NBC has announced its next live musical performance and who will be starring in the lead role. John Legend, the 10-time Grammy winner and multiplatinum R&B and pop star, will headline as Jesus Christ in the network’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” the “Today” show reported. The announcement of Legend’s casting was made Tuesday morning. Alice Cooper has been cast as King Herod in the rock opera concert. “Jesus Christ Superstar,” written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, hit the stage in 1971. The storyline follows the last week of Jesus’ life until the crucifixion. It will air on Easter Sunday, April 1, on NBC.