Alice Cooper to be King Herod, ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live!’

Alice Cooper, the born again, scratch-golfing, undisputed king of shock rock will ironically have the chance to play King Herod in NBC’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live!’. The latest in a string of live TV musicals, this one is the first, to my knowledge, that features a metal-friendly icon. Said NBC Entertainment chairman, Robert Greenblatt:

Alice Cooper, whose theatricality is the stuff of legend, is the perfect rock star to play Herod in our live production… Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote a show stopping musical number for Herod and we all look forward to the ‘King of Shock Rock’ taking on the King of Judea. As the casting for ‘Superstar’ ramps up, we can feel the excitement building for this brand new concert experience of what has long been considered the original rock musical.

 

The show airs on April 1st (Easter Sunday). I do believe I’ll set my calendar. Possibly even make it a date night…

 

Quotations credit Blabbermouth

Ben Borcher

Ben Borcher

From Powell, Wyoming. Moved to San Antonio, Texas. Married, 3/kids. Faith, family, music, and mountain biking. Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Type O Negative, Opeth, Pantera, Amon Amarth, Metallica, and Johnny Cash!
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