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John Legend is ’in shape’ for role of Jesus

John Legend sweat no carrots when it comes to the live tv version of the hitmusical Jesus Christ Superstar, in which Jesus plays.

John Legend

“I feel good,” says the All of Me singer in the ontbijtshow Today on Friday. “We have good rehearsals, we have a good team and I feel really supported. I have a feeling that we sat night in top form.”

In addition to Legend, if Jesus is singer Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene to see, rocker Alice Cooper as king Herod and Broadway star Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas.

Family

Legend, which his debut on the silver screen in La la Land, made of it: “I grew up in a family that is very religious: many preachers and directors of choirs and singers, we have the my whole life about Jesus. And now I play Jesus Christ in Jesus Christ Superstar.” Legends family will also be present for the live performance to attend, just as a 1300-strong audience.

The one-off production for NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in concert Sunday broadcast from the Marcy Armory in Brooklyn.

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