Rocker Alice Cooper is set to play King Herod, ruler of Judea, in NBC’s upcoming live broadcast of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s classic musical “Jesus Christ Superstar”.
The musical is set during the final week of Jesus’ life, the story is told from the perspective of infamous betrayer Judas Iscariot. As more and more followers flock to Jesus, Judas grows concerned that Jesus is becoming arrogant and losing sight of his principles.
Previously adapted for film in 1973, the production contains such memorable songs as the title track along with “What’s the Buzz,” “Everything’s Alright” and “I Don’t Know How to Love Him”. No other cast members have been announced at this time.
British theater director and five-time Tony nominee David Leveaux will helm the show which Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will executive produce. The show airs on Easter Sunday, April 1st.