Peaches Christ Superstar to Debut in America on December 11
Tue, 27 Jul 2010 12:10:36
Peaches has confirmed the anticipated American debut of her critically acclaimed production of Peaches Christ Superstar for December 11 at The Concert Hall at The New York Society for Ethical Culture in Manhattan. Peaches' performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Tim Rice's musical Jesus Christ Superstar made its worldwide debut in March in Berlin and Hamburg. Peaches will sing all roles including Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and the disciples. Peaches as JC! As his mother. As is followers? Girl does it all, huh? As a continuation of her original sold out runs, she will be accompanied musically by piano virtuoso and rap entertainer, Chilly Gonzales.
The European debut of Peaches Christ Superstar drew its fair share of criticism, and really, why wouldn't it for right-wing conservatives? They love to target this type of subversive art! A month before the scheduled premiere, the German rights holders denied permission to Peaches due to her "unconventional production." Peaches posted a message, via Twitter, apologizing to her fans about the cancellation, concluding with "Peaches Christ Superstar Crucified Before Opening Night." The cancellation was widely covered by major media, resulting in permission ultimately being granted. The performances were an overwhelming success. Sir Tim Rice traveled to Berlin to attend the production and visited Peaches backstage offering his praise and approval.
Peaches stated "To perform Jesus Christ Superstar as a one-woman-song is a crazy enterprise. It is very demanding and very difficult. When I was sixteen I often sang the whole musical to myself all alone in my room. It tells an entire story without spoken text, only with vocals, in the style of a rock opera. I'm a performer, my concerts are extravagant and play with exaggerations. This project allows me to do without all this. I wanted to confront this task totally exposed, because it is a possibility. It's a question of stamina." Peaches added, "Performing Peaches Christ Superstar is the most intense and powerful stage experience I have ever had."
I'm going to go out on a ledge here and say I bet the Pope isn't backing this musical!
Tickets for Peaches Christ Superstar will be made available to Peaches' fan club on July 29 with tickets available to the public the next day at 10 AM Eastern. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com
Is Peaches committing a sacrilege to the original version? To JC himself? Or do you like her ballsy style?