North Carolina’s Chris Daughtry plays Judas in the modern musical
On Sunday, “The Passion” (8 p.m., Fox) is a live musical retelling of the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ, but with a modern twist — it is set in present day in the city of New Orleans. The music will also be contemporary.
The all-star cast includes North Carolina native Chris Daughtry as Judas. The rest of the cast: Jencarlos Canela as Jesus; Trisha Yearwood as Mary; Seal as Pontius Pilate; and Prince Royce as Peter. It’s hosted by Tyler Perry and will open and close with songs by gospel singer Yolanda Adams.
Fox last staged a live musical in January, when it aired “Grease.”
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