Josh Young: Social Networking "Superstar"

June 26, 2012 12:00 AM

Josh Young: Social Networking

" Josh Young accomplished one thing during the four-month revival of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Neil Simon Theatre that history could not pull off in 2,000 years: he made Judas Iscariot a likable fan-favorite, earning a Tony nomination in the process. 

" A Pennsylvania native who made his mark on the theater world at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Canada, Young took to Twitter with religious zeal during the musical's run, chatting with fans about the acting profession and ruminating over life’s pressing decisions: “To chop off the Judas hair or keep it come Sunday? That is the question.”


" With “Superstar” poised to end its run this weekend, we spoke with Young about a variety of subjects, including Tweets, the Tonys and his new album, “Still Dreaming of Paradise.”


" WNBC: Twitter has become the modern equivalent of the stage door, the place where fans go to communicate with actors.

YOUNG: My life is not that important or interesting, but for some reason fans love to read what Broadway people are doing as a daily routine ... then they re-Tweet it or Tweet back to you "

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