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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

As rehearsals start for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, full casting is announced, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! Jesus Christ Superstar begins previews 15 July for an opening 21 July 2016.

As previously announced, Declan Bennett plays the role of Jesus. Declan was the original lead in the London cast of Once (Phoenix), and has also appeared in Boy George's musical Taboo (Venue Theatre), RENT (US tour and Broadway), American Idiot (Broadway) as well as on BBC's EastEnders as Charlie Cotton. As a solo singer-songwriter, his album Record:BREAKUP was released as a live acoustic version in 2013. He achieved five UK Top 20 singles and a UK Top 20 album with Brit Award nominated band Point Break.

The following casting has also been confirmed. Tyrone Huntley will play Judas, with Anoushka Lucas as Mary Magdelene, David Thaxton as Pilate, Cavin Cornwall as Caiaphas, Peter Caulfield as Herod, Phil King as Peter, Joel Harper-Jackson as Simon Zealotes and Sean Kingsley as Annas.

Also joining the Company are Ashley Andrews, Will Barratt, Billy Cullum, Joshua Dever, Omari Douglas, Simon Hardwick, Raquel Jones, Bobbie Little, Sinead Long, Gloria Obianyo, Joseph Prouse, Charlotte Riby, Cameron Sharp, Barnaby Thompson, Rhys Whitfield, and The Soul Girls will be played by Genesis Lynea, Rosa O'Reilly and Shanay Holmes.

Celebrating 45 years since Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's seminal musical first hit the stage, Jesus Christ Superstar is directed by Artistic Director Timothy Sheader. With a legendary score which includes I Don't Know How to Love Him, Gethsemane and Superstar, musical direction is by Tom Deering (Wonder.land, In the Heights and The Color Purple), design by Tom Scutt (Constellations, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and King Charles III, for which he has received a Tony Award nomination) and choreography by Drew McOnie (Jekyll & Hyde, The Lorax and In The Heights, for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Theatre Choreography).

Photo Credit: Johan Persson

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Anoushka Lucas as Mary Magdelene

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Anoushka Lucas as Mary Magdelene

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Cavin Cornwall as Caiaphas and company

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
The company of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
The company of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
David Thaxton as Pilate

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Declan Bennett as Jesus

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Genesis Lynea and Simon Hardwick

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Gloria Obianyo

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Joel Harper-Jackson as Simon Zealotes

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Timothy Sheader and company

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Peter Caulfield as Herod and company

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Shanay Holmes

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Tyrone Huntley as Judas

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
Tyrone Huntley as Judas




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