Jesus Christ Superstar Performance Shut Down
This March, electro-shock provocateur Peaches was due to perform a one-woman version of Andrew Lloyd Weber's Jesus Christ Superstar at Berlin's Hebbel Theatre, with piano accompaniment by Chilly Gonzales. But apparently the German people in control of the rights to the musical didn't want to risk a weird Peaches-as-Jesus scandal, so they preemptively shut it down, according to Peaches' Twitter. (Via The Guardian.)
In a statement, Peaches wrote: "It's a shame that the authorities feel threatened by this new fresh approach. I know a lot of people who really love the music and would appreciate this stripped down down solo performance. I have so much respect for the music and lyrics from the original score and this was my way of honouring that." She also added: "PEACHES CHRIST SUPERSTAR CRUCIFIED BEFORE OPENING NIGHT!"
Looks like the sanctity of the Lord is safe...for now.
Posted by Ryan Dombal on February 17, 2010 at 9:55 a.m. on Pitchfork