7 Divine Performances from the Stars of NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert’
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s 1970 rock opera about the last days of the Messiah’s life is hitting primetime on Easter Sunday. Before the musical blessing begins, take a seat at the communal table, break bread, and enjoy these seven divine performances from the stars of the show — John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper, and Brandon Victor Dixon — that are all religious experiences on their own.
“Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” airs live Sunday, April 1, at 8pm ET/PT on NBC.
1. John Legend and Common perform “Glory,” from the motion picture “Selma,” at the Academy Awards.
2. Sara Bareilles performs Carole King’s “You’ve Got a Friend” at the 2015 Kennedy Center Honors.
3. Brandon Victor Dixon performs Adele’s “One and Only” at “Broadway Sings Adele.”
4. John Legend performs “Bridge Over Troubled Water” at North Sea Jazz Festival.
5. Sara Bareilles performs “Gravity.”
6. Brandon Victor Dixon performs Billy Joel’s “A Song for You” at Joe’s Pub.
7. And last, but certainly not least, rock ‘n’ roll legend Alice Cooper performs “Welcome to My Nightmare” with the Muppets on “The Muppet Show.”