‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ is a rock opera from Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber. The musical brought people the life and psychology of Jesus, but as it was done in 1970, the show has become a little dated, to say the least. NBC knew that and is bringing it back one more time with their live musical events, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert’
In the above video take a first look with John Legend who plays Jesus, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas Iscariot, and Alice Cooper as King Herod. The actors discuss getting cast, their fellow castmates, updating the music, what the story actually is, and about their nerves of doing this concert live.
‘Jesus Chris Superstar Live in Concert’ will be live April 1, 2018, at 8 PM on NBC.