Last night, April 1st, Easter Sunday, NBC held their big Jesus Christ: Superstar live musical event. As previously reported, shock rocker Alice Cooper played the role of King Herrod and got overwhelmingly positive reviews. The title role was played by John Legend.
Entertainment Weekly noted "For an extra dose of charisma, we needed to look no further than Alice Cooper, who delivered a delicious dollop of camp as King Herod. Striding down the steps in a gaudy orange suit, twirling a skull-headed cane, and trailed by Vegas-style showgirls, Cooper literally stopped the show to soak up the crowd’s adulation after his delightfully sneery performance of 'King Herod’s Song.' For all the singers who took us to church with this production of Superstar, Cooper was the one who had the most fun playing God."