The composer has some dishy tidbits to share in his new autobiography, but in matters such as his falling out with lyricist Tim Rice, Webber pulls back. What the man behind "Phantom," "Cats," "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "Evita" has to say about a remarkable life in the theater.
John Legend is playing the title role in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live and new photos of him in character have been released! The production will air live on April 1, which is Easter Sunday. Sara Bareilles is playing the role of Mary Magdalene while Alice Cooper is playing King Herod. It was just announced [...]
NBC has announced that Brandon Victor Dixon – Tony Award-winning producer, Hamilton alum and Power co-star – will essay the role of Judas Iscariot in the network’s live Easter event, Jesus Crist Superstar Live In Concert! Dixon joins a cast with Tony nominees Ben Daniels and Norm Lewis, Broadway Veteran Jason Tam, “M. Show More Summary
NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert has found its Judas and he’s a [pauses to reach for a high note] gooood choice. Brandon Victor Dixon, who recently played Aaron Burr as a replacement in Hamilton and has Tony nominations from Shuffle Along and The Color Purple, has joined NBC’s ... More »
Brandon Victor Dixon will play the apostle in the broadcast net's next live musical. read more
Hamilton alum Brandon Victor Dixon is going from 18th century America to biblical times. Two-time Tony nominee Dixon is set to play Judas in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. The live concert, which will fittingly air on April 1 Easter Sunday, will be performed at Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY on April 1 Easter Sunday. Show More Summary
John Legend leaves his townhouse as he heads to rehearsal on Monday afternoon (February 19) in New York City. The 39-year-old Grammy-winning musician kept things cool in sunglasses and a camouflage-print jacket as he carried a script for his upcoming project Jesus Christ Superstar Live!. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of John Legend Back [...]
There will be no opera singers in the Lyric’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Broadway performers and artists from the bands Postmodern Jukebox, Tune-Yards and Diane Coffee will star in Timothy Sheader’s Olivier Award-winning production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera, it was announced...
Get ready, because yet another live TV musical is coming your way. After postponing production for Bye, Bye Birdie starring Jennifer Lopez, NBC has decided to move forward with another production in its place: Jesus Christ Superstar....Show More Summary
NBC has used its Golden Globes telecast as a platform to plug a range of its programming, but its promo for the live Jesus Christ Superstar concert event on Easter Sunday sent a jolt of energy through social media. The short clip (see...Show More Summary
Just imagine all of those tasteful frocks she’s going to don. Sarah Bareilles — high priestess of Broadway, wonderful singer, all around nice person — has been tapped to portray Mary Magdalene in NBC’s upcoming production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live! The show will conveniently be airing on Easter Sunday ... More »
"Brave" singer and Waitress on Broadway writer and star Sara Bareilles has been chosen to play Mary Magdalene in NBC's live Easter Sunday staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's classic musical Jesus Christ Superstar, Deadline reports. Show More Summary
The 'Waitress' star will play Mary Magdalene opposite John Legend and Alice Cooper. read more
Another live television musical is coming our way soon, and we've got all the details on who's been cast in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live!
As if we didn't already know John Legend has an angelic voice, the "Love Me Now" singer is proving it by playing a messiah. The network TV trend of putting on live musicals will continue with NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,...Show More Summary
Jesus Christ Superstar has found its, well, superstar. The upcoming NBC live telecast has cast John Legend as the titular Jesus Christ in a move that is sure to shake up the show’s premiere date of Easter Sunday. But if anything, John Legend does fit the label of “superstar” quite accurately. Show More Summary
According to Variety, NBC has found an appropriately big enough star to be the lead in its live presentation of Jesus Christ Superstar, with John Legend signing on to play iconic messiah figure Jesus Christ. In a statement, NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said that he’s “overjoyed” to have a “world-class… Read more...
NBC has announced that singer-actor-producer – and multiple Grammy® winner – John Legend has signed on to perform the lead role in the network’s production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert. Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert will be broadcast on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Show More Summary
“It’s such a powerful, meaningful musical and I’m humbled to be part of this performance," Legend said.