Morgan James and Shoshana Bean to Bring Female Twist to JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Concert

God could be a woman, so why not Jesus?

The Highline Ballroom is slated to present Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in concert, starring Broadway veterans and powerhouse vocalists, Morgan James (Motown: The Musical, Godspell, The Addams Family) and Shoshana Bean (Hairspray, Wicked).

The one-night-only female-centered concert of the rock opera will be directed by Richard Amelius. The cast of 13 singers will perform the complete score, accompanied by a 6-piece band, on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 8 p.m.

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Morgan James (Jesus) Original Broadway Casts: Motown: The Musical, Godspell ("Turn Back O' Man"), Wonderland, The Addams Family. Symphony concert work includes: Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore (Bernstein's MASS at Carnegie Hall, cast recording), Detroit, Harrisburg, San Diego, Greensboro, Louisville Orchestra. On Epic Records: debut studio album of original soul music entitled "Hunter"; and live Nina Simone tribute album, "Morgan James Live." Training: The Juilliard School. For complete schedule, credits and discography, please visit Instagram & Twitter: @morganajames.

Shoshana Bean (Judas) Her independent solo releases have topped the iTunes R&B and Blues charts in the US and the UK in peak positions 5, 3 and #1 with the release of her latest EP Shadows to Light. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having debuted in the original cast of Hairspray and starred as the very first replacement for Elphaba, the green-skinned witch, in Wicked. Most recently she appeared in the pre-Broadway production of the new musical Beaches as CeeCee Bloom and inked a deal with ABC Signature for a new musical pilot she co-created and for which she will compose the music. She has sold out solo concerts around the globe and performed alongside Brian McKnight, BeBe Winans and sang back up for Michael Jackson for his 30th-anniversary concert at Madison Square Garden. Shoshana arranged vocals for Jennifer Lopez's American Idol performance of "I Luh Ya Papi", and her music has been featured in television shows on NBC, MTV, Oxygen and Showtime.

Richard Amelius (Director) has produced work for a number of theatres and companies around the country including The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, The Walt Disney Corporation, The NBA, The AIDS Coalition, Northern Stage, and the Bucks County Playhouse among others. He most recently directed the world premiere of Time Between Us at New York Musical Festival and Empty City at Davenport Theatre. Mr. Amelius served as Associate Artistic Director of The Forestburgh Playhouse for five years directing and choreographing a number of shows including Hair, Cats, Footloose, and Rent. He was Assistant to the Artistic Director at The Media Theatre for two years. He served as PSM for the 2004 Grand Gala, starring Tony Award Winner Betty Buckley, as well as staging shows like The Wizard Of Oz, Sweet Charity, and Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party. Under his supervision, productions and actors garnered six Philadelphia Barrymore Award nominations including three for Mr. Amelius himself: Two for "Best Choreography" for Sweet Charity and Cabaret and one for "Best Leading Actor in a Musical" for his portrayal of the Emcee in Cabaret.

Julie McBride (Musical Director) holds degrees from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Mannes College of Music. Upcoming: The SpongeBob Musical. Broadway and other New York credits include Amazing Grace, Finding Neverland, Side Show, Matilda, If/Then, American Idiot, Next to Normal, In The Heights, The Addams Family, Big Fish, The Lion King, CHIX 6, The Happy Elf, Judas and Me (NYMF). Regional credits include These Paper Bullets (Yale Rep, Geffen Playhouse, Atlantic Theatre Company), LMNOP (Goodspeed), Daddy Long Legs (Northlight, La Mirada, Laguna Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, Skylight Theatre, PCPA, St. Louis Rep, Royal Manitoba), EMMA (Arizona Theatre Company), Suprema (O?Neill, Ars Nova). Julie has served on the faculties of Syracuse University?s Tepper Program and The Juilliard School (Drama Division).



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