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Why Fox says you don't need faith to enjoy 'The Passion,' a live show about Jesus' crucifixion

Why Fox says you don't need faith to enjoy 'The Passion,' a live show about Jesus' crucifixion

On Sunday, Fox is praying for a Christian miracle: that masses of viewers will tune in for a live two-hour musical extravaganza about the last week of Jesus' life on Earth.

"The Passion" stars Cuban American telenovela star Jencarlos Canela as Jesus, with country singer Trisha Yearwood as Mary, pop hitmaker Seal as Pontius Pilate and former "American Idol" rocker Chris Daughtry as the traitorous disciple Judas.

Tyler Perry will narrate the story as a crowd guides a 20-foot illuminated cross through the streets of New Orleans. It's Perry's hometown, "the perfect place," he says, because of its resurrection after Hurricane...

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