Saturday, May 31, 2014

'Jesus Christ Superstar' national tour canceled abruptly

   Lots of people got really excited about the prospect of hearing Johnny Rotten sing Andrew Lloyd Webber at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Lots of people are now disappointed.
   On Friday, the entire national arena tour of "Jesus Christ Superstar" was abruptly canceled without explanation. It was supposed to come to Tampa on June 15.
Johnny Rotten Lydon
   The cast -- including Brandon Boyd of Incubus as Judas, Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child as Mary Magdalene, and Rotten (here going by Johnny Rotten Lydon) of the Sex Pistols and Public Image Ltd. as King Herod -- was still rehearsing as recently as Thursday, and the cancellation apparently caught them off-guard. Pictures of cast members gathered together making obscene gestures directed at the show's producers were ubiquitous on Facebook Friday.
    As of Saturday morning, there was no reference to the show or the cancellation on the Tampa Bay Times Forum website, but a statement from the production company said all tickets will be refunded.
   If you have tickets, call the Forum at 813-301-2500 or check If you bought tickets online or by phone, the production company says you'll get your refund automatically.

1 comment:

Living Happy Online said...

Greetings all your writing!!Recently I saw a one movie JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.The filmed adjustment of the Tim Rice/Andrew Lloyd Webber musical is a record of the most recent week in the life of Christ, and is reenacted in Israel by a gathering of youngsters. Thanks all!! Mary