John Legend to cast as ‘Jesus Christ’ in an upcoming NBC live musical

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John Legend will be playing the role of  ‘Jesus Christ’ as it was announced that he would be joining Andrew Lloyd on Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert.

John Legend

The event will take place on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018 at the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn, New York. Legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the executive producers and rocker Alice Cooper is set to play King Herod.

The NBC live event is based on the 1971 Broadway musical about the last week of Jesus’ life. Legend boasts a long list of accomplishments as a producer and performer. He won a Tony Award earlier this year as a producer of August Wilson’s “Jitney.” He also won an Oscar, Golden Globe and Grammy award in 2015 for his song with Common, “Glory,” from the film, “Selma.”

 

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