The Wiz Will Be NBC's Next Live Musical And Cirque Du Soleil Is Involved

March 31, 2015 3:46 AM

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NBC has finally locked down the network’s next big live musical production, and this time around, the channel has added an extra gimmick to entice viewers. Next TV season, fans will see The Wiz get produced for the small screen, but it won’t be just any version of The Wiz. Instead, the network has teamed up with the new “stage division” of Cirque du Soleil to rework The Wiz for TV and Broadway.

Here’s how it will work. NBC and Cirque Du Soleil will co-produce the live production, and it will air on NBC next winter on December 3. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who were also behind last year’s Peter Pan, will executive produce. The Wiz will be directed by Tony winner Kenny Leo and writer Harvey...

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