The arena staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Jesus Christ Superstar, which was to launch a 50-city North American summer tour June 9 in New Orleans, has been canceled.
Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child was set to play Mary Magdalene and NSYNC band member JC Chasez as Pontius Pilot. The cast had been rehearsing portions of the tour in recent weeks and were informed of the cancelation May 30.
Representatives for the production declined to elaborate on reasons for the last-minute cancelation – but sources tell NAUGHTY BUT NICE ROB it was because of VERY POOR ticket sales! ouch