Prince Royce, 'The Passion' Premiere: Bachata Singer To Play Disciple In Fox's Live Religious Musical

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Prince Royce on stage at Grand Slam Party Latino at Marlins Park on December 5, 2015 in Miami, Florida. Rodrigo Varela/Getty Images

While Prince Royce is helping promote his girlfriend's Emeraude Toubia's role in the show "Shadow Hunters," we are stoked with the news of his upcoming venture. It's been revealed that the Dominican singer will be part of Fox's forthcoming live religious musical, "The Passion," where Royce will portray disciple Peter, one of Jesus' closest and loyal confidantes.

Country singer Trisha Yearwood, on the other hand, is set to play the leading role of Virgin Mary, the network announced earlier this month at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour. The biblical live musical, according to Billboard, "tells the 2,000-year-old story of the last hours of Jesus Christ’s life on earth through a variety of popular music, sung by the cast including Yearwood and Royce, and arranged by executive producer Adam Anders (Glee)." 

"The Passion," which will showcase live in New Orleans and feature a procession, is hosted and narrated by Tyler Perry and will air on Palm Sunday (March 20).

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Jessica Lucia Roiz

Jessica L. Roiz is a Miami-based bilingual journalist of Nicaraguan descent. In addition to Latin Times, she's published in VOXXI, The Miami Herald, Huffington Post, La Opinion, El Nuevo Herald, The Latin Kitchen and more. With over 10-years experience in digital media, she's nothing but passionate and creative with her work. When she's not writing or editing videos, she can be found listening to rock en Español, dancing bachata, reading Paulo Coelho, missing Selena Quintanilla or relaxing in Nicaragua. She's also the founder of ALoNica con la Roiz and PulsoPOP