In exactly one month, the reimagined 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar will grace the Fox Theatre stage. Presented as part of Broadway in Atlanta’s 40th anniversary season April 19-24, the musical is fresh from its Olivier Award-winning outdoor production in the UK and has been adapted for a proscenium tour of North America.
Take a first look at the Jesus Christ Superstar tour
About the Jesus Christ Superstar Company
Aaron LaVigne leads the show as Jesus, joined by Omar Lopez-Cepero as Judas and Jenna Rubaii as Mary. The tour also features Alvin Crawford as Caiphas, Tommy Sherlock as Pilate, and Tyce Green as Annas. Pepe Nufrio returns to the tour as the standby for Jesus and Judas.
The ensemble includes David Andre, Sara Andreas, Courtney Arango, Wesley J. Barnes, Milena J. Comeau, Lydia Ruth Dawson, Derek Ferguson, Brian Golub, Brittany Rose Hammond, Garfield Hammonds, Quiana Holmes, Darrell T. Joe, Sheila Jones, Jacob Lacopo, Paul Louis Lessard, Eric A. Lewis, Tommy McDowell, Danny McHugh, Jenny Mollet, Sarah Parker, Erick Patrick, SandyRedd, Cooper Stanton and Chelsea Williams.
Featuring lyrics and music by Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the North American tour of this iconic musical is helmed by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie. Rounding out the creative team is set and costume design by 2016 Tony Award nominee Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Keith Caggiano and Nick Lidster, with music supervision by Tom Deering and North American music supervisor David Holcenberg.
About Jesus Christ Superstar 50th Anniversary Tour
Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ, as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes “I Don’t Know How to Love Him,” “Gethsemane” and “Superstar.”
Jesus Christ Superstar is a proven musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. As demonstrated by NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, this epic work attracted over 9.6 million viewers, earned the highest ratings in its time period, and received the highest critical ranking of any live musical event on network TV. On September 17, 2021 a variety of special edition Jesus Christ Superstar albums, remastered at Abbey Road, were released. These special anniversary editions are a celebration of the original 1970 double concept album and its continued success spanning an incredible 50 years.
The original production was produced by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, selling out two consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017. The production played a West End engagement at the Barbican in 2019 before returning to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in concert version during the summer of 2020.
Tickets to Jesus Christ Superstar at the Fox Theatre
The 2017 Olivier awarding-winning production from Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre went on sale to the general public on Dec. 10. Tickets start at $40 and can be purchased at FoxTheatre.org/superstar.
For additional information about this production, please visit FoxTheatre.org/superstar and connect with the musical on social media: Facebook & Instagram: @JesusChristSuperstar | Twitter: @JCSTheMusical.