Photo Flash: Josh Young Exits JCS with "Judas" Pooch

Tony nominee Josh Young and Keppy pose for
Photo by Oliver Oliveros
by Oliver Oliveros,

Tony nominee Josh Young (Judas Iscariot), who brought the closing audience of “Jesus Christ Superstar” (JCS) to its feet, seconds after his strong 11 o’clock number, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” yesterday afternoon at Neil Simon Theatre, signed everyone’s playbill at the stage door, and showed off to the crowd his pooch, Keppy, who was wearing a replica of Young's character’s royal blue sequined top, designed by Paul Tazewell (“In the Heights,” “The Color Purple”) for the show. was there, and took a photo of Young and Keppy.

Following the critically-acclaimed runs at Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego, and Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway, JCS, starring Paul Nolan (Jesus), Chilina Kennedy (Mary Magdelene), and Young (Judas), took its final bow on Sunday, July 1. Directed by Des McAnuff (“Jersey Boys,” “The Who’s Tommy"), the Broadway presentation, which garnered Tony nominations for Young (Best Featured Actor in a Musical) and for the entire production (Best Revival of a Musical), played 116 regular performances, and 24 preview performances.

Young also recently sang at the one-night-only, all-star concert adaptation of the Broadway musical “Baby” held at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. His latest album, “Still Dreaming in Paradise,” which includes “Heaven on Their Minds” from JCS, has been re-released. To purchase the CD, visit

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