U.K. Arena Touring Production of Jesus Christ Superstar Will Be Released on DVD
30 Oct 2012
Ben Forster and Mel C
Photo by Tristram Kenton
The current U.K. arena touring production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar will be released on DVD in the U.K. next month.
"Jesus Christ Superstar Live Arena Tour" will be available beginning Nov. 19.
The cast features Tim Minchin in the role of Judas Iscariot; pop icon and former Spice Girl Melanie C as Mary Magdalene; radio DJ Chris Moyles in his stage debut as King Herod; and the winner of the ITV show "Superstar," Ben Forster, who was chosen by the British public to take on the title role of Jesus.
The DVD is only available in Region 2 format, but BluRay discs are compatible with any BluRay player.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.