Watch First Ad For NBCs 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!'

John Legend in 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!'
Eliot Lee Hazel/Photo Courtesy of John Legend

John Legend in 'Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!'

Jesus Christ Superstar fans rejoice! The first look at the upcoming NBC live television musical event hit screens Sunday (Jan. 8) night during the 75th Annual Golden Globes celebration. 

The clip, which shows no actual footage of the production as it will be a live broadcast, highlighted the cast of the rock opera and set a release date for the highly anticipated musical event to air. Oscar, Tony and Grammy winner John Legend will be joining the cast as Jesus along with singer-songwriter and actress Sara Bareilles, who will star as Mary Magdalene and original shock rocker Alice Cooper who is set to play King Herod. 

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! loosely follows the Gospels take of the last week of Jesus' life and is scheduled to air this upcoming Easter Sunday (Apr. 1). The musical event follows other live musicals that NBC has crafted over the past few years, including The Sound of Music Live! (2013), Peter Pan Live! (2014), The Wiz Live! (2015), and Hairspray Live! (2016).

To see the short preview of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!, look below. 


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