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Rejoice! Sara Bareilles Joins John Legend in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live Event

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 Promo For ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Primes Viewers For Easter Music Miracle

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

Hail Sara Bareilles, Full of Grace, Jesus Christ Superstar Live! Is With Thee

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 »

Sara Bareilles to Play Mary Magdalene in NBC's Live Jesus Christ Superstar

"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

Sara Bareilles Joins NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' Live

The 'Waitress' star will play Mary Magdalene opposite John Legend and Alice Cooper. read more

Jesus Christ Superstar Live! An Updated Cast List

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!

John Legend's Heavenly Voice Will Come in Handy For His New TV Role

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

NBC’s Live ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Taps John Legend as Jesus Christ

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

Hold on to your cowboy hats, evangelicals: John Legend is NBC's Jesus Christ

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...

John Legend Is Jesus Christ Superstar!

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

John Legend Takes Title Role in NBC's 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert!'

“It’s such a powerful, meaningful musical and I’m humbled to be part of this performance," Legend said.

John Legend to Play Title Role in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert

To be aired Easter Sunday, April 1 The post John Legend to Play Title Role in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert appeared first on

John Legend Cast To Play Jesus In NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert — Amazing!

Can we get an amen?! John Legend has been cast to star in NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert! Woo! Related: Inside Chrissy Teigen's Retro Pan Am Birthday! Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said of the special that will air on Easter Sunday: "We're all overjoyed to have world-class musical artist and producer John Legend starring as [...]

John Legend Takes Star Role in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live!’

4 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

“It’s such a powerful, meaningful musical and I’m humbled to be part of this performance," Legend said.

John Legend will play Jesus Christ in NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live

The TV adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical will air Easter Sunday.

As Jesus Christ Superstar, Can John Legend Help NBC Resurrect the Live Musical Genre?

Five years ago, NBC reignited the live musical genre with The Sound of Music Live!, which drew 18.6 million viewers, and grew to 21.8 million in live-plus-7. Now, on the heels of Fox's ratings stumble on Sunday night with A Christmas Story Live!, NBC is preparing to resuscitate the genre yet again, and it's tapped...

John Legend Will Play Jesus In NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live!

4 weeks agoMusic / Indie Music : Stereogum

NBC is continuing to televise live versions of classic musicals, and the network's next big effort will feature a pop star in the title role. The Today show revealed this morning that John Legend, who may or may not be chasing an EGOT, will play Jesus in the new live production of Jesus Christ Superstar,…

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