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De Haas, Williams, Young, et al. Set for Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL in Atlanta

Darius de Haas
Darius de Haas

Full cast and creative team information has been announced for the Alliance Theatre production of Jesus Christ Superstar GOSPEL, a reconceived version of the Tim Rice-Andrew Lloyd Webber musical set to run January 14-February 22, with an opening on January 21. Susan V. Booth will direct.

The musical puts Judas at the center of the passion story with a rich and deeply human point of view. The show begins with Jesus’ entrance into Jerusalem and continues through the exhilaration and apprehension of the new leader, the effect of the crowds on the Roman occupation forces, and Jesus’ betrayal, trial, and crucifixion.

The principal cast will include Darius de Haas as Jesus; Nicole Long as Mary Magdalene; Darryl Jovan Williams as Judas; Eric Jordan Young as Herod; Destan Owens as Pilate; Keith Adams as Simon; and Philip Dorian McAdoo as Peter. The cast will also include Stephanie Battle, Rodney Boyden, Phillip Boykin, Jaime Cepero, Chandra Currelley, Jesse Jones, Arian Keddell, Bernadine Mitchell, CJay Hardy Philip, Glenn Rainey, Eugene H. Russell IV, Brett Sturgis, Chalres E. Wallace, J.D. Webster, and Hollie E. Wright.

The choir will include Adam McKnight (Choir Leader), Charlene Anderson, Christy Clark, Jae Franklin, Latarsha Horne, Cynthia Jackson, Jennifer Jordan, Jamie Katz, Naomi Lavette, Paul Vincent, Demond Mason, Cassandra McCullough, Arle Michel, Eric Moore, Jennifer Myles, Latrice Pace, Valerie Payton, Steven Roberts, Jeremy Sage, Tameka Scotton, Jonathan Smith, Tim Stylez, Alecia Terry, Cory Washington, Ranea White, Burgandy Williams, and Yolonda Williams.

The creative team will include Michael Yeargan (set designer), Paul Tazewell (costume designer), Robert Wierzel (lighting designer), Jon Weston (sound designer), Darryl Jovan Williams (gospel vocal arranger), and Dave Pierce (orchestrator).

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