Posts Tagged ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

April Showers Bring Summer Theatre

By David Jacobs | April 5th, 2014

There were several big announcements this week from the world of live theatre, beginning with an announcement about the live production of Neil Simon’s The Odd Couple. This much talked about production will include performances from big names in the industry such as Noah Racey, Jennifer Cody and Erin Lindsey. The show will be led by Tony award winner Michael McGrath as Oscar Madison. Performances will begin on April 22nd for the show. Tickets to see this production are on sale now and available to the public.

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However, one of the biggest announcements from the world of live theater came from the production Jesus Christ Superstar. The team behind the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production just revealed that they will be bringing the tour across North America in a massive new outing. The tour will be led by actor Ben Forster, who played the role of Jesus in the UK version of the tour. He will be joined on stage by Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child who will play the role of Mary Magdalene. NSYNC’s JC Chasez will also be joining the cast in the role of Pontius Pilot. Rounding out the all-star cast will be John Lydon from the Sex Pistols who will be acting as King Herod and Brandon Boyd from Incubus who will be taking on the role of Judas. With an all star cast behind the production, there has been a great deal of talk about the play and about the new North American production.

Priscilla Queen of the Desert and more…

By David Jacobs | December 4th, 2012

With the close of 2012 fast approaching; many new announcements have been revealed this week regarding the 2013 schedule for live performances and tours. One of the biggest announcements to come this week came with Trokia Entertainment announced the cast and the kickoff of the national tour of the highly anticipated musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical. The new tour will take the over-the-top performance to venues across the country; beginning in Minneapolis, MN. The production will kick off at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on January 8, 2013. Tickets for the tour will go on sale later in the month.

Meanwhile, 2013 will also usher in another classic musical when the hit The Phantom of the Opera gets a remake for the 2013 season. Broadway actor Marc Kudisch announced this week that he will be directing the world premiere of Neil Berg’s The Phantoms of the Opera; which will hit the stage in 2013. The live event and new take on the classic love story will debut on April 4-5, 2013 at Rudder Auditorium. Tickets have yet to go on sale as the official casting won’t be made until early 2013 after auditions are completed in New York City. Fans of the original will want to keep their eyes open for official ticket sales in January as this remake already promises to be a must-see for theatre fans.