Happy Easter! Putting on my Easter Bonnet…

Welcome to the Western World’s second most conflicted holiday — another combo religious/solstice holiday which raises strong passion from both sides … let’s call them the Crosses vs the Bunnies for this one, which is the quarterly follow-up to the big Mangers vs Santas debate at winter solstice. Looking forward to a nice quiet and non-controversial secular July 4th Holiday for summer solstice…

For us, today is about musical theatre and specifically tonight’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert event on NBC at 8pm (everywhere — it’s time delayed on the West Coast which is a fun way to read the reviews in advance of viewing). Here’s a bit about the show:

From executive producers Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tim Rice, Marc Platt, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron comes NBC’s next live musical spectacular, the groundbreaking rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert,” starring John Legend, Alice Cooper and Sara Bareilles.

Set during the final week of Jesus’ life, the story is told from the perspective of infamous betrayer Judas Iscariot. As more and more followers flock to Jesus, Judas grows concerned that Jesus is becoming arrogant and losing sight of his principles. So when Jesus attacks the money changers in a temple, Judas finally turns on his teacher, setting both on a path to tragedy. Originally conceived as a concept album that hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts, the show eventually made its way to the stage in 1971 and garnered five Tony nominations in addition to winning a Drama Desk Award for Andrew Lloyd Webber. Now this globally celebrated classic comes to NBC in 2018 for a one-of-a-kind live staging on Easter Sunday that’s sure to amaze with jaw-dropping spectacle and an all-star cast of beloved recording artists. The special will air from 8-10:15pm ET/PT.

Happy Easter everyone!

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