Alice Cooper on Being Typecast as Herod in ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’

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Over the past half a century, Alice Cooper has perfected the role of rock’s greatest heel. Every night onstage, he mimes fighting and killing his costumed stagehands while singing dark-hued hits like “I’m Eighteen” and “School’s Out” until he gets his comeuppance when he’s strapped to a life-sized guillotine. So when it comes to extracurricular activities like acting, such as his upcoming portrayal of King Herod in NBC’s live performance of Jesus Christ Superstar this weekend, he almost begs to be typecast.

“Wouldn’t you know that they would give me the part of the villain?” says the singer, who is mild-mannered and very funny offstage, a hint of amusement in his voice. “When this opportunity came across, they said, ‘Hey, why don’t you be in Jesus Christ Superstar?’ And I said, ‘I’m either Judas or Herod, right?’ And they said, ‘Herod.’ I said, ‘OK, I knew that was coming.'” He laughs.

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ALICE COOPER ANNOUNCES SUMMER 2018 NORTH AMERICAN

Rock icon Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album Paranormal last July via earMUSIC, has announced his summer 2018 tour plans. Following on his current “A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper” March run, the tireless legend will embark on another North American trek. The summer tour kicks off on August 3 at the Wisconsin State Fair and winds through the U.S. and Canada before wrapping up in September.

This leg is also “A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper.” The Las Vegas and Los Angeles dates will feature special guest — guitarist Ace Frehley.

Click here for all tour date information.

Listen to Paranormal on Spotify here.

In other Alice Cooper news, he will portray King Herod in the upcoming live television production of Jesus Christ Superstar! The show is set to air on Easter Sunday (April 1) on NBC.

ALICE COOPER ON TOUR:

8/3 — West Allis, WI — Wisconsin State Fair
8/5 — Sioux Falls, SD — Washington Pavilion
8/6 — Kansas City, MO — Kauffman Center for The Performing Arts
8/8 — Colorado Springs, CO — Pike’s Peak Center
8/10 — Las Vegas, NV — The Chelsea
8/12 — Los Angeles, CA — Greek Theatre
8/14 — San Jose, CA — City National Civic
8/15 — Jackson, CA — Jackson Rancheria Casino
8/18 — Bonner, MT — Kettlehouse Amphitheater
8/19 — Everett, WA — Angel of the Winds Arena
8/20 — Vancouver, BC — Queen Elizabeth Theatre
8/22 — Calgary, AB — Southern Jubilee Auditorium
8/23 — Edmonton, AB — Northern Jubilee Auditorium
8/25 — Saskatoon, SK — SaskTel Centre
8/26 — Estevan, SK — Affinity Place
8/28 — Winnipeg, MB — Burton Cummings Theatre
8/29 — Thunder Bay, ON — Thunder Bay Community Auditorium
8/30 — St. Paul, MN — Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
9/1 — Ft. Wayne, IN — Foellinger Theatre
9/2 — Huber Heights, OH — Rose Music Center at The Heights
9/4 — Cincinnati, OH — Taft Theatre
9/6 — New York, NY — Beacon Theatre
9/7 — York, PA — York Fair

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Brian Slagel on Nights with Alice Cooper

Alice chats with Brian Slagel, owner and CEO of Metal Blade Records in a new interview on Nights With Alice Cooper! Check it out HERE.

 

New Interview with Alice Cooper on Jesus Christ Superstar

NBC New York caught up with Alice for details on the highly anticipated “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert” and how he is getting into the role of King Herod. Check it out below!

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