Sarah Bareilles to portray Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar Live! Platinum-Selling Recording Artist and Broadway Star/Composer of “Waitress”, Sara Bareilles has been cast as Mary Magdalene opposite John Legend in NBC’s special event “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” to be aired Easter Sunday, April 1.
2000 film – A second film adaptation which was more similar to the original London stage version, was filmed in 1999, and released around the world on video in 2000. It starred Glenn Carter as Jesus, Jérôme Pradon as Judas , Reneé Castle as Mary Magdalene , and Rik Mayall as Herod, and was directed by Gale Edwards.
The first performance took place at Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena on July 12, 1971. The next logical step was to take the show to Broadway, and Superstar opened there in October.
Using these methods, most scholars assume a date of birth between 6 and 4 BC, and that Jesus’ preaching began around AD 27–29 and lasted one to three years . They calculate the death of Jesus as having taken place between AD 30 and 36.