Next to Normal's Brian Yorkey Will Helm Jesus Christ Superstar for Village Theatre

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26 Jul 2010

Brian Yorkey
Brian Yorkey
Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal co-creator Brian Yorkey will stage the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical Jesus Christ Superstar during the Village Theatre's 2010-2011 season.

Superstar, which is scheduled to run in Issaquah May 11-July 3, 2011, and in Everett from July 8-31, 2011, will be the final production of the 2010-2011 season.

Prior to his acclaimed Broadway bow as lyricist and book writer of Next to Normal, Yorkey served as the associate artistic director of the Village Theatre. The Washington state theatre also served as the cradle for Next to Normal under the working title Feeling Electric.

Last season Yorkey returned to the Village to direct Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers. He has also directed Aida and The Who's Tommy for the company.

Yorkey's other projects include the country-tinged musical Play It By Heart, as well as a new musical with Grammy-winning songwriter Sting based on the musician's album "The Soul Cages." It has also been reported that Yorkey was brought on to work on the book for the Broadway-bound musical Catch Me If You Can.

The Village season also includes The Full Monty, Anne of Green Gables, Sleuth and Iron Curtain.

For tickets and further information visit VillageTheatre.