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What to Watch on Sunday: 'Jesus Christ Superstar' goes live with John Legend

The ensemble cast of "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert": (L-R) center: Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, John Legend as Jesus Christ, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas Iscariot, Jason Tam as Peter. Front: Alice Cooper as King Herod.
The ensemble cast of "Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert": (L-R) center: Sara Bareilles as Mary Magdalene, John Legend as Jesus Christ, Brandon Victor Dixon as Judas Iscariot, Jason Tam as Peter. Front: Alice Cooper as King Herod. James Dimmock/NBC

Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert (8 p.m., NBC) — The award-winning Broadway rock-opera based on the final week of Jesus' life is re-imagined as a live concert event with an all-star cast including John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper and Brandon Victor Dixon. It will be performed in front of an audience at the Marcy Armory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Billions (10 p.m., Showtime) — Chuck tries to cash in a favor owed to him by an honorable judge, and Wendy helps Taylor weather their first major crisis.

NC Bookwatch (Noon, UNC-TV) — Daniel Wallace talks about his new book “Extraordinary Adventures.”

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