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Jesus Christ Superstar US Tour Dates 2014: Cast Includes Brandon Boyd, Michelle Williams & JC Chasez

( [email protected] ) Apr 14, 2014 09:31 AM EDT


(Photo :Jesus Christ Superstar Cast Members)

Jesus Christ Superstar, the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, has been reimagined as an arena rock spectacular. Featuring a cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars, the biggest ever North American arena tour will run from June 9 to August 16 to more than 50 cities including Nashville, New Orleans, Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City etc.

Set in the present day and updated for a 21st-century audience, Jesus Christ Superstar is a live two-hour rock concert with over 50 cast and musicians performing a dramatisation of the last seven days in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.

Brandon Boyd, Grammy-nominated lead vocalist of rock band Incubus, is confirmed for the role of Judas Iscariot, Grammy-nominated singer and former NSYNC member, JC Chasez will play Pontius Pilate, Grammy Award-winner and former member of Destiny's Child, Michelle Williams, will take the female lead as Mary Magdalene, English frontman of Public Image Ltd (PiL) and Sex Pistols member, John (Rotten) Lydon will play King Herod, and introducing British actor and singer, Ben Forster, who won the UK's ITV Superstar competition in 2012, and played the lead role in the UK and Australian arena tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, who will reprise his role as Jesus.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote "Jesus Christ Superstar" in the U.K. with the intent to bring it to the theater. But they were unable to find a room to stage the production. "Nobody believed back in 1969 that you could present a stage musical about the last days of the life of Jesus Christ," Webber said.

Since they had a musical but nowhere to stage the show, Webber and Rice assembled a cast and recorded a rock album, which came out in 1970. Deep Purple vocalist Ian Gillan played the role of Jesus, and the popularity of the album convinced Webber and Rice to take the show to stages in the U.S. 

"In 1971 Andrew and I were thrilled by the first-ever Jesus Christ Superstar tour of the United States," said Tim Rice. "We certainly did not imagine then that 43 years later we would be witnessing another America-wide tour of our first big hit show. We are delighted and grateful that enthusiasm for Superstar has been maintained over the years and this new production presents the work in its most powerful format - as a true rock experience."

To buy tickets for the Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular, please visit JesusChristSuperstar.com

Click to listen Michelle Williams sings 'I don't know how to love Him".

(Photo : Michelle Williams Sings 'I Don't Know How to Love Him')

Full Tour Dates:

9 June: New Orleans, LA - Lakefront Aren
10 June: Birmingham, AL - BJCC Arena
11 June: Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Arena
13 June: Fort Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
14 June: Orlando, FL - Amway Center
15 June: Tampa, FL - Tampa Bay Times Forum
16 June: Atlanta, GA - Philips Arena
17 June: Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
19 June: San Antonia, TX - Freeman Coliseum
20 June: Austin, TX - Frank Erwin Center
21 June: Houston, TX - Toyota Center
22 June: Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
23 June: Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Arena
24 June: Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
26 June: Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
28 June: Detroit, MI - Joe Louis Arena
29 June: Chicago, IL - United Center
 
1 July: St. Louis, MO - Scottrade Center
2 July: Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
4 July: Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
5 July: Regina, SK - Brandt Center
6 July: Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
8 July: Boise, ID - Taco Bell Arena
9 July: Spokane, WA -Spokane Arena
10 July: Seattle, WA - KeyArena At Seattle Center
12 July: Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
13 July: Portland, OR - Moda Center
15 July: Sacramento, CA - Sleep Train Arena
16 July: Fresno, CA - Save Mart Center
17 July: Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena
18 July: San Jose, CA - SAP Center at San Jose
20 July: Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
22 July: El Paso, TX - UTEP Don Haskins Center
23 July: Phoenix, AZ - US Airways Center
24 July: San Diego, CA - Valley View Casino Center
25 July: Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
26 July: Los Angeles, CA - STAPLES Center
29 July: Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
30 July: Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
31 July: St. Paul, MN - Xcel Energy Center
 
1 August: Milwaukee, WI - BMO Bradley Harris Center
2 August: Indianapolis, IN - Bankers Life Fieldhouse
3 August: Cincinnati, OH - U.S. Bank Arena
5 August: New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
7 August: Washington, DC - Verizon Center
9 August: Columbus, OH - Schottenstein Center
10 August: Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
12 August: Pittsburgh, PA - Consol Energy Center
13 August: Buffalo, NY - First Niagara Center
14 August: Boston, MA - TD Garden
16 August: Philadelphia, PA - Wells Fargo Center