"Well Done, Judas": Josh Young Returns to Jesus Christ Superstar

News   "Well Done, Judas": Josh Young Returns to Jesus Christ Superstar
Josh Young, who had been out of the Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar due to illness, rejoined the cast of the rock opera April 13.

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Young originated the role of Judas Iscariot in Des McAnuff's production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice rock oratorio that began life at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival last summer prior to its Broadway bow.

He had been absent from the production since March 30 due to laryngitis. The actor also faced a respiratory infection in the week prior to Superstar's March 22 opening. Young recovered in time for the opening-night curtain and received strong critical notices for his performance.

Superstar cast members Jeremy Kushnier and Nick Cartell covered the role of Judas in Young's absence.

Young has also been seen as Marius in Les Miserables and as Che in the Stratford production of Evita.

Read Playbill.com's Leading Men column with Young and Paul Nolan, who stars as Jesus.

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.

For tickets visit Ticketmaster, or phone (877) 250-2929.

View Playbill.com's highlights of Superstar below:

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