Illness sidelined Young from the musical in the days prior to opening night, which is traditionally heavily attended by New York press. Understudy Jeremy Kushnier performed the role in his absence.
Young's representative confirmed to Playbill that his doctor had given him the all-clear to rejoin the company for Superstar's anticipated Broadway opening March 22 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Click here to read Playbill.com's opening night coverage.
Young originated the role of Judas in director Des McAnuff's original staging at Stratford last summer in Ontario, earning strong reviews for his performance. The actor has also been seen as Marius in Les Miserables and as Che in the Stratford production of Evita.
The principal cast of Superstar also includes Chilina Kennedy as Mary Magdalene, Tom Hewitt as Pontius Pilate, Bruce Dow as King Herod, Marcus Nance as Caiaphas and Aaron Walpole as Annas.
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival production of Jesus Christ Superstar is produced by The Dodgers and The Really Useful Group, Latitude Link, Tamara and Kevin Kinsella, Pelican Group, Waxman-Dokton, with Joe Corcoran, Detsky/Sokolowski/Kassie, Florin-Blanshay-Fan/Broadway Across America, REG/Caudwell, Shin/Coleman, Theatre Dreams North America, LLC.
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View Playbill.com's highlights of Superstar below: