John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper are set to star in Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live”. This live television event will be broadcast Easter Sunday on NBC (Easter Sunday, April 1 at 8 pm).
John Legend will play the roll of Jesus
Alice Cooper – King Herod
Brandon Dixon – Judas
Sara Bareilles – Mary Magdalene
Ben Daniels – Pontius Pilate
The original Jesus Christ Superstar started as a rock opera before hitting Broadway in 1971.
The movie adaptation was released in 1973 (Staring Ted Neeley, Carl Anderson and Yvonne Elliman)
A second movie version was released direct-to-VHS/DVD in 1999.