The plug has been pulled on the upcoming ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ U.S. arena tour
The upcoming arena tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which was on target to offer a lineup of A-list musicians including Incubus singer Brandon Boyd, Six Pistols frontman John Lydon, former ‘N SYNC member JC Chasez and former Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams, is off. The tour was supposed to kick off June 9 in New Orleans, so the news comes less than a week before opening night.
The New York Times reports that the cast was told about the show being canceled last Friday. Ben Foster, who was slated to play Jesus, told the newspaper that he was shocked when he got word. Boyd, who was going to play the role of Judas, said, “I thought it was, like, a prank that you pull on the new guy. But no.”
Foster tweeted about the tour being canceled:
My heart is broken. My beautiful talented cast and company I adore. This wonderful show & opportunity is over. I'm so sorry I am devastated.
— Ben Forster (@thebenforster) May 30, 2014
Those who purchased tickets to the show, which cost around $125 a pop, may get a full refund.
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