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Jack Black to Star in Hit Musical "Jesus Christ Superstar"

August 05, 2006 02:23:13 GMT

Jack Black will appear in hit musical "Jesus Christ Superstar".


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Hollywood funnyman Jack Black has more than comedy project. The actor has been slated to star in the hit musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" in a special performance, takes place at the Ricardo Montalban Theatre in Los Angeles on August 13 later this year.

As of Black, he is set to play the role of King Herod, while Ted Neely, Barry Dennen and Yvonne Elliman, who were cast members in the original movie, will play Jesus Christ himself, Pontius Pilate and Mary Magdalene. In addition to those, dance legend Ben Vereen will star in as well, playing the role of Judas Iscariot.

Proceeds from the special show, directed by Gary Goodard and Craig Barna, will benefit YouTHeatre America, a multiethnic ensemble of youth ages 13 to 19 with an emphasis on at-risk and disabled teens which Black was a member, and the Ricardo Montalban foundation.

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