Alice Cooper , 70, plays Herod in Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert on Easter Sunday, with John Legend as Jesus and millions watching to ridicule any flubs.
On the original album, the part of Jesus was sung by Ian Gillan , with Murray Head as Judas, Michael d’Abo as King Herod, Yvonne Elliman as Mary Magdalene , and Barry Dennen as Pilate.
Barry Dennen , who played Pontius Pilate in the original stage and film versions of Jesus Christ Superstar and earlier played a key role in Barbra Streisand’s emergence from cabaret unknown to superstar diva, died Tuesday morning in Burbank, where he was in hospice care. He was 79.
The film was shot in Israel (primarily at the ruins of Avdat , Beit Guvrin National Park , and Beit She’an) and other Middle Eastern locations in 1972.
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.
Alice Cooper was born Vincent Damon Furnier, in Detroit, Michigan, the son of a minister. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona, at a young age and still lives in the state today .
Alice Cooper and Paul Stanley of Kiss , Original Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley has opened multiple Cooper shows (joining Alice on stage for ‘School’s Out’ at one show) and the members of Kiss even appeared together at the annual Christmas pudding show in 2013, as did Ace in 2017.