Ahead of its live broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar on Easter Sunday, NBC unveiled a new promo (above) and first-look segment (below).
John Legend stars as Jesus as well as Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas, Alice Cooper as King Herod, Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Jin Ha as Annas, Jason Tam as Peter and Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.
The production will take place in front of a live audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y., while also airing on NBC on Sunday, April 1, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live is executive produced by the musical’s original creators, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, as well as Marc Platt, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius and Alex Rudzinski. David Leveaux is directing.
[Images courtesy of NBC]