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Chris Moyles, Mel C, Tim Minchin for 'Jesus Christ Superstar

 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject: Chris Moyles, Mel C, Tim Minchin for 'Jesus Christ Superstar  Reply with quote

Chris Moyles and Mel C have signed up for Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's revival of Jesus Christ Superstar.

The Radio 1 DJ will play King Herod in the musical, while Spice Girl Mel C will portray Mary Magdalene.
Comedian Tim Minchin has also joined the cast as Judas in the upcoming West End production.

Lloyd Webber is currently searching for a new star to portray Jesus Christ in the forthcoming ITV1 talent show Superstar.

"To receive a phone call from Andrew is very cool but then when he asks you to be in his musical that's pretty amazing and there is only one thing to respond with – and that is yes. Absolutely. My mum's gonna be well excited," Moyles said in a statement.

Mel C added: "I have been lucky enough to perform at arenas across the globe and to star in London's West End, but taking on the role of Mary Magdalene in the incredible Jesus Christ Superstar has to be one of my most exciting challenges to date."

The tour is set to kick off on September 21, with tickets going on sale this Friday (May 18).

Mel C previously worked with Lloyd Webber as a judge during the callback stage of the Superstar search. It is not currently known if she will return for the live shows.






I think I have mentioned here before I'm a huge fan of Jesus Christ Superstar,...have been since I was about nine years old I know all the songs all the words (yes I am sad   ) So I was crying out for this to be done when they were doing the find their Nancys and Dorothys and Josephs   and was delighted when I heard finally Lloyd Webber was looking for a Jesus however I'm slightly worried about this now?? Tim Minchin as Judas??    If you don't know anything about Jesus Christ Superstar you would assume its a one lead show but its not really its more like a two man thing with Judas having a very big part and for me also needs to have a fantastic rock type voice...has Minchin got that voice needed? By right I was saying to myself they would be almost better off looking for both Jesus and Judas parts on the show but instead he's limited it to just the Jesus role.  Like compare Minchin to Carl Anderson who played Judas in the movie here's a vid of Heaven on their Minds...

could you see Minchin singing it as good as that? No way!!

Also I know Herod is a more comical role in the show but Moyles definitely would not have been my first choice...someone even like Matt Lucas would been more suitable I reckon ....and Mel C?  
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mel C's got a good voice and I can see her in the role....but I'm having difficulty seeing Chris Moyle as King Herod  

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