Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!Latest News and Opinion
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Check out Jesus Christ Superstar Live's rehearsal photos
John Legend, Alice Cooper and Sara Bareilles have been busy in New York City prepping for the April 1 Easter Sunday performance. ALSO: See NBC's promo clip.
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 1:50AM EST
Check out NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live poster
John Legend transforms into Jesus in the key art for the live NBC musical, scheduled for Easter Sunday.
Posted Thursday 2/22/18 at 2:24PM EST
Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon to play Judas on NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live
The two-time Tony nominee will play Jesus’ betrayer in the Easter Sunday live musical.
Posted Sunday 1/07/18 at 3:33AM EST
Sara Bareilles joins NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! as Mary Magdalene
The singer-songwriter will star opposite John Legend and Alice Cooper on the April 1 Easter Sunday production.
Posted Tuesday 12/19/17 at 10:26AM EST
John Legend to play Jesus in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar live musical
Legend will play the title role on the Easter Sunday April 1 live production of the famous musical, officially titled Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! This score demands a singer with an amazing range and an actor with great depth, and there isn’t anyone better to bring this story to a new audience,” says NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, in a statement. “His casting is also groundbreaking as the traditional image of Christ will be seen in a new way.” Legend said he’s “humbled” to accept the role, adding: “We've already formed an incredible team, and, as we finish casting, I'm certain we will put together some of the greatest talents around to do this work justice.” ALSO: Can Legend revive the live TV musical genre after Fox's A Christmas Story Live! stumbled?
Posted Friday 12/08/17 at 1:38PM EST
Alice Cooper to play King Herod on NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live!
NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said of casting the rock 'n' roll legend on the live musical: “Alice Cooper, whose theatricality is the stuff of legend, is the perfect rock star to play Herod in our live production. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote a showstopping musical number for Herod and we all look forward to the ‘King of Shock Rock’ taking on the King of Judea. As the casting for Superstar ramps up, we can feel the excitement building for this brand new concert experience of what has long been considered the original rock musical.”