San Diego will be nearly the last California stop for a major restaging of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” promoters of the rock musical have announced.
The Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular North American Tour, as it’s being called, features performers from *NSYNC, the Sex Pistols, Destiny’s Child and Incubus.The 40-year-old show created by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber will be staged Thursday, July 24, at Valley View Casino Center in Point Loma, formerly called the San Diego Sports Arena.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, May 16, through AXS.com (or call 888-929-7849) and at Valley View Casino Center box office. But American Express card holders can buy tickets beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 7.
Prices range from $44.50 to $124.50 with a limited number of Gold Circle seats and VIP Experience packages available.
The 50-city tour begins June 9 in New Orleans and includes California stops in Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, San Jose and Anaheim before landing in San Diego. A Los Angeles performance is July 26, and the tour ends Aug. 17 in Philadelphia.
Brandon Boyd, lead vocalist of rock band Incubus, is set to play Judas Iscariot, *NSYNC vocalist JC Chasez will play Pontius Pilate, Destiny’s Child member Michelle Williams will take the female lead as Mary Magdalene and John Rotten Lydon — English singer-songwriter and lead singer in Public Image Ltd. (PiL) and Sex Pistols — will play King Herod.
British actor and singer Ben Forster, who won England’s ITV Superstar competition in 2012 and played the lead role in the UK and Australian arena tours of Jesus Christ Superstar, will revive his role as Jesus, according to event organizers.
“I’m excited to be involved with ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,’” said Michael Cohl of S2BN, the production and promotion company behind the tour “The show has evolved greatly over the past 40 years and it is exhilarating to be a part of a project that marries this incredible property and its extraordinary music with the new, innovative technology that has become available for live shows. This arena rock spectacular is a whole new experience for fans.”
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