Just when you thought the whole “live musical” genre was getting a bit stale, Jesus tap-dancing Christ is coming to town, courtesy of host/narrator Tyler Perry:
Set in modern day, The Passion follows Jesus of Nazareth as he presides over the Last Supper, and then is betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. The story will be staged live at iconic New Orleans, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from Champion Square outside the Superdome to the live stage at Woldenburg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.
The musical will premiere on Fox the week before Easter. And the snarky tweets will premiere about two months before that.
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