Ghoulish Rock God Alice Cooper Will Play King In ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Live On NBC
Alice Cooper is putting aside the mic for a minute and stepping in front of camera’s as an actor again to take on the role of King Herod on NBC’s live special ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’. The musical being produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron.
“Alice Cooper, whose theatricality is the stuff of legend, is the perfect rock star to play Herod in our live production,” said Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment. “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.
Jesus Christ Superstar is a 1970 rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started as a rock opera concept album before its Broadway debut in 1971. The musical is sung-through, with no spoken dialogue
The TV special will air on Easter Sunday Live on NBC