It’s exciting times for former Spice Girl Melanie C who is joining the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s brand new musical production of Jesus Christ Superstar. The singer will be performing next to comedian Tim Minchin and Radio 1 presenter Chris Moyles; all three will take on leading roles.
Melanie herself is set to play the role of Mary Magdalene, while Tim will take on Judas Iscariot. Chris, who says his mum will be “well excited” by the whole thing, will portray King Herod.
, Melanie told us, “I was absolutely over the moon to be offered the role of Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar. It’s an incredible show and such a great part.
“This is a great time for British musical theatre and I am very proud to be part of this production which takes it to another level.
“One of the best things about the show is that we are touring some of the biggest arenas in the UK. This is set to be the ultimate production of the show.”
The rock opera production will kick off at London’s O2 arena in September after a talent search on ITV1 finds a star to play the role of Jesus. Andrew Lloyd Webber will, as is now tradition, be overseeing the search.
Andrew wrote the script for the original production of JCS
in 1970 with Tim Rice and will be working with the new cast to ensure the quality of the show’s revival.
Tickets for the Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour go on sale THIS Friday 18 May. Head here for more details: www.jesuschristsuperstar.com
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