Open Air Theatre’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR to Transfer to the Barbican in 2019

A revival of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, first presented at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in 2016, will transfer to the Barbican Centre next Summer.

Directed by Regent’s Park AD Timothy Sheader, the gig-infused production opened at the theatre in 2016, returning in Summer 2017. Since then, the version transferred to the Lyric Opera in Chicago and will set out on a US tour next year. This production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR won the Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival in 2017.

The show features choreography from Drew McOnie, musical direction from Tom Deering, design by Tom Scutt, lighting by Lee Curran and sound by Nick Lidster for Autograph. The previous runs at the Open Air Theatre starred Declan Bennett as Jesus and Tyrone Huntley, who was nominated for an Olivier Award in the role, as Judas. Casting for the Barbican run is still to be announced.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock musical was first conceived as a concept album in 1970 with the first theatrical production mounted on Broadway the following year. JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has gone on to become one of the most successful musicals of the modern era spawning countless productions.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will run at the Barbican from 4th July to 24th August.

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