Universal Pictures (UK) is to record two live performances of Jesus Christ Superstar for release on DVD and Blu-ray next month.
Currently playing at London’s O2 Arena, the production is a 21st century re-invention of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera classic.
The star-studded cast includes award-winning musical comedian Tim Minchin former Spice Girl Melanie C, radio DJ Chris Moyles, and the winner of the UK’s primetime ITV show ‘Superstar’, Ben Forster, who was chosen by the British public to take on the title role of ‘Jesus’.
The DVD and Blu-ray will be released on 19th November 2012, just in time for Christmas, and is available to pre-order.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said: “I’m thrilled that Universal will be filming the new arena tour of Jesus Christ Superstar for DVD and cinema release, which allows us to capture this amazing production and share it with the world!”