From executive producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron,”Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” starring John Legend, Alice Cooper and Sara Bareilles will re-air on NBC Television on April 12, 2020.
Originally aired in 2018, the story is told from the perspective of infamous betrayer Judas Iscariot. As more and more followers flock to Jesus, Judas grows concerned that Jesus is becoming arrogant and losing sight of his principles. So when Jesus attacks the money changers in a temple, Judas finally turns on his teacher, setting both on a path to tragedy.
Making it to Broadway in 1971, the stage production garnered five Tony nominations in addition to winning a Drama Desk Award for Andrew Lloyd Webber.