Behind the Scenes: Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert
7:30 PM ET
The Paley Center in New York is thrilled to welcome music icons John Legend and Sara Bareilles to discuss their roles in the upcoming production of NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, airing Easter Sunday, April 1. The next incarnation of NBC’s series of live musicals will be an exuberant concert staging of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s iconic rock opera, performed in front of a live audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. The panel will also feature NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, Executive Producer Neil Meron, Live Television Director/Executive Producer Alex Rudzinski, and Director David Leveaux. In Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Legend will portray the title role of Jesus and Bareilles will portray Mary Magdalene. The rock opera about the final week in the life of Jesus debuted as a studio album in 1970, becoming a hit Broadway show the following year. This will be a very special evening to hear how the artists and award-winning creative team behind the production will bring this beloved musical to a worldwide television audience, live!
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John Legend, Star
Sara Bareilles, Star
Alice Cooper, Star
Brandon Victor Dixon, Star
Robert Greenblatt, NBC Entertainment Chairman
Neil Meron, Executive Producer
Alex Rudzinski, Live Television Director/Executive Producer
David Leveaux, Director
Moderator: Michael Paulson, Theater Reporter, The New York Times