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John Legend SET To Play Jesus Christ Live in Concert [VIDEO]

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John Legend is set to play ‘Black Jesus’.

The Grammy award winner has been cast in the lead role as Jesus Christ in NBC’s special ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert!” Legend says:

“I’m thrilled to join the cast of this production of ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert’. It’s such a powerful, meaningful musical and I’m humbled to be part of this performance. We’ve already formed an incredible team, and, as we finish casting, I’m certain we will put together some of the greatest talents around to do this work justice.”

The musical will air on Easter Sunday, April 1st. 

 

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