No, it’s not a parody. Had it been announced just a few days earlier, the world might have assumed it was an April Fool’s joke. It’s a great musical, but this lineup seems more like a superhero film that a cast but being that it IS real, it’s no big surprise that Brit actor Ben Forster will reprise his role as JC himself, in the rock arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar this summer. The production, announced Friday, will hit 54 cities between June 9 and Aug. 17 and will find another JC (not Christ) but *NSYNC’s JC Chasez who will be Pontius Pilate, Incubus’ Brandon Boyd as Judas Iscariot and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child will be Mary Magdalene. And to top it all off, Johnny Lydon (i.e. Rotten) of Public Image Ltd. / Sex Pistols fame, will play King Herod. Lydon says, “I’m here to sing with the King of the Jews, who could ask for anything more?” Wow. If this is your thing, find more info here.
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