Composer-lyricist of Waitress the Musical Sara Bareilles has just announced on Twitter that she has landed her dream role of playing Mary Magdalene in NBC’s upcoming live concert of Jesus Christ Superstar this coming Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018.
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) January 6, 2018
She will be playing the role opposite John Legend, who will play the title role, and Alice Cooper who will play King Herod. According to Playbill.com, the live concert version will be staged in front of a live audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Welcome, Sara! Excited to sing with you! https://t.co/UFLTXqYbi7
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 6, 2018
— Alice Cooper (@alicecooper) January 6, 2018
Jesus Christ Superstar composer Andrew Lloyd Webber also expressed his excitement.
“It’s an absolute thrill to have a Tony-nominated composer as our Mary Magdalene,” Andrew Lloyd Webber on @SaraBareilles joining the @JCSTheMusical Live! On @NBC this Easter #TeamALWhttps://t.co/vqteun931p
— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) January 6, 2018
Sara Bareilles is set to reprise her starring role for a limited engagement as Jenna Hunterson in Waitress the Musical from January 16 until February 15, 2018.