After the success of “Grease: Live,” Fox is already airing another live musical. On Palm Sunday, the network will air “The Passion,” a modern retelling about the last hours of Jesus Christ’s (Jencarlos Canela) life. The show, which is narrated and hosted by Tyler Perry, will be a massive production, and fans will want to make sure they watch the event live.
There are a few ways to tune in. Viewers can watch on TV by tuning in to Fox. Those with an internet connection can live-stream “The Passion” by using either the Fox website or the Fox Now app and logging in with information from their cable provider. Those who tune in early on the app will also get to watch a special pre-show at 7:30 p.m. EST. Unfortunately, live-streaming is only an option in certain cities. See if yours is on the list here.
The event kicks off at 8 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 20, and it will run until 10 p.m. EST. The show will be available via On Demand the next day and on Netflix Tuesday, but if it’s anything like “Grease: Live,” viewers don’t want to miss the Monday morning water cooler talk about the show.
Watch a trailer for “The Passion” below:
“The Passion” is going to take place in New Orleans with an all-star cast that includes Chris Daughtry, Trisha Yearwood, Seal, Prince Royce and more. They’ll be joined by a live audience of over 25,000 people, Variety reports.
Don’t expect the soundtrack of “The Passion” to sound like a typical church choir. The songs will be covers of hits from Katy Perry, Celine Dion, Imagine Dragons, Whitney Houston and more. Music producer Adam Anders explained that contemporary music is crucial to the live event.
“If you want to re-tell this classic powerful story in a modern way, the only way to do it is through music, and then you add this music that people already love, it takes it to the next level,” Anders told Variety. “I think when I worked on ‘Glee,’ part of the success of that show is that everybody got something that they loved from and that’s something that I’ve taken from there. We need to give everybody something to reflect our diverse cast and diverse audience.”
Tune in to “The Passion” live on Fox at 8 p.m. EST Sunday.