Editor’s note: While I haven’t yet prescreened THE PASSION, coming Sunday night on FOX, I’m excited to see it. We’re sharing this information for you and your family but are not making an editorial review since we’ve not yet seen the event. Blessings! Lisa M. Hendey
‘THE PASSION’ musical event airs live from New Orleans Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016
Two-hour event produced by dick clark productions, Eye2Eye Media and Anders Media Inc.
NEW ORLEANS, March 17, 2016 – THE PASSION, a two-hour epic musical event, will air LIVE from New Orleans on Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016 (8:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. THE PASSION, written by Peter Barsocchini (“High School Musical”), tells the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth through passages from the Bible and a variety of popular music, sung by the cast, and arranged specifically for this event by executive producer and hit music producer Adam Anders (“Glee,” “Rock of Ages”).
The event will follow the dramatic and inspirational story of 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 event will unfold live at some of New Orleans’ most iconic locations, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from outside the Superdome to the live stage at Woldenburg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.
Tyler Perry will host and narrate THE PASSION, which features a star-studded cast: platinum-selling, multiple-Grammy Award-, CMA Award- and ACM Award-winning artist Trisha Yearwood (Mary, mother of Jesus); multi-platinum artist Chris Daughtry (the disciple Judas); multi-platinum singer-songwriter Seal (Pontius Pilate), star of multiple TV productions and accomplished singer Jenclarlos Canela (Jesus Christ), critically-acclaimed singer, songwriter and musician Michael W. Smith (disciple), triple-platinum singer-songwriter Prince Royce (the disciple Peter) and Grammy Award-winning gospel singer Yolanda Adams (special guest).
THE PASSION is produced by dick clark productions. Allen Shapiro (CEO, dick clark productions), Mike Mahan (President, dick clark productions), Mark Bracco (Executive Vice President, Programing and Development, dick clark productions), Jacco Doornbos (CEO and Creative Director of Eye2Eye Media), Adam Anders (CEO, Anders Media Inc.) and David Grifhorst (“The Passion: Netherlands”) will serve as executive producers. Robert Deaton (“CMA Awards”) also will serve as executive producer and showrunner.
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- Check out the official website for THE PASSION: www.ThePASSION.com.
- Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/P-Hx7NJZ3sU.