John Legend as Jesus? Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene?! For one night only
By Bandook - March 15, 2018
Come Easter Sunday (April 1), NBC will air a ‘live in concert’ event for their viewers that is a must-watch if you love music. A televised live adaptation of the celebrated Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ , it brings together an array of musical stars from all genres. A 40-second teaser promo has dropped and it looks like a winner already.
Starring pop superstar John Legend in the title role of Jesus Christ, it also features indie-pop darling Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene. Rock legend Alice Cooper will star as King Herod. Directed by David Leveaux in front of a live audience, the concert follows Jesus Christ in the final week of his life and will also feature Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Ha Jin as Annas, Jason Tam as Peter, and Erik Grönwall as Simon Zealotes.
The trailer betrays a glimpse of only two songs: Bareilles performing a bit of “I Don’t Know How to Love Him” and a backing choir singing ‘Superstar’.