Black to join one-off Jesus Christ Superstar show

Jack Black has signed on to play Biblical bad guy King Herod in a stage reunion of the cast of 1973 movie musical Jesus Christ Superstar.

The original stars of the film, Ted Neeley and Yvonne Elliman, will team up with castmates for the August 13 benefit show in Hollywood.

Black will replace Josh Mostel as Herod, while song and dance legend Ben Vereen will portray Judas Iscariot, a role that won him a Tony nomination in the Broadway, New York show. Carl Anderson played Judas in Norman Jewison's film version.


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