Former SKID ROW Frontman To Embark On Year-Long "Jesus Christ Superstar" Tour

Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach, late of Jekyll & Hyde and The Rocky Horror Show on Broadway, has signed to fill sandals of the Messiah in the new national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar that borrows elements from the recent Broadway staging and launches on November 1st in California.

A spokesperson for the tour previously confirmed Bach was in talks, and announced on August 13th the deal was official. Carl Anderson has signed to reprise his role as Judas, which he played in the 1973 film version of the rock opera penned by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice. (Anderson and the film's Jesus, Ted Neeley, appeared in a national tour of the show 20 years after the picture was released.)

Jesus Christ Superstar will rehearse and tech in La Mirada, California, and play a run of Nov. 1-17 at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, before heading into the desert to play the Aladdin in Las Vegas, NV. A yearlong tour follows to San Antonio, TX, Greenville, DC, Orlando, Minneapolis, Louisville, Kalamazoo, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Baltimore, Vancouver, Milwaukee, Houston, and Los Angeles, among other cities. The tour will last at least to September 2003.

Confirmed dates so far are as follows:

Nov. 01-17 - La Mirada, CA @ La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts
Nov. 26-Dec. 01 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Alladin
Dec. 03-08 - San Diego, CA @ The Civic
Dec. 10-15 – Dallas, TX @ The Majestic
Dec. 17-22 - San Antonio, TX @ The Majestic
Dec. 25–Jan. 05, 2003 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ The Broward County Theatre
Jan. 07-12 – Greenville, SC @ The Peace Center
Jan. 14-19 – Orlando, FL @ Bob Carr
Jan. 21-26 – Louisville, KY @ The Palace
Jan. 28-Feb. 02 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Orpheum
Feb. 05-09 – Kalamazoo, MI @ The Milller Theatre
Feb. 11-16 – Buffalo, NY @ Shea's
Feb. 18-Mar. 02 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Aronoff
Mar. 04-09 –Indianapolis, IN @ Clowe's
Mar. 11-16 - New Orleans, LA @ The Saenger
Mar. 18-23 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Merriam
Mar. 25-30 – Columbus, OH @ The Palace
Apr. 01-06 – Atlanta, GA @ The Fox Theatre
Apr. 08–13 - Baltimore, MD @ The Mechanic
Apr. 15-20 – Boston, MA @ Wang Theatre
Apr. 22-27 - Charlotte, NC @ Ovens
Apr. 29-May 04 – Richmond, VA @ Carpenter Theatre
May 06-11 –Providence, RI @ PPAC
May 13-18 – Norfolk, VA @ Chrysler Hall
May 27–Jun. 01 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Q.E.
Jun. 03-08 – Seattle, WA @ @ Paramount Theatre
Jun. 10-15 – Portland, OR @ Keller
Jun. 24-29 - Kansas City, KS @ Starlight
Jul. 02-06 – Vienna, VA @ Wolftrapp
Jul. 08-13 – Appleton, WI @ Fox Cities
Jul. 15-20 – Milwaukee, WI @ MPAC
Jul. 22-27 - Fort Worth, TX @ Bass
Jul. 29-Aug. 03 - Kansas City, KS @ TBA
Aug. 05-10 – Vienna, VA @ Wolftrapp

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