NBC Eyes ‘The Wiz’ As Live Musical With Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Producing

January 16, 2015 6:49 PM

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NBC Eyes ‘The Wiz’ As Live Musical With Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Producing

UPDATED: At the upfronts in May, NBC’s Bob Greenblatt said the network was planning a Music Man production as its next live musical from The Sound of Music and Peter Pan executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. That project is still on track, but this morning at the TCA press tour Greenblatt said the network also has closed a rights deal for The Wizard Of Oz-themed The Wiz. I’ve learned that that live musical too will be shepherded by Zadan and Meron.

Despite the softer numbers for Peter Pan last month vs. the huge ratings for The Sound Of Music in 2013, NBC is not abandoning the franchise and is still set to do another musical next holiday season, Greenblatt said. Music Man and The Wiz will be the titles for 2015 and 2016, but The Wiz could go f...

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