June 13, 2008

The Vatican goes Broadway! The Vatican is staging its first ever musical next week, a dramatisation of the life of the Virgin Mary.

Mary of Nazareth, A Story that Goes On features a former Miss Italy contestant in the lead role and music by a composer more famed for scoring exotic B-movies. However, unlike Jesus Christ Superstar or Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat, it has been officially blessed by Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state.