Posted by | Ray Cornelius
Grammy-winning singer and budding actor John Legend will portray JESUS CHRIST in NBC live musical production of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s and Tim Rice‘s classic “Jesus Christ Superstar.” The special will air Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018).
“It’s such a powerful, meaningful musical and I’m humbled to be part of this performance. 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,” said Legend.
“Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert” is loosely based on the Gospels’ accounts of the last week of Jesus’ life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with the crucifixion.
In addition to Legend, the show will also star Alice Cooper as King Herod.