Lin-Manuel Miranda, Josh Gad & More Celebs React to 'Jesus Christ Superstar'
NBC viewers tuned in Easter Sunday (April 1) for a thrilling performance of Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert. The star-studded ensemble featured John Legend as Jesus, Sara Bareilles as Mary and Alice Cooper as King Herod for a resurrection of the rock opera, originally composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1970.
With such high anticipation absolved by a stellar two-hour broadcast, celebrities gave abounding praise after watching the musical -- well, except for Frozen actor Josh Gad, who faced complications while abroad and resulted to European pastries in remorse.
Chrissy Teigen was expectedly heart-eyed for her hubby's Jesus portrayal. While she did live tweet the entire show, this clip of Legend warmed our hearts the most. Cue the awwws.
❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/u4jsEj99Kf— christine teigen (@chrissyteigen) April 2, 2018
Hamilton star Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sarah Silverman, Leslie Odom, Jr. and even Chelsea Clinton all gave their stamps of approval via Twitter post-broadcast. Here's just a few of the best celebrity reactions to Jesus Christ Superstar Live:
Already amazing- the singing the acting- the direction- the controlled chaos- every actor and dancer stands out every single one #JesusChristSuperstarLive— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) April 2, 2018
Massive bravo to @johnlegend, @SaraBareilles, @BrandonVDixon, @normlewis777 my beloved cometeers @feeltheheath & @LaurenZakrin and everyone involved in #JesusChristSuperstarLive. Absolutely awesome. pic.twitter.com/74vskg8815— josh groban (@joshgroban) April 2, 2018
Look at us all, watching a musical together.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) April 2, 2018
What a joy.
Thanks @OfficialALW. Thanks @SirTimRice
You're KILLING it, @BrandonVDixon @SaraBareilles @johnlegend @MistterJin @normlewis777 @JasonWTam and EVERYBODY!
“Superstar” was full of em tonight. @johnlegend reimagined that score and the central performance. Not easy. @BrandonVDixon gave us a Judas for the ages. It will hold up! @CamilleABrown’s work was surprising and so smart. @paulgtazewell’s work was clutch. Congrats all! Loved it.— Leslie Odom, Jr. (@leslieodomjr) April 2, 2018
#JesusChristSuperstarLive was brilliant. Congrats to everyone involved. That’s how you do it! Also a great excuse to say that the arts are so important, especially in schools. Please, various governments, treat it as equal to the subjects that tick your boxes.— Nathan Sykes (@NathanSykes) April 2, 2018
Thank you to everyone who made #JesusChristSuperstarLive so spectacular! Wow! Just wow! Thank you!— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 2, 2018