to send me requests, just for the individuals the specific items
involve). On the other hand, if you like what you see, I
welcome any e-mail response to that effect as well.
That said, I very much hope that you will
enjoy your time here, as many have up until now. Thank you for
to my Website.
I decided to do
a Web Page, I chose to devote it predominantly to two men whose talents I believe
in very strongly and will always support fully. My hope is that, by reading these pages, you will come to believe in,
support, their talents and projects as well, if you don't already.
two men in question are Ted Neeley and Joseph Fuqua.
these two gentlemen performed together at the Rubicon Theatre Company in June,
2000 in Murder
In The First, I thought
I might retitle this page "Hank and
Willie" (their characters in the show), but for the sake of those who did
the show (plans to tour it were originally in the works, and are still up-in-the-air
know), or who may find the title a little confusing, I've elected to keep the
one I've used above.
You will find bio pages for both Ted
and Joseph here, and sections of
this website are devoted to projects involving Ted:
"Ted Neeley and the Little Big Band", "JCS at The Egyptian Company", "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "JCS
- The 2006-2009 AD Tour", The
JCS YTA Benefit and
"Rasputin", as well as "Murder In The First"
and "BeckettFest", both of which
also involved Joseph. There is a very good chance that some of these projects could come your
their specific sections on my Web Page for more info on these landmark
of these pages may take awhile to download (particularly the "JCS"
pages, as there are a number of pictures on them, and a surprise background
MP3 as well that you can listen to while you're
viewing some of them, however, you can view the pages while you're waiting for the MP3 to
download), but if you stick it out, I think you will find them well worth the wait.
There are also four pages devoted to areas connected to Ted and/or Joseph.
One is my Carl Anderson Memorial
Page, two other pages involve: Ted's Birthday
presentations, and our "Ted Family" -
otherwise known by some as Ted's
Tedheads. Take a look
- I think you will find them very worthwhile as well.
Since this website was originally
posted, the information on The Rubicon Theatre Company (where
Ted, Carl and Joseph have all performed (and
it seems that Ted's (as well as Joseph's) Ventura appearances keep continuing.
(Ted is a founder of RTC, and stayed on at RTC as a sound designer/engineer for their hit
production of Lies & Legends after Murder closed, then later
appeared as Lucky in BeckettFest's "Waiting
For Godot.", and Joseph is RTC's first Company Member, one of their theatre instructors and performs onstage
at least once a season))
continues to grow daily, and Karyl Lynn Burns and James O'Neil have graciously
post my own pages on their BRILLIANT theatre company, so that those of you
who live nearby, have an occasion to visit, or just appreciate good theatre can
have a look. I know of no theatre, or group of people, more deserving than
they are, and I will be a lifetime supporter of RTC. I hope, through my website,
I can help find others who will feel the same way I do, and direct them to this wonderful place to experience it for themselves.
Each "section" of my site (Ted/Joseph/RTC) is divided into sub pages, for
faster loading, and you can find the main page for each section, which lists
all those pages, by clicking specifically on the "main name link" for each of
them in the navigation menu. The pages are separately
listed as well in the pull-down menues
under those names.
Enjoy yourselves! :-)
I hope you enjoy my Website.If you have any comments, suggestions, or have something I might like to
post, I would love to hear from you, especially if you are a Ted Neeley or
Joseph Fuqua fan, or an RTC friend.You can e-mail me by clicking on the mailbox:
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Formatting and graphic
scanning/placement on this site are courtesy of Ed Lemmers and John Strekal,
with some special assistance from Micha and Mark From Oz (A.K.A. Mark Ellison) -
thanks, John, Micha and Mark for all your help.