About the Show
On Palm Sunday, March 20, 2016, FOX presented THE PASSION, a two-hour musical event, airing LIVE from New Orleans, that told the 2000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth. Hosted and narrated by actor, writer, producer, director and New Orleans native Tyler Perry (“The Haves and The Have Nots,” “Gone Girl”), the special featured a cast of big stars performing a variety of popular music, arranged by executive producer and hit music producer Adam Anders (“Glee,” “Rock of Ages”).
Set in modern day, THE PASSION followed the dramatic and inspirational story of Jesus of Nazareth, as he presided over the Last Supper, and then was betrayed by Judas, put on trial by Pontius Pilate, convicted, crucified and resurrected. The story unfolded live at some of New Orleans’ most iconic locations, while featuring a procession of hundreds of people carrying a 20-foot, illuminated cross from Champion Square outside the Superdome to the live stage at Woldenburg Park on the banks of the Mississippi River.