NBC Drops Teaser Trailer for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Live

NBC Drops Teaser Trailer for ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Live

What are you doing Easter Sunday?  You should set your TV’s to NBC to see some Star 99.9 favorites singing one of the most famous musicals of all time.

Jesus Christ Superstar airs April 1st on Easter Sunday and features John Legend as Jesus, Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, and Alice Cooper as King Herod.  The 1970 rock musical features some pretty intense songs, but overall, is one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most sensational musicals to date.  Much like Les Mis, there’s no spoken dialogue.

Here’s NBC’s brief bio of their live musical:

“Set during the final week of Jesus’ life, the story is told from the perspective of infamous betrayer Judas Iscariot. As more and more followers flock to Jesus, Judas grows concerned that Jesus is becoming arrogant and losing sight of his principles. So when Jesus attacks the money changers in a temple, Judas finally turns on his teacher, setting both on a path to tragedy.”

The musical airs 8PM EST on April 1st

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