John Legend To Play Role In NBC Musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

John Legend To Play Role In NBC Musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

John Legend To Play Role In NBC Musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

John Legend has been cast as Jesus Christ in NBC’s next live musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” it was announced Tuesday morning on NBC’s “Today” show.

The Oscar, Tony and 10-time Grammy winner also joins the team of executive producers for the musical, set to air live on Easter Sunday, April 1 under the official title, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!”

The 1971 musical, which was nominated for five Tony’s, is based on the final week of Jesus’ life. The rock opera will be staged in front of a live audience at the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.

John Legend has been cast as Jesus Christ in NBC’s next live musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar,” it was announced Tuesday morning on NBC’s “Today” show.

The Oscar, Tony and 10-time Grammy winner also joins the team of executive producers for the musical, set to air live on Easter Sunday, April 1 under the official title, “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!”

The 1971 musical, which was nominated for five Tony’s, is based on the final week of Jesus’ life. The rock opera will be staged in front of a live audience at the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg neighborhood.

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