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In Rehearsal With John Legend and Sara Bareilles for Jesus Christ Superstar

The production will air live April 1 on NBC.

John Legend and Sara Bareilles star in Jesus Christ Superstar Live, airing April 1 on NBC.
(© Virginia Sherwood)

The cast and crew of NBC's upcoming live presentation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical Jesus Christ Superstar are hard at work rehearsing for their April 1 air date. See photos from the rehearsal room in the gallery below.


The all-star cast features John Legend (Jesus), Sara Bareilles (Mary Magdalene), Brandon Victor Dixon (Judas), and Alice Cooper (King Herod). Featured in the ensemble are Tony nominee Ben Daniels (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) as Pontius Pilate, Tony nominee Norm Lewis (Once on This Island) as Caiaphas, Jason Tam (If/Then) as Peter, Jin Ha (M. Butterfly) as Annas, and Swedish rock star Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.

The creative team features Emmy Award-winning live television director and executive producer Alex Rudzinski (Hairspray Live!), Emmy- and Tony-winning costumer designer Paul Tazewell (Hamilton), Grammy-winning music producer Harvey Mason Jr. (The Wiz Live!), musical director Nigel Wright (Jesus Christ Superstar world arena tour), production designer Jason Ardizzone-West (Adele Live in NYC), and choreographer Camille A. Brown (Once on This Island).

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, a staged version of the original rock musical, will be executive-produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius, and Alex Rudzinski. The production will be helmed by British theater director David Leveaux.