'Jesus Christ Superstar': Get a Sneak Peek at John Legend & Sara Bareilles (PHOTOS)

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Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season:2018
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Cheers to Jesus Christ Superstar Live for taking us to church. Our hands to God, it was impossible not to feel uplifted by NBC’s concert event starring John Legend, Sara Bareilles and Alice Cooper, who all gave (holy) spirited life to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s rock opera. Can we get an amen?!

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season:2018
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Sara Bareilles, John Legend, Alice Cooper, Brandon Victor Dixon and Jason Tam make up the main cast.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season:2018
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John Legend will play Jesus in the live musical event.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season:2018
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Sara Bareilles is Mary Magdalene in Jesus Christ Superstar Live.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season:2018
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Brandon Victor Dixon is playing Judas Iscariot in the musical.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season:2018
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Alice Cooper takes on the role of King Herod.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season:2018
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Jason Tam will portray Peter during the live show.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season:2018
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The cast of Jesus Christ Superstar Live pose for a group photo.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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John Legend and Jason Tam share screen time with a talented ensemble cast.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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John Legend is lifted up in song and by his castmates.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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Sara Bareilles and John Legend take their routine to the stage.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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Sara Bareilles’ Mary Magdalene can sing her heart out.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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Brandon Victor Dixon taps into his dark side to play Judas.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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John Legend’s Jesus surrounded by his ensemble.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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John Legend hits the right note in rehearsal.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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Sara Bareilles gets into character during a run-through.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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Brandon Victor Dixon rehearses a scene with John Legend.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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John Legend and Sara Bareilles really are Jesus and Mary Magdalene.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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Alice Cooper gets some backup from the band.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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Sara Bareilles shows off her vocals to Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert - Season 2018
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Alice Cooper shows some enthusiasm around David Leveaux and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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As April nears so does the highly-anticipated musical event of Jesus Christ Superstar Live.

The cast, led by John Legend and Sara Bareilles, is poised to make a splash when it airs Easter Sunday, April 1, on NBC. And in new behind-the-scenes photos, viewers have the opportunity to see what goes into making a live production of this caliber.

Click through the gallery above for all of that, as well as some pretty dazzling character portraits featuring the modern costumes and staging. Plus, catch a glimpse at cast members Alice Cooper, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Jason Tam, along with Andrew Lloyd Webber himself who assisted in rehearsals.

Jesus Christ Superstar, Sunday, April 1, 8/7c, NBC