VIDEO: John Legend Gives the Students of Drama Club NYC a Behind the Scenes Look at JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE!
As preparation for the upcoming broadcast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live! this weeked, John Legend and Let's Free America have teamed up with Drama Club NYC to bring its members along on a behind the scenes visit to the musical. Check out video of the visit below, featuring Legend, Drama Club NYC organizer Susan Kelechi Watson and the students of this fabulous program below!
NBC will present Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, starring Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and 10-time Grammy winner John Legend as Jesus Christ, with Broadway star and acclaimed recording artist Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, rock icon Alice Cooper as King Herod, and "Hamilton" alum and "Power" co-star Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas.
Rounding out the cast are Tony nominee Ben Daniels as Pontius Pilate, Tony nominee Norm Lewis as Caiaphas, Broadway veteran Jason Tam as Peter, "M. Butterfly" star Jin Ha as Annas and Swedish rock star Erik Gronwall as Simon Zealotes.. The production will be helmed by esteemed British theatre director David Leveaux.
As previously announced, "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert," a staged version of the original rock musical, will be executive produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, John Legend, Mike Jackson, Ty Stiklorius and Alex Rudzinski.
I joined forces w/ @JohnLegend & @LetsFreeAmerica to surprise @DramaClubNYC members w/ a behind-the-scenes visit to @NBC’s @JCSTheMusical! Watch us meet these performers & talk with them about how to turn their passion for theatre into pathways for success. pic.twitter.com/dBDgRzWOFP— Susan Kelechi Watson (@skelechiwatson) March 30, 2018