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Jesus Christ Superstar Releases New Promo Shots of Lead Cast

The Chicago engagement of the Olivier Award-winning production begins performances on April 27.

Jo Lampert (left), Ryan Shaw (center), and Heath Saunders head the cast of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
(© Todd Rosenberg)

The acclaimed London revival of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar, which premiered at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre in 2016, has released new promotional photos of its lead cast ahead of performances set to begin April 27 for its North American engagement at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Heath Saunders stars as Jesus.
(© Todd Rosenberg)

Leading the cast are Heath Saunders (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812) as Jesus, Ryan Shaw (I Know I've Been Changed) as Judas, and Jo Lampert (Joan of Arc: Into the Fire) as Mary Magdalene. Also featured in the cast are Michael Cunio (Pilate), Mykal Kilgore (Simon Zealotes), Shaun Fleming (Herod), Joseph Anthony Byrd (Annas), Cavin Cornwall (Caiaphas), and Andrew Mueller (Peter).

Jo Lampert plays Mary Magdalene.
(© Todd Rosenberg)

Directed by Timothy Sheader and choreographed by Drew McOnie, the production will have set and costume design by Tom Scutt, lighting by Lee Curran, and music supervision by Tom Deering.

Jesus Christ Superstar is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes "I Don't Know How to Love Him," "Gethsemane," and "Superstar." A recent live television concert production starred John Legend. This iteration of Jesus Christ Superstar won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival and sold out consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017.

Ryan Shaw appears as Judas.
(© Todd Rosenberg)

As previously announced, the production will tour North America in 2019, following the Chicago engagement.

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