AceShowbiz - When FOX is done airing "Grease" live on January 31, the network is tackling biblical story in its next live musical production. It will air live from New Orleans on March 20, 2016 with New Orleans native %cTyler Perry% as a host and narrator. It will tell the story of Jesus Christ with the music arranged by Adam Anders ("Glee", "Rock of Ages").
Based on a Dutch production that has been produced annually since 2011, the live musical is called "The Passion". Set in modern day, it follows the last hours of Jesus Christ before he was crucified. It will feature a 20-foot, illuminated cross being carried from Champion Square outside the Superdome to the Woldenburg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.
"The Passion is both wonderfully entertaining and genuinely inspirational," said Fox Entertainment president David Madden. "Tyler Perry is the perfect host to lead the cast - and viewers - through the streets of New Orleans in this contemporary re-telling of a timeless story."