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"Rocking, intense, sexy & explosive. One of the greatest pieces of live theater ever seen." - Austin American Statesman

"Profoundly compelling & emotionally resonant." - The Chicago Tribune

"A glittery, rocking sensation." - The Hartford Courant

Following critically acclaimed, sold-out engagements in the UK, the reimagined 50th Anniversary tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR will come to Toronto from May 3 – 12, 2024 at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre.  The 2017 Olivier awarding-winning production from Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre goes on sale to the public on Monday February 12, 2024. 

Tickets will be available at 10AM, Monday February 12 at or by calling 1.800.461.3333.

Jack Hopewell stars as Jesus, joined by Elvie Ellis as Judas and Jaden Dominique as Mary. The tour also welcomes Grant Hodges as Caiaphas, Alex Stone as Pilate, and Mekhi Holloway as Annas. 

 The ensemble includes Joshua BessSherrod BrownJeilani Rhone-Collins, Kalei CotecsonJaylon CrumpAlec Diem, Jaleel Green, Icis HammondDomanick Anton HubbardHaley HuelsmanJeremy Makana HurrKatrice JacksonCameron KuhnTaylor LaneThomas McFerranJohann Santiago SantosReese SpencerTJ TappAnakin Jace White and John Zamborsky.  

Featuring lyrics and music by Emmy, GRAMMY, Oscar and Tony winners Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, the North American tour of this iconic musical is helmed by acclaimed director Timothy Sheader and cutting-edge choreographer Drew McOnie. Rounding out the creative team is costume design by 2016 Tony Award nominee Tom Scutt, with a set based on original designs by Tom Scutt, lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design by Keith Caggiano, with music supervision by David Holcenberg and music direction by Ryan Edward Wise

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARis 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’.  

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is a proven musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. As demonstrated by NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, this epic work attracted over 9.6 million viewers, earned the highest ratings in its time period, and received the highest critical ranking of any live musical event on network TV. On September 17th, 2021 a variety of special edition Jesus Christ Superstar albums, remastered at Abbey Road, were released. These special anniversary editions are a celebration of the original 1970 double concept album and it’s continued success spanning an incredible 50 years.  

Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival, selling out two consecutive engagements in 2016 and 2017. The production played a West End engagement at the Barbican in 2019 before returning to Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in concert version during the summer of 2020. 

The 2023-2024 North American Tour of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is produced by Work Light Productions. The original production was produced by London's Regent's Park Open Air Theatre. 

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