Oscar and Grammy winner (and Tony-winning producer) John Legend stars as Jesus in NBC's broadcast of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. The theatrical concert staging is broadcast live from Brooklyn April 1 (Easter Sunday), beginning at 8 PM ET.
The cast also features Waitress’ Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Hamilton alum Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Tony nominee Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Jason Tam as Peter, Jin Ha as Annas, and Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.
Flip through photos of the dress rehearsal below:
The David Leveaux-helmed concert is staged in front of an audience at Williamsburg's Marcy Armory. 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.
Lloyd Webber and Rice executive produce the live event along with Marc Platt, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and television director Alex Rudzinski.
Jesus Christ Superstar premiered on Broadway in 1971 and was nominated for five Tony Awards, including Best Original Score for Lloyd Webber and Rice. The show was subsequently revived in 1977, 2000, and 2012.