(From France 24, 9/29; via Drudge Report; video with cast from the 2012 Broadway rival.)

A theatre in southern Russia has stopped selling tickets to the musical "Jesus Christ Superstar" after prosecutors launched a probe into whether it is offensive to devout Christians, officials said Saturday.

Saint Petersburg's Rock Opera company was to perform the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical — a 1970s classic that has been regularly performed in Russia — at the Philharmonic in the southern city of Rostov-on-Don on October 18.


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