Some readers may be surprised to learn who just joined the cast of NBC’s Easter Sunday special “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!” The network announced today that Alice Cooper will play King Herod in the musical.
NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt says in the announcement: “Alice Cooper, whose theatricality is the stuff of legend, is the perfect rock star to play Herod in our live production. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote a showstopping musical number for Herod and we all look forward to the ‘King of Shock Rock’ taking on the King of Judea.”
Also joining the production is British theater director David Leveaux, a five-time Tony Award nominee.
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