Lennon Won’t Portray Jesus In Play

Lennon Won’t Portray Jesus In Play

LONDON (AP) – Beatle John Lennon won’t be portraying Jesus in St. Paul’s Cathedral after all because Lennon’s personality might shove Christ into the background, a record company announced Thursday. The long-haired Beatle had been considered for the lead in a pop musical called Jesus Christ in the cathedral next spring. But the writers of the show and the recording company said they are convinced a relative unknown should be the star. Lennon was barely involved in the issue. But he was quoted as saying he would be interested in the part as long as his wife. Yoko Ono, could take the role of Mary Magdalene.