Peaches Christ Superstar for U.S. Debut

 

 

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice never saw this one coming… show bows
in December in NYC.

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Peaches has confirmed the
anticipated American debut of her critically acclaimed production of Peaches
Christ Superstar
for December 11th 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.  As a continuation of her original sold out runs, she will be accompanied
musically by piano virtuoso and rap entertainer, Chilly Gonzales.  ARTFORUM stated in their review, “Not
only did Peaches set it off, she managed to surprise us all by showing off an
expansive vocal range, a musician’s natural sensitivity to the dynamics of
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score, and an emotive prowess that is rarely if ever
displayed in her own, less holy, music.”

 

The European debut of Peaches
Christ Superstar
was not without controversy.  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.” 

 

Tickets for Peaches
Christ Superstar
are available
via Ticketmaster.

 

 

 

 

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