John Legend Set to Play Jesus in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!’

John Legend is set to lead the cast on NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in ConcertThe musician and actor will be taking on the titular role of Jesus in a remake of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s rock opera, set to be broadcast live from Brooklyn, New York next Easter, April 1st. NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said: “We’re all overjoyed to have world-class musical artist and producer John Legend starring as Jesus.”  Legend added: “I’m thrilled to join the cast of this production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. It’s such a powerful, meaningful musical and I’m humbled to be part of this performance.”

John Legend to Star in Title Role of NBC’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE!


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