We're less than a month out from NBC's live Jesus Christ Superstar, and the network has released a new trailer featuring John Legend as Jesus, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, and Alice Cooper as King Herod — plus a taste of Bareilles performing the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.
NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar will be broadcast on Easter Sunday, April 1, from the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn, New York.
In addition to Legend, Bareilles, and Cooper, two-time Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Hamilton) takes on the role of Judas, with Tony nominee Ben Daniels (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) as Pontius Pilate, Tony nominee Norm Lewis (Once on This Island) as Caiaphas, Jason Tam (If/Then) as Peter, Jin Ha (M. Butterfly) as Annas, and Swedish rock star Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.
The creative features Emmy Award-winning live television director and executive producer Alex Rudzinski (Hairspray Live!), Emmy- and Tony-winning costumer designer Paul Tazewell (Hamilton), Grammy-winning music producer Harvey Mason Jr. (The Wiz Live!), musical director Nigel Wright (Jesus Christ Superstar world arena tour), production designer Jason Ardizzone-West (Adele: Live in New York City), and choreographer Camille A. Brown (Once on This Island).
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, a staged version of the original rock musical, will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and Alex Rudzinski. The production will be helmed by British theater director David Leveaux.
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