John Legend Amazes In ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’
02 Apr, 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert aired on NBC on Easter Sunday, resurrecting Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Biblical rock opera for 2018. As Jesus Christ, John Legend was, fittingly, divine; Alice Cooper was hysterically villainous as King Herod; Sara Bareilles was flawless and captivating as Mary Magdalene; and Hamilton veteran Brandon Victor Dixon was jaw-droppingly electric as Judas Iscariot.
Broadcast from the Williamsburg Armory in Brooklyn in front of an ecstatic audience.
“Jesus Christ Superstar Live” drew a 1.7 rating in adults 18-49 and 9.4 million viewers. NBC’s last live musical, “Hairspray Live,” drew a 2.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 9 million viewers back in December 2016.
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