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Jesus Christ Superstar Live Album With John Legend and More to Be Released

Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper also star in NBC's live television event.

John Legend and Sara Bareilles in rehearsal for Jesus Christ Superstar.
(© Virginia Sherwood)

Masterworks Broadway will release the original soundtrack of NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert digitally on April 6 and on CD on April 20.

The double-disc album will feature the vocals of principal cast members John Legend (Jesus), Sara Bareilles (Mary), Alice Cooper (King Herod), Brandon Victor Dixon (Judas), Ben Daniels (Pontius Pilate), Norm Lewis (Caiaphas), Jason Tam (Peter), Jin Ha (Annas), and Erik Gronwall (Simon Zealotes).

The creative 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 New York City), and choreographer Camille A. Brown (Once on This Island).

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, a staged version of the original rock musical, will air April 1 and 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.


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