NBC’s broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert, starring Oscar and Grammy winner (and Tony-winning producer) John Legend stars as Jesus, aired April 1. The theatrical concert staging of the Andrew Lloyd Weber-Tim Rice musical was broadcast live in front of an audience from Williamsburg's Marcy Armory.
Flip through photos of the broadcast below:
Go Inside Jesus Christ Superstar Live, Starring John Legend
The cast also featured 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.
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.