John Legend To Star In NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert’

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John Legend To Star In ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

John Legend has been tapped for the title role in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live” set to air on Easter Sunday.

Via Variety:

“We’re all overjoyed to have world-class musical artist and producer John Legend starring as Jesus,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment. “This score demands a singer with an amazing range and an actor with great depth, and there isn’t anyone better to bring this story to a new audience. His casting is also groundbreaking as the traditional image of Christ will be seen in a new way.”

Legend is a multi-hyphenate musician, songwriter, actor and producer who has become active in television as a thesp and producer. He’s a 10-time Grammy winner and an Oscar winner for his work on the song “Glory” from the 2014 drama “Selma.” He won a Tony Award earlier this year as a producer of “Jitney,” the August Wilson revival.

I will be on time for this! I know John is going to do a great job!

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