'Jesus Christ Superstar' Arena Tour Cancelled

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Jesus Christ Superstar starring Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd, J.C.Chasez of 'NSync, the Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten (John Lyndon), and Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child has been cancelled. The arena tour was to have kicked off on June 9th in New Orleans and last for two months. The Hollywood Reporter says some of the production elements had already arrived in New Orleans. The London tour just finished up. So what happened?

Unfortunately at this point, no one is saying. The actors don't seem to know. And the show's website gives no explanation, sharing only that ticket prices will be refunded.

@JCSTheMusical posted the following announcement via Twitter.

Ben Forster was set to play the role of Jesus in the theater production. As he states in the following tweet, he is heartbroken.

A little later on he tried his best to muster up some semblance of a sense of humor regarding the cancellation of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Brandon Boyd and J.C. Chasez chimed in via Twitter, too.

Boyd shared some artwork via Instagram that expressed his feelings about the end of Jesus Christ Superstar before it even started.

Money is often the reason these productions get cancelled, but until someone makes an official statement it will remain nothing but speculation. In the meantime lots of ticket holders are no doubt very disappointed that they won't get to see Jesus Christ Superstar during its U.S. tour.

Image via Twitter

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.