'The Wiz' Producers on How the Oscars Turned NBC's Live Musical Into a Hit — and Why 'Peter Pan' Was a "Mistake"

December 4, 2015 7:33 PM

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'The Wiz' Producers on How the Oscars Turned NBC's Live Musical Into a Hit — and Why 'Peter Pan' Was a "Mistake"

For NBC, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, the third time was the charm.

The Wiz, Zadan and Meron's third live staged musical for NBC, changed the narrative for the network and — at least for now — ended the practice of "hate watching." The production, starring newcomer Shanice Williams, was a hit with critics and spiked from 2014's Peter Pan — though falling short ratin...

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