|Cast overview, first billed only:|
|Sara Bareilles||Mary Magdalene|
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.
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.
So for this live musical, it will actually be filmed at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn as a live concert event. This style is little similar to Hairspray Live ! and Grease Live !, which were done in front of live studio audiences that became part of the show, however, Jesus Christ Superstar Live !
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.