Appearance
photo 2 options
  • Logo

    Uploading…
    Photo Uploaded
    Error!
  • Footer Logo

    Uploading…
    Photo Uploaded
    Error!
color 6 options

Success!

Your settings have been saved.

Theater PopWrapped | Theater

The North American Star-Studded Tour Of "Jesus Christ Superstar" Gets The Axe

PopWrapped | PopWrapped Author

PopWrapped

05/31/2014 2:47 pm
PopWrapped | Theater
The North American Star-Studded Tour Of
Media Courtesy of WIBV
Gloria Ayee


Staff Writer


@GloriaYAyee

The highly anticipated arena spectacular of Jesus Christ Superstar that was set to begin a 50-city North American tour has been cancelled. Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Weber and lyrics by Tim Rice.

The musical was originally conceived as a rock opera, and was later staged on Broadway in 1971. Jesus Christ Superstar follows the format of a traditional passion play and is loosely based on the Gospel accounts of the final week of Jesus' life. The production highlights the political issues of Jesus' time, as well as the tensions between Jesus and Judas Iscariot.

The U.S. arena spectacular had a star-studded cast, with Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd cast as Judas Iscariot, *NSYNC's JC Chasez as Pontius Pilate, Michelle Williams (of Destiny's Child fame) as Mary Magdalene, and John Lydon (from Public Image Ltd (PiL) & Sex Pistols) as King Herod. Ben Forster, who played Jesus Christ in the Australian and UK tours of the show, was also set to reprise his role for the U.S. tour.

Stay tuned to PopWrapped to learn more about the cancellation of Jesus Christ Superstar, as details become available. Keep Up With PopWrapped On The Web!

     

Share


Are you sure you want to delete this?

ConfirmCancel