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John Lydon of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. will headline a new area tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, which opens at UNO Lakefront Arena in June.
Those of us who have always yearned for a mashup of Public Image Ltd. and Destiny's Child are having our wishes granted. Good Morning America
broke the news that New Orleans will be the kickoff for a new arena-sized production of Jesus Christ Superstar
, with John Lydon (aka Johnny Rotten) as King Herod, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child as Mary Magdalene and JC Chasez of *NSYNC as Pontius Pilate (as well as some guy named Ben Forster as Jesus).
The show will play UNO Lakefront Arena June 9. Here's the touring production's webpage
from The New York Times
This new production of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” which was announced Friday morning on “Good Morning America,” will feature Brandon Boyd of the rock band Incubus as Judas Iscariot; JC Chasez of *NSYNC as Pontius Pilate; Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child as Mary Magdalane; and John Lydon (a k a Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) as King Herod. The tour will also star Ben Forster, the winner of a British reality-TV casting competition, as Jesus.
Performances will begin on June 9 at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, and the tour is expected to conclude on Aug. 17 at the Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia.
On his webpage, Lydon wrote
: ""I’m here to sing with the King of the Jews, who could ask for anything more?"
Presale has already begun for American Express cardholders
and will continue through April 10. Tickets will go on sale to the public April 11.
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