Music and Audience Take Center Stage in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert’

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT -- Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Alex Rudzinski, EP/Live Television Director; Harvey Mason Jr., Music Producer; Camille A. Brown, Choreographer; Paul Tazewell, Costume Designer; David Leveaux, Director in New York on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -- (Photo by: Dia Dipasupil/NBC)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE IN CONCERT -- Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Press Junket -- Pictured: (l-r) Alex Rudzinski, EP/Live Television Director; Harvey Mason Jr., Music Producer; Camille A. Brown, Choreographer; Paul Tazewell, Costume Designer; David Leveaux, Director in New York on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -- (Photo by: Dia Dipasupil/NBC)

Legend was recruited to the project by his longtime collaborator Harvey Mason Jr., who is music producer of “Superstar.” The R&B star has been branching out in many directions in recent years, from acting to film, TV and legit production. But the willingness to take on an iconic role and show on live TV marks a new level of performance for him. “He’s so talented and so dedicated to getting these songs right,” Mason said. “He brings something of his own to the songs and that combined with respect for the original performances makes for a cool combination. That’s something I enjoy working with.”

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