There's a VERY good argument to be made for JCS being ALW's very best work, but personally, I'd rank EVITA just a half-a-notch higher still (and always have). But either way, both works have as much meat on the bone (musically), as anything ALW's ever done. I guess the argument for JCS, though, would be its status as perhaps THE quintessential "rock opera" (and given its history, first having been performed in only a semi-staged "rock concert"-type performance, but quickly moving to a legit "staged" production (my mother saw the very first "concert" production in about 1971, based on this line from the Wikipedia article on the work: "Robert Stigwood launched two road touring companies in 1971 to cover North America, with Robert Corff and Tom Westerman as Jesus, respectively." (Somewhere back home, I still have her concert program from the event, which she saw in St. Louis, MO). Evita (which I actually prefer), I see as being slightly less "rock" - but perhaps only in how its been perceived over time. IN ANY CASE, much as I might have 'enjoyed' a few other ALW musicals years (eons) ago, in my youth -- I really think it's JCS and Evita that stand up the very best simply based on the quality of the music (and story). Cats, for instance, is great fun (sure), but absent the costumes and set, I think it doesn't have any of the gravitas of JCS and Evita. (I mostly gave up on ALW after Cats.) Joseph definitely has its charms (not unlike Stephen Schwarz' Godspell), and I have a soft spot for both. But I think JCS -- but especially the slightly underrated Evita -- are Webber's crowning achievement(s). PS: I've NO problem with a live TV production. It'll either be good, or bad, or somewhere in between -- I suspect closer to good (than otherwise). God forbid we stop producing new productions of musicals simply because there's already good film-productions of them in the can. Theatre ceases to be theater when it's not newly performed, especially by each successive new generation. Should orchestra stop playing works that have already been expertly recorded and released? I should hope not; same too with theatre. Now whether it's any good, or not, that's another question - but not something that should be automatically prejudged (especially before any casting decisions have been announced).