NBC鈥檚 Jesus Christ Superstar has found its star! John Legend just signed on to play the title role in the network鈥檚 live concert staging of the 1971 Broadway show, which is set to air on Easter Sunday in 2018.

NBC previously announced that Alice Cooper聽would play the part of King Herod, and now that the 鈥淎ll of Me鈥 crooner has landed the part of Jesus Christ himself, we鈥檒l definitely be tuning in.

鈥淲e鈥檙e all overjoyed to have world-class musical artist and producer John Legend starring as Jesus,鈥 NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. 鈥淭his score demands a singer with an amazing range and an actor with great depth, and there isn鈥檛 anyone better to bring this story to a new audience.鈥 (That鈥檚 certainly backed up by the fact that Legend is an Oscar, Tony, and 10-time Grammy winner.)

Greenblatt added: 鈥淗is casting is also groundbreaking as the traditional image of Christ will be seen in a new way.鈥

Tim Rice, who wrote the lyrics for the musical, praised Legend鈥檚 casting, too. 鈥淛ohn Legend is a superstar,鈥 Rice told THR. 鈥淎s a performer, his voice is infectious and effortless. As an actor, he is believable and honest. I鈥檓 thrilled he will be able to share his portrayal of Jesus with the world.鈥

As for Jesus, er, Legend himself, he鈥檚 excited to be stepping into the role. 鈥淚鈥檓 thrilled to join the cast of this production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!,鈥 he said. 鈥淚t鈥檚 such a powerful, meaningful musical and I鈥檓 humbled to be part of this performance. We鈥檝e already formed an incredible team, and, as we finish casting, I鈥檓 certain we will put together some of the greatest talents around to do this work justice.鈥

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert! will be a concert presentation of Andrew Lloyd Webber鈥檚 musical about the final week of Jesus鈥 life. It will be staged in front of an audience at the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn鈥檚 Williamsburg neighborhood, airing on NBC on April 1, 2018.

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