With permission from Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice, Louis St. Louis has reconceived Superstar in a gospel style, complete with a 27-member choir. Directed by Susan V. Booth, this production stars Darius de Haas (Children of Eden, Rent, Marie Christine) in the title role with Nicole Long as Mary Magdalene, Darryl Jovan Williams as Judas, Eric Jordan Young (Dessa Rose, Little Fish) as King Herod, Destan Owens (Rent, Smokey Joe's Café) as Pilate, Keith Adams as Simon and Philip Dorian McAdoo (The Lion King) as Peter.
The cast also features Stephanie Battle, Rodney Boyden, Phillip Boykin, Jaime Cepero, Chandra Currelley, Jesse Jones, Arian Keddell, Bernardine Mitchell, CJay Hardy Philip, Glenn Rainey, Eugene H. Russell IV, Brett Sturgis, Charles E. Wallace, J.D. Webster and Hollie E. Wright.
Adam McKnight, Charlene Anderson, Christy Clark, Jae Franklin, Latarsha Horne, Cynthia Jackson, Jennifer Jordan, Jamie Katz, Naomi Lavette, Paul Vincent, DeMond Mason, Cassandra McCullough, Arle Michel, Eric Moore, Jennifer Myles, Latrice Pace, Valerie Payton, Steven Roberts, Jeremy Sage, Tameka Scotton, Jonathan Smith, Tim Stylez, Alecia Terry, Cory Washington, Raena White, Burgandy Williams and Yolanda Williams make up the gospel ensemble.
Here is a first look at the show, which runs through Feb. 22:
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