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NBC Announces 'Jesus Christ Superstar' For Next Live Musical

NBC Announces 'Jesus Christ Superstar' For Next Live Musical

Jesus Christ Superstar is being made into a TV musical for NBC.

The network just announced that it will be the next big live event following Jennifer LopezBye Bye Birdie in December.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, who wrote the original music and lyrics for the 1971 film, will serve as executive producers.

“As we continue to expand the profile of our live musicals, we are thrilled to be partnering with Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to bring a new live staging of the iconic Jesus Christ Superstar to NBC,” the network said (via THR). “Casting has just begun, but we want to fill out this classic show with as many recording artists as possible to give proper voice to what is the original rock opera score.”

Jesus Christ Superstar will premiere on Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.

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