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May 10, 2017 at 1:00 pm #1202089320
Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, and Hairspray, as well as Bye Bye Birdie this December, NBC will produce a live television production of Jesus Christ Superstar next Easter!
What do you think?
December 8, 2017 at 11:31 am #1202433437
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Alice Cooper will play King Herod while five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux has signed on to direct…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Rock-N-Roll-Icon-Alice-Cooper-Joins-NBCs-JESUS-CHRIST-SUPERSTAR-LIVE-as-King-Herod-20171208January 6, 2018 at 1:48 pm #1202458082
Since my last post here, John Legend has not only signed on to play Jesus, but also as an executive producer (I wonder if this will be how he’ll complete his EGOT).
Now, it was just announced that Sara Bareilles will play Mary Magdalene…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/HOLD-Sara-Bareilles-to-Portray-Mary-Magdalene-in-NBCs-JESUS-CHRIST-SUPERSTAR-LIVE-IN-CONCERT-20180106January 7, 2018 at 12:28 am #1202458497
They really should have cast Idina Menzel as Mary Magdalene.February 5, 2018 at 1:40 pm #1202488013
NBC has confirmed (in an ad running during the Super Bowl) that this will air on Easter Sunday.February 6, 2018 at 2:13 pm #1202488806
Are performers in these live musicals eligible for acting races in the limited/TV movie category?February 22, 2018 at 9:18 am #1202498833
Two-time Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will play Judas Iscariot, Tony nominee Ben Daniels will play Pontius Pilate, Tony nominee Norm Lewis will play Caiaphas, Jason Tam will play Peter, Jin Ha will play Annas, and Erik Gronwall will play Simon Zealotes…
February 28, 2018 at 12:31 pm #1202502899
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Producers Neil Meron & Marc Platt discussed the upcoming telecast in this recent article…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/Whats-The-Buzz-Producers-Marc-Platt-Neil-Meron-Talk-JESUS-CHRIST-SUPERSTAR-LIVE-IN-CONCERT-20180228March 21, 2018 at 6:46 pm #1202517338
Jesus Christ Superstar Live will release a soundtrack digitally on April 6 and physically on April 20. http://www.playbill.com/article/masterworks-broadway-will-release-recording-of-jesus-christ-superstar-live-in-concertMarch 23, 2018 at 8:58 am #1202518162
Broadway World recently interviewed producer Neil Meron about the upcoming telecast…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/BWW-Exclusive-Producing-a-Classic–On-the-Set-of-JESUS-CHRIST-SUPERSTAR-LIVE-with-Producer-Neil-Meron-20180323March 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm #1202519422
Here is a sneak peak of Brandon Victor Dixon’s rendition of ‘Superstar’…
https://www.broadway.com/buzz/191631/watch-brandon-victor-dixon-sing-superstar-from-jesus-christ-superstar-live-in-concert/April 1, 2018 at 9:26 am #1202522488
As Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert airs on NBC tonight, here is the backstory behind this iconic rock opera…
https://www.broadwayworld.com/article/The-Story-of-JESUS-CHRIST-SUPERSTAR-20180401April 1, 2018 at 4:12 pm #1202522567
Are performers in these live musicals eligible for acting races in the limited/TV movie category?
Apparently, nobody answered this…
My guess is, it depends on how it is staged, but if they keep the dialogue in it, then I would say, yes.
It may also depend on the definition of “original program” within the Emmy rules: “A television movie is defined as an original program, which tells a story with beginning, middle and end, and is broadcast in one part.”
The only other category I think it could possibly be in is live variety special, but I don’t think it fits the requirements of a “variety program.” Note that “Special Class Program” is no longer a category, starting this year; instead, Variety Special is now split into separate Live and Pre-Recorded categories.April 2, 2018 at 5:54 am #1202522794
Critics have chimed in about Jesus Christ Superstar, and the show currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes…
Did anyone watch it last night? If so, what did you think?
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