HOSSANNA! More casting has been announced for NBC’s upcoming live televised production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Joining the previously announced Grammy winner John Legend as the title role, Tony and Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles as “Mary Magdalene”, and rock legend Alice Cooper as “King Herod” in this new live concert production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary rock opera will include….

Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon (Broadway’s Motown the Musical, Shuffle Along on Broadway, and last seen as “Aaron Burr” in Hamilton: An American Musical) will take on the role of the head apostle “Judas” (known to kiss and betray the title character),

Tony Award nominee and Olivier Award winner Ben Daniels as the governor of Judea himself “Pontius Pilate”,

Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis (The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess on Broadway, Les Miserables – Musical, Broadway’s first African American actor to play the title role in The Phantom of the Opera, and currently in the revival of Once On This Island Broadway) as the head evil high priest “Caiaphas”,

Jason Tam (last seen on Broadway in If/Then Musical) as apostle “Peter”,

Jin Ha (Broadway’s Hamilton: An American Musical and last seen in the revival of M. Butterfly) as the wicked priest “Annas”,

and acclaimed Swedish rock singer Erik Gr?nwall as apostle “Simon Zealotes”.

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE will be filmed live at the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn. Tune in to NBC on April 1st, 2018.

Who is excited about this all star lineup?!!

Brandon Victor Dixon Will Play Judas in NBC’s JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT

TV Line reports that Brandon Victor Dixon will appear as Judas opposite Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper and John Legend in NBC’s special event JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT, to be aired Easter Sunday, April 1. The next incarnation of NBC’s series of live musicals will be an exuberant concert s…

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