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By Oluwatobi Opusunju 

Talented American singer, John Legend is to play the character of Jesus  in NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”.

John Legend

The concert is scheduled to hold in March next year, 2018 during Easter.

NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt while speaking about it in a statement said:

“This score demands a singer with an amazing range and an actor with great depth, and there isn’t anyone better to bring this story to a new audience. 

 “His casting is also groundbreaking as the traditional image of Christ will be seen in a new way.”

Speaking about it, the elated singer said, “It’s such a powerful, meaningful musical and I’m humbled to be part of this performance. We’ve already formed an incredible team, and, as we finish casting, I’m certain we will put together some of the greatest talents around to do this work justice.”

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