The complete cast for the Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre revival of Jesus Christ Superstar at the Barbican has been announced. Samuel Buttery will star as King Herod, with previous credits including Fat Blokes at Southwark Playhouse. Matthew Harvey will play Peter and Tim Newman will reprise his performance as Simon from Regent’s Park.
The hippy tribal rock musical Hair may have ushered in a brand-new age for musicals when it originally premiered Off-Broadway in 1967, but it was the British-born Jesus Christ Superstar, first released as a best-selling concept album three years later, that utterly transformed the landscape. The show's 1972 London stage premiere (a year after a different version had opened on Broadway) would... Read more