Will John Legend play Jesus Christ on NBC?
A groundbreaking rock opera is taking place next year on NBC, and John Legend will play the lead role! The musical is called "Jesus Christ Superstar LIVE", and guess which character John will be playing... Jesus Christ himself! And the one and only Alice Cooper will play the king Herrod.
“I’m thrilled to join the cast of this production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,’” said the 38-year-old singer in a statement. "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.”
Don't forget to catch the show which will air on Easter Sunday in April 1, 2018.