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STAGE TUBE: Ben Forster Talks First Day of Rehearsals for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour!

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Ben Forster will play Jesus in the UK arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar after winning ITV's reality competition show "Superstar" on July 25, 2012. Forster received the most public votes during the live finale. Competitor Rory Taylor came in second, with Roger Wright falling into third.

BroadwayWorld brings you a video interview with Forster on the first day of rehearsals for the arena tour. Click below to see what he had to say!

The musical's tour plays London's 02 Arena on Sept. 21 before shipping out across the country to Glasgow, Newcastle, Manchester, Cardiff, Birmingham, Belfast, Dublin, Liverpool, Nottingham and Sheffield. The cast features Tim Minchin as Judas Iscariot, Chris Moyles as King Herod and "Superstar" judge Melanie C as Mary Magdalene.

Originally from Sunderland, Forster, 31, studied at London's Italia Conti Academy, during which he was featured in the BBC’s fly-on-the-wall documentary “The Dream Academy” before making his West End debut in Piccadilly Theatre's La Cava. His other West End credits include All You Need Is Love at the Queen's Theatre, Grease and Thriller Live.

For more information about the show and the tour, visit www.jesuschristsuperstar.com.

STAGE TUBE: Ben Forster Talks First Day of Rehearsals for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour!
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