Minchin cast of Jesus Christ Superstar to tour the US!

Oh fuck the hell yes.

The arena production of Jesus Christ Superstar is to be filmed and US producers want the entire cast to tour America, Andrew Lloyd Webber said today.

With the cast — including Melanie C, Tim Minchin and Chris Moyles — due back in London after a nationwide tour, Lord Lloyd-Webber is thrilled Britain has at last seen the rock opera as he and lyricist Tim Rice conceived it.

Before the arena tour, the show, which had its premiere in 1972, was always seen in theatres.

Lord Lloyd-Webber said: “I felt in a theatre it was in a straitjacket. In an arena you can have a proper rock band.”

He added: “Tim  Minchin and Ben Forster are as good as any Judas and Jesus we’ve ever had, if not the best.”

Who wants to go with me?

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Slinky’s Human

    (BTW I hope to see you in Overland Park this evening.)

  • Lance Finney



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  • http://mrtact.com/blog Tim Keating

    Ooh, ooh!

    I saw Tim when he came to Austin last year and he was fucking amazing. And JC Superstar is one of my favorite musicals (the horribly racist film version notwithstanding).

  • http://www.twitter.com/nicoleintrovert Nicole Introvert

    SOOOOOOO stoked on this! I hope one stops near me!! After you posted that video the other day, I was jonesin to go!

  • http://www.extraordinaryinsignificance.com Dave Churvis

    I am so there. My partner and I are huge Minchin fans; we went to see him the last time he came to Atlanta :)

  • John Horstman

    Do want!

  • Wren

    I hope it comes to Cincinnati. JT, please use your evil atheist powers to make this happen. (I imagine your evil atheist powers to be karaoke and beating down creationists)

    • Amyc

      Those sound like awesome powers, but I’m not really sure how “karaoke” and “beating down creationists” would be useful in getting this to go to Cincinnati. :-P

  • Desiree

    Just name the time and place!

  • http://frog-monkey.blogspot.com.au/ Lucy Mayne

    Looks like it’s coming to Australia too. Don’t expect I’ll see you there, but I’ll be going!

  • Amyc


  • KirikaSena

    Oh, hell yeah. I am getting a bit tired of driving 8 hours to NYC for all of the good bands and such, but I guess I can do it again, since this is for Tim. ;D