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Singer John Legend will play Jesus Christ in NBC’s upcoming live musical ‘Jesus Christ Superstar,” the LA Times reports.

The show will air on Easter Day of 2018.

Legend tweeted his excitement over the project, elated that the man behind the original production celebrated his casting.

“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,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt told press.

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

His proud wife, Chrissy Teigen celebrated the announcement by asking, “How are they gonna fit u in the manger?”

With this new role, Legend is perfectly poised to reach EGOT status, having already won in the Grammy, Oscar & Tony category.



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