Breaking: Praise Be! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Will Launch National Tour in 2019
Stephen Gabriel announced today that Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical Jesus Christ Superstar will launch a North American Tour in Fall 2019.
Helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie, the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, selling out two consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017.
"Superstar speaks to both theater audiences and concert music fans. This production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring," said Stephen Gabriel, President of Work Light Productions.
Jesus Christ Superstar is a proven musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. As demonstrated by NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, this epic work attracted over 9.6 million viewers, earned the highest ratings in its time period, and received the highest critical ranking of any live musical event on network TV. Now, almost 10 years after the last major tour in the US, this award-winning Regent's Park production will play over 50 markets throughout North America.
Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', 'Gethsemane' and 'Superstar'.
Additional creative team includes set and costume design by 2016 Tony Award nominee, Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, and music supervision by Tom Deering.
Full creative team, casting, and cities to be announced at a later date.
For additional information, please visit JesusChristSuperstar.com.
Photo credit: Johan Persson