Jesus Would Wear Balmain Jeans

What would Jesus wear? Balmain jeans, according to the costume designer of NBC’s upcoming live production of Jesus Christ Superstar, which is set to air Easter Sunday. A reimagining of the original 1971 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, the new production stars John Legend (pictured) as Jesus, Alice Cooper as King Herod and Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene. The story is loosely based on the Gospels’ account of the last week of Jesus’ life, beginning with his arrival with his disciples in Jerusalem and ending with his crucifixion. I’m doubtful that Legend can hit all of Jesus’s high notes as written; we will see.

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