Masterworks Broadway is excited to announce the release of Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert – Original Soundtrack Of The NBC Television Event. Available for preorder now, the soundtrack will be released digitally on April 6 and on CD on April 20. NBC's highly anticipated special event Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, will air Easter Sunday, April 1 from the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.
The all-star cast features Oscar, Golden Globe, Tony and 10-time Grammy winner John Legend (Jesus Christ), Broadway star and acclaimed recording artist Sara Bareilles (Mary Magdalene), rock icon Alice Cooper (King Herod) and Tony Award-winning producer and "Hamilton" alum Brandon Victor Dixon (Judas). The stellar cast also includes Tony nominee Ben Daniels (Pontius Pilate), Tony nominee Norm Lewis (Caiaphas), Broadway veteran Jason Tam (Peter), "M. Butterfly" star Jin Ha (Annas) and Swedish rock star Erik Gronwall (Simon Zealotes).
The production will be helmed by esteemed British theatre director David Leveaux. Rounding out the full, award-winning creative team is Emmy Award-winning live television director and executive producer Alex Rudzinsk, Emmy- and Tony Award-winning costumer designer Paul Tazewell, Grammy Award-winning music producer Harvey Mason Jr., musical director Nigel Wright, production designer Jason Ardizzone-West and choreographer Camille A. Brown.
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.