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?
Alice Cooper will play King Herod while five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux has signed on to direct…
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…
They really should have cast Idina Menzel as Mary Magdalene.
NBC has confirmed (in an ad running during the Super Bowl) that this will air on Easter Sunday.
Are performers in these live musicals eligible for acting races in the limited/TV movie category?
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…