'Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert' performers expressed their gratitude.
NBC aired Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert on Easter Sunday (April 1) and the musical's lyricist told the all-star cast that they killed it. The televised play -- resurrecting composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rice's 1970 rock opera -- starred John Legend as Jesus, Hamilton actor Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas and Sara Bareilles as Mary.
Rice congratulated the entire cast and company via Twitter after the broadcast, calling the performance "technically and artistically terrific" and saying it was "good to see something [he and Webber] wrote a while back still appreciated." "Mary" herself responded, stating that the honor was all theirs.