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Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesus Christ Superstar will be coming to the Frank Erwin Center in June. Photo by Duncan Barnes
Johnny Rotten Lydon Jesus Christ Superstar
John Rotten Lydon! Photo by Paul Heartfield
MIchelle Williams Jesus Christ Superstar
Michelle Williams Photo courtesy of Jesus Christ Superstar
Brandon Boyd Jesus Christ Superstar
Brandon Boyd  Photo courtesy of Jesus Christ Superstar
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Johnny Rotten Lydon Jesus Christ Superstar
MIchelle Williams Jesus Christ Superstar
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Think back to 1999. If you were a teenager, or at least a pop music fanatic, in the late '90s, what would your dream band have looked like? Maybe someone from *NSYNC? What about Destiny's Child? And let's not forget Incubus's Brandon Boyd who titillated us all with his perfect abs (and face). He would definitely on the list, right?

Well, guess what? The casting agents behind the latest adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar have been reading your old diary and they're making your dreams come true. 

 The casting agents behind the latest adaptation of Jesus Christ Superstar have been reading your old diary and they're making your dreams come true.  

It was announced Friday that an all-star (and, oh, do we mean all-star) cast including John Rotten Lydon of the Sex Pistols, JC Chasez of *NSYNC, Michelle Williams of Destiny's Child and, the ab-man himself, Brandon Boyd of Incubus will be touring across the U.S. as part of the most recent version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical.

With the part of Jesus being played by British actor Ben Forster, the role of Pontius Pilate will be taken on by Chasez. In a scandalous turn of events, Mary Magdalene will be played by Williams, ironic considering she always seemed to us the most chaste member of Destiny's Child. Boyd is slated to play Judas, which shouldn't be that difficult of a role to step into considering he was a traitor to us all when he cut that beautiful long hair.  

And Johnny Rotten himself will be taking on the role of King Herod. The former Sex Pistols frontman said in a statement, "I'm here to sing with the King of the Jews, who could ask for anything more?" Could this get any better? We submit that it could not!

Jesus Christ Superstar will be performing in Austin on Friday, June 20 at the Frank Erwin Center. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 11 at 10 am through Texas Box Office

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