NBC is getting biblical for his or her subsequent reside musical.
The community has introduced that following this winter’s manufacturing of Bye, Bye Birdie with Jennifer Lopez, they will be mounting a manufacturing of the basic Andrew Lloyd Webber rock opera Jesus Christ Famous person, deliberate for probably the most holy of Sundays: Easter 2018. The occasion shall be government produced by NBC’s reside musical companions Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, in addition to lyricist Tim Rice, Marc Platt and Webber himself.
Primarily based on the ultimate weeks of Jesus’ life, Jesus Christ Famous person additionally options a number of different historic figures in distinguished roles, together with Judas Iscariot, Mary Magdalene, Pontius Pilate, Caiaphas, Annas, Peter, Simon Zealotes and King Herod.
“As we proceed to broaden the profile of our reside musicals, we’re thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to convey a brand new reside staging of the enduring Jesus Christ Famous person to NBC,” stated Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Leisure. “Casting has simply begun, however we need to fill out this basic present with as many recording artists as potential to offer correct voice to what’s the authentic rock opera rating.”
Initially conceived as an idea album that hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, Jesus Christ Famous person made its method to the Broadway stage in 1971, the place it was nominated for 5 Tony Awards. It was additionally made right into a function movie in 1973 with Oscar successful director Norman Jewison on the helm.
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Jesus Christ Famous person airs reside on Sunday, April 1, 2018 on NBC.
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