NBC Confirms “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” For Easter 2018

NBC will air a live version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Easter Sunday.

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“Bye Bye Birdie Live!,” the fifth of NBC’s “Live!” musical series, will air in December 2017.

Viewers will not have to wait until December 2018 for the sixth musical.

NBC has announced that “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!,” the next show in its series, will air on April 1, 2018 (Easter Sunday).

Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will executive produce the adaptation.

“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,” said NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt. “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.”

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