A new touring production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ will feature an array of big rock names
Incubus singer Brandon Boyd is starring in a new touring production of the famed Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice musical “Jesus Christ Superstar” called the “Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular.” Boyd will play the role of Judas in the show, while punk legend John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. will perform as King Herod.
Fleshing out the all-star cast are ‘N SYNC’s JC Chasez as Pontius Pilate and Destiny’s Child’s Micelle Williams as Mary Magdalene. Singer Ben Forster will play Jesus, a role he won by competing on the British reality TV program “Superstar.” Forster isn’t a complete “Jesus Chris Superstar” newbie, however, as he also played the role in a version of the musical that toured the U.K.
The “Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular” will kick off June 9 in New Orleans and travel through 50 cities before wrapping up Aug. 13 in Philadelphia, Pa.
“Jesus Christ Superstar” debuted on Broadway in 1971 and was revived on Broadway in 2012. A popular movie version of the musical was also released in 1973.
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