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Arena version of Jesus Christ Superstar with Destiny Child's star is unexpectedly canceled

Jesus Christ Superstar tour with Destiny's Child star is canceled

Ben Forster in Jesus Christ Superstar
The tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, starring Ben Forster as Jesus, has been canceled. Jesus Christ Superstar/Facebook

The national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, which was scheduled for June 21 at Toyota Center has been canceled. Options Clause Entertainment, the group in charge of the show, released a statement announcing the cancellation of the tour, but gave no specific reasons for the abrupt change.

The tour, which was scheduled to begin on June 8 in New Orleans, also included dates in San Antonio, Austin and Dallas.

It's a loss for theater fans, if for no other reason than to see the odd mix of stars the musical had cast in the lead roles, including Johnny Rotten, Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child, JC Chasez from 'N Sync and Brandon Boyd from Incubus.

Anyone who purchased tickets online or over the phone will be automatically refunded. Anyone who purchased tickets at a physical box office — does anyone still do that? — must return there to get a refund.