The live television presentation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber-Tim Rice musical will air April 1.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will air April 1 at 8 PM from the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Academy and Grammy Award-winning musician John Legend will star as Jesus with Waitress’ Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Jason Tam as Peter, Jin Ha as Annas, and Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.
Flip through photos of rehearsals below:
Go Inside Rehearsals With John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon, and More For Jesus Christ Superstar Live
The David Leveaux-helmed concert will be staged in front of an audience at the Brooklyn venue. Alex Rudzinski, who earned an Emmy for his work on Fox's Grease and an additional nod for NBC's Hairspray, returns to the live musical format as television director.