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Peaches Announces Peaches Christ Superstar American Debut

December 11th at The Concert Hall at The New York Society For Ethical Culture in Manhattan

Jul 28, 2010 Bookmark and Share


Peaches has confirmed her American debut of her production 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 had its first debut in Berlin and Hamburg last March. Piano virtuoso and rap entertainer Chilly Gonzales will accompany her.  Peaches will sing all the roles including Jesus, Mary Magdalene, and the disciples. 

Peaches Christ Superstar caused controversy during the European debut. It was cancelled a month before the scheduled premiere because the German rights holders denied permission to Peaches because of her "unconventional production." She then posted a response via Twitter with "Peaches Christ Superstar Crucified Before Opening Night." But of course, the show did go on as permission was granted due to the widely coverage by major media. The performances were a huge success and even Sir Tim Rice agreed. He traveled to Berlin to attend the production and visited Peaches backstage offering his praise and approval.

Peaches stated via press release "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 will be available to Peaches' fan club on July 29th and tickets are available to the public July 30th at 10am Eastern at www.ticketmaster.com.

(www.peachesrocks.com)



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