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[01/06/18 - 01:06 PM]
Grammy- And Tony-Nominated Music Artist Sara Bareilles to Portray Mary Magdalene in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert"
John Legend was recently cast as Jesus Christ and rock icon Alice Cooper was previously announced for the role of King Herod.

[12/19/17 - 05:33 AM]
Global Music Powerhouse John Legend Set for Title Role in NBC's "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!" from Brooklyn, N.Y.
Joining the creative team also as executive producers are John Legend, Mike Jackson and Ty Stiklorius.

[12/08/17 - 10:30 AM]
Rock 'N' Roll Icon Alice Cooper Cast as King Herod in NBC's Easter Sunday Spectacular "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!"
Also joining the production is esteemed British theatre director David Leveaux, a five-time Tony Award nominee.

[05/10/17 - 12:45 PM]
Groundbreaking Rock Opera "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!" Arrives Next Easter Sunday on NBC
The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.







JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE! (NBC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
4/1/18
STATUS:
telefilm/mini-series in the can
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, May 2017) Set for Easter Sunday (April 1, 2018), NBC will bring to broadcast television "Jesus Christ Superstar Live!," a one-of-a-kind live staging of the iconic 1971 Broadway rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The event will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. "As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic 'Jesus Christ Superstar' to NBC," said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. "Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score." "Jesus Christ Superstar" was originally conceived as a concept album that hit #1 on the Billboard charts, and eventually made its way to the stage in 1971. It is based on the final week of Jesus' life. Other historical figures that play prominent roles in the production include Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, Annas, Peter, Simon Zealotes and King Herod.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alice Cooper as King Herod
· John Legend as Jesus Christ
· Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene
CREW INFORMATION:
· Andrew Lloyd Webber as EP
· Craig Zadan as EP
· David Leveaux as DIR
· Marc Platt as EP
· Neil Meron as EP
· Tim Rice as EP
GENRE(S):
· based on a play
· mow
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Marc Platt Productions
· Really Useful Group, The
· Storyline Entertainment
· Universal Television