NBC has given us a first look at Alice Cooper in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live’, which is set to air on Easter Sunday (1 April).
The special will be directed by BBC theatre director David Leveaux.
When Cooper was announced as Herod late last year, Chairman of NBC Entertainment Robert Greenblatt said in a statement: “Alice Cooper, whose theatricality is the stuff of legend, is the perfect rock star to play Herod in our live production.
“Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote a showstopping musical number for Herod, and we all look forward to the ‘King Of Shock Rock’ taking on the King of Judea.”
Meanwhile, Cooper is set to be played by ‘The Mighty Boosh”s Noel Fielding in a new series of Sky Arts’ ‘Urban Myths’, which is due to air on 12 April.
Fielding will appear in the episode ‘The Dali and the Cooper’, which will tell the story of Cooper befriending artist Salvador Dali (played by David Suchet) in 1973 and attending a bizarre birthday party at Dali’s home.