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Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (2018)

TV-PG | | Musical | TV Special 1 April 2018
A live musical recounting the final days of Jesus Christ and those around him.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Bareilles ... Mary Magdalene
Alice Cooper ... King Herod
Ben Daniels ... Pontius Pilate
Brandon Victor Dixon ... Judas
Erik Grönwall ... Simon Zealotes
Jin Ha ... Annas
Norm Lewis ... Caiaphas
Jason Tam ... Peter
John Legend ... Jesus
Melody Betts ... Ensemble
Felicia Boswell Felicia Boswell ... Ensemble
Abby Corrigan ... Ensemble
Michaela Diamond Michaela Diamond ... Ensemble
Rory Donovan Rory Donovan ... Ensemble
Christine Dwyer Christine Dwyer ... Ensemble


A live musical recounting the final days of Jesus Christ and those around him.

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1 April 2018 (USA) See more »

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Ben Daniels, who plays Pontius Pilate, previously played Caiaphas in the BBC miniseries The Passion (2008). His other previous Biblical television film role was Jonathan in David (1997). See more »


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Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Brandon Victor Dixon and Ensemble
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Ted Neeley fan
2 April 2018 | by seraichykSee all my reviews

I'm a professional musician, and JCS is my favorite musical. I've seen it twice live with Ted Neeley. I thought the overall production was good. I liked the ensemble and excitement of the live televised show. For me, Dixon was the stand out and really made the show worth watching. I liked Bareilles and thought Alice Cooper was a cool choice for Herod. I think John Legend has a beautiful voice, and there's a sweetness to him.... but I don't think he was the right choice for this role. I would've liked a stronger presence for the role of Jesus. He seemed almost uncomfortable, while the rest of the major roles were filled by people who really owned them. I appreciated seeing this on tv, even with all the commercials...

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