Organizer of rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, decides that it might not be a good idea, after all, to stage it in the middle of a killing field.
The Lublin Musical Theatre group had originally planned to put on the musical in the death camp in eastern Poland to celebrate ‘universal issues in a religious context’.
Hmmm, sorry, but that just sounds like a silly idea. Andrew Lloyd-Webber, in a death camp?
And then, all of a sudden, much to the surprise of the organizers, there were protests. Lots of them. From Jewish groups.
Gosh! Isn't life unpredictable sometimes.
Mercury News reported last week that:
Piotr Kadlcik, leader of Poland's Jewish community, said he was "very happy" that the performance would not take place...
Former Israeli ambassador to Poland Shewach Weiss said on TVN24 television that [organizer] Balawejder's mistake had "been set right now and we should move forward toward reconciliation and solidarity."
Majdanek death camp, now a museum, is where a quarter of a million people were killed by the Nazis during WW II.