John Legend

John Legend

As if we didn't already know John Legend has an angelic voice, the "Love Me Now" singer is proving it by playing a messiah. The network TV trend of putting in the region of stimulate musicals will continue following NBC's Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!, which will see the 38-year-very antique taking not in the estrange off from the role of Jesus.

"I'm thrilled to partner the cast of this production of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert!," Legend said in a statement. "It's such a powerful, meaningful musical and I'm humbled to be share of this do something. We've already formed an amazing team, and, as we finish casting, I'm unlimited we will put together some of the greatest talents vis--vis to reach this motion justice."

NBC was nice sufficient to evaluate a few subsidiary key details. Rocker Alice Cooper will be playing King Herod in the production, which will be filmed previously an audience at the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn and will make public upon Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. "John Legend is a superstar. As a performer, his voice is infectious and effortless," said Tim Rice, writer of the musical. "As an actor, he is believable and honest. I'm thrilled he will be lithe to share his portrayal of Jesus associated to the world."

Recently, Legend has been diving into the acting world behind La La Land and Underground, appropriately this will be yet choice role for him to press in front to his requantity.