Complete casting has been announced for the upcoming Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar. The production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera about the last days of Jesus’ life began at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada last year, then transferred to La Jolla Playhouse in California where it is currently running through the end of 2011. As previously announced, the Des McAuff-helmed production will begin Broadway previews on March 1, 2012 and open on March 22 at the Neil Simon Theatre.
The cast will feature Paul Nolan, Josh Young and Chilina Kennedy reprising their roles as Jesus Christ, Judas Iscariot and Mary Magdalene, respectively. Tom Hewitt will take on the role of Pontius Pilate, with Bruce Dow as King Herod, Marcus Nance as Caiaphas and Aaron Walpole as Annas.
Rounding out the cast will be Matt Alfano as Thaddeus, Mary Antonini as Elizabeth, Karen Burthwright as Ruth, Jacqueline Burtney as Mary (Martha’s Sister), Mark Cassius as Matthew, Ryan Gifford as Bartholomew, Kaylee Harwood as Sarah, Jeremy Kushnier as James the Lesser/Priest, Mike Nadajewski as Peter, Melissa O’Neil as Martha/Maid by the Fire, Laurin Padolina as Rachel, Katrina Reynolds as Esther, Jaz Sealey as Thomas, Jason Sermonia as John, Julius Sermonia as James, Lee Siegel as Simon Zealotes, Jonathan Winsby as Phillip, Sandy Winsby as Andrew, and Krista Leis and Matthew Rossoff as swings.
The creative team for Jesus Christ Superstar includes choreographer Lisa Shriver, musical director Rick Fox, set designer Robert Brill, costume designer Paul Tazewell, lighting designer Howell Binkley, sound designer Steve Canyon Kennedy and video designer Sean Nieuwenhuis.