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NBC Reveals ‘The Wiz’ as Next Live TV Musical Special

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Elizabeth Wagmeister, VARIETY MAGAZINE

 
NEW YORK (VARIETY)—NBC will ease on down the road for its next live musical television event. “The Wiz” will take center stage on Thursday, Dec. 3, the net announced Monday.

Following the success of its past TV musicals, “The Wiz” marks NBC’s third production, after “The Sound of Music Live!” starring Carrie Underwood and “Peter Pan Live!” in which Allison Williams played the title character.

“The Wiz” will be co-produced by Cirque du Soleil’s new stage theatrical division. After the television event, the musical will make its Broadway revival for the 2016-17 season, also presented by Cirque du Soleil.

Casting for both projects is yet to be announced.

 

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