Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert met the press, took photo’s and talked about the highly anticipated live television event, which airs on Easter Sunday. Starting off the morning Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment introduced, moderator Dave Karger, Turner Classic Movies to interview Marc Platt, Executive Producer; Nigel Wright, Musical Director; Neil Meron, Executive Producer; Harvey Mason Jr., Music Producer; Jason Ardizzone-West, Production Designer; Camille A. Brown, Choreographer; Paul Tazewell, Costume Designer; David Leveaux, Director; Alex Rudzinski, EP/Live Television Director.
In this video hear Neil Meron, Marc Platt and David Leveaux talk about bringing musicals to TV.
John Legend takes on the role of Jesus, Tony nominee Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas and Waitress’ Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene.
Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert airs on Easter Sunday and will be filmed in front of a live audience at the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn. I am expecting Andrew Lloyd Webber’s timeless rock score to soar with a 32 piece orchestra and rock band.