Led by the R&B hitmaker John Legend, NBC’s live, multicultural telecast of the early-1970s musical was a conceptual and artistic triumph.
John Legend steps into the sandals of Jesus. And Benedict Cumberbatch stars in a new movie about grief and loss.
Mr. Legend, Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper and Brandon Victor Dixon, the lead actors in NBC’s upcoming live performance of “Jesus Christ Superstar,” discuss the play, their faith and musical theater.
Mr. Mills, a Grammy nominee for albums by John Legend and Perfume Genius, said his goal is always “to make this better than all the other records the artist has done.”
The film moves through the present moment — political, racial, representational — with blinders on, our critic writes.
On “Darkness and Light,” Mr. Legend treats love as something far more complex than a panacea and a fount of perpetual reassurance.
Ten songs, videos and unearthed live recordings that caught our critics’ attention this week, from Giorgio Moroder’s “Good for Me” to Coldplay’s “Everglow.”
Magnificent Coloring Day, held in the South Side of Chicago, was an act of civic responsibility, pride and emotional investment.
Mr. Morton, who plays Rowan Pope on “Scandal,” returns to the theater in “Turn Me Loose,” which is about the comedian and activist Dick Gregory.