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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:52 AM

Broadway performer who plays Judas in "Jesus Christ Superstar" tour charged with breaching Capitol






https://www.thedailybeast.com/james-beeks-broadway-performer-and-michael-jackson-impersonator-charged-over-jan-6-capitol-riot?via=twitter_page


In an dubious example of extreme theater kid energy, James D. Beeks, a musical theater actor with multiple Broadway credits, has been arrested on charges related to the breaching of the Capitol on Jan. 6. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia announced on Tuesday that the 49-year-old Beeks, “an affiliate of the Oath Keepers,” has been charged with obstruction of Congress and unlawfully entering a restricted building or grounds.

As of Tuesday, Beeks was still listed on the Jesus Christ Superstar’s U.S. tour cast page as playing ‘Judas’ under the stage name ‘James T. Justis.’ Federal investigators apparently attended several performances of the Jesus Christ Superstar tour in November in order to observe him in the role. Beeks’ Broadway credits include Kinky Boots, Aida, Ragtime, and Smokey Joe’s Cafe. He is also a self-described “Top Michael Jackson Tribute artist,” according to his YouTube page.

Per the findings of a federal investigation, Beeks was part of the mob that attacked law enforcement as it pushed into the Capitol. He had previously paid dues to the Oath Keepers just two weeks before Jan. 6, the report said. Unlike many others around him who wore homemade body armor to the insurrection, Beeks apparently chose to sport a BAD jacket from Michael Jackson’s world tour.


https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/florida-man-arrested-charges-related-jan-6-capitol-breach

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Nevilledog Nov 24 OP
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AngryOldDem Nov 24 #4
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nykym Nov 24 #6

Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 09:58 AM

1. Well, he betrayed his country, that's for sure.

I wonder if he got thirty pieces of silver out of the deal.

If he ends up getting hanged, I won't shed any tears...

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:03 AM

2. Irony takes another blow.

First the World Equestrian Center vaccination alternatives super spreader event.

And, now this.

That does it, I'm turning in my Smith-Corona.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:09 AM

3. apparently he is taking method acting to a new level

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:14 AM

4. Life imitating art.

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:15 AM

5. "Beeks apparently chose to sport a BAD jacket from Michael Jackson's world tour. "

and moon walked into the Capital to the music of Billie Jean.

"style, the only true constant in the universe Frank." Marvin to Frank Moses; movie Red 2

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Wed Nov 24, 2021, 10:24 AM

6. Well it looks like he landed a fitting

role as Judas.
Poetic Justice...

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