The rock opera will air from the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn in front of a live audience on Easter Sunday, April 1st.
“I'm thrilled to join the cast of this production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,” Legend said in a press release. “It's such a powerful, meaningful musical and I'm humbled to be part of this performance. We've already formed an incredible team, and, as we finish casting, I'm certain we will put together some of the greatest talents around to do this work justice.”
According to the press release:
"Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan, and Neil Meron. Joining the creative team also as executive producers are John Legend, Mike Jackson, and Ty Stiklorius. Rock icon Alice Cooper was previously announced for the role of King Herod, and the production will be helmed by esteemed British theatre director David Leveaux."
Will you tune in for John Legend as a singing Jesus Christ?