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SOUND OFF Special Edition: Ease On Down The Road! 10 Fabulous Features Of THE WIZ, 2015's Live NBC MusicalSOUND OFF Special Edition: Ease On Down The Road! 10 Fabulous Features Of THE WIZ, 2015's Live NBC Musical
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 1, 2015

This week it was announced that NBC would be following up its successful broadcasts of THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! and PETER PAN LIVE! with an all-star new production of popular 1970s R&B musical THE WIZ and today we celebrate some of the most tantalizing aspects of the entertainment event. Given the fact that THE WIZ is based on one of the most cherished and timeless stories ever written, L. Frank Baum's THE WIZARD OF OZ, the potential for this new live presentation of THE WIZ to become a widely-viewed take on one of the most well-known tales of all time, poised to introduce a classic to a whole new generation, is doubly stacked. (more...)

Breaking News: NBC Sets THE WIZ as 2015 Live Musical; Broadway Revival in the Works!Breaking News: NBC Sets THE WIZ as 2015 Live Musical; Broadway Revival in the Works!
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 30, 2015

NBC will debut a new live television production of the hit Broadway musical 'The Wiz' on Thursday, Dec. 3, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. (more...)

Taylor Swift, Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy, and MANY More Stars to Take the Stage in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's 40th Anniversary SpecialTaylor Swift, Jim Carrey, Eddie Murphy, and MANY More Stars to Take the Stage in SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE's 40th Anniversary Special
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2015

NBC will air a star-studded, three-hour live special today, Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the iconic franchise 'Saturday Night Live.' It appears that just about every single comic actor who has performed in America will take the stage for the event, and BroadwayWorld brings you a list of confirmed stars below! (more...)

Emma Stone, Bradley Cooper Join SNL's 40th Anniversary Special Guest ListEmma Stone, Bradley Cooper Join SNL's 40th Anniversary Special Guest List
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

'ELEPHANT MAN's Bradley Cooper and CABARET star Emma Stone have been added to the guest list for NBC's upcoming Saturday Night Live's SNL 40th Anniversary Special, (more...)

Two-Time Olivier Nominee to Join A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on BroadwayTwo-Time Olivier Nominee to Join A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

It was announced today that two-time Olivier Award nominee Scarlett Strallen will take over the role of 'Sibella' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, beginning Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Her predecessor Lisa O'Hare exits the production on February 8, 2015 after originating the role at Hartford Stage, then in San Diego at The Old Globe, and finally on Broadway at The Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt Poses with Talent at NBC's Cocktail ReceptionPhoto Flash: NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt Poses with Talent at NBC's Cocktail Reception
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Robert Greenblatt, Chairman of NBC Entertainment recently posed with talent at NBC's 2015 TCA Winter Press Tour Cocktail Reception at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, CA. Check out the photos below, featuring cast members from CHICAGO FIRE, CHICAGO PD, and THE SLAP. (more...)

Photo Flash: NBC Executives Pose With Network's New Stars at 2014 TCA Winter TourPhoto Flash: NBC Executives Pose With Network's New Stars at 2014 TCA Winter Tour
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Robert Greenblatt (Chairman, NBC Entertainment) and Jennifer Salke (President, NBC Entertainment) took a moment to pose with the network's stars during NBC's 2015 TCA Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington Hotel & Spa, Pasadena, CA. Scroll down for photos with the casts of ALLEGIANCE, ODYSSEY, ONE BIG HAPPY, A.D. and more! (more...)

Eva Longoria to Return to TV in New NBC Comedy TELENOVELAEva Longoria to Return to TV in New NBC Comedy TELENOVELA
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

In her return to a starring role on primetime television, NBC is teaming with SAG Award winner and multi-nominee Eva Longoria on the half-hour comedy series “Telenovela.” (more...)

NBC Developing Underground Railroad-Themed Broadway Musical w/ Score by Stevie WonderNBC Developing Underground Railroad-Themed Broadway Musical w/ Score by Stevie Wonder
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

'Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From the Underground Railroad' is in development as a stage musical from Broadway producer Tara Smith's Triptyk Studios, Brian LaRoda and Universal Stage Productions, with Wonder attached to provide the score. (more...)

NBC to Air New Historical Mini-Series FREEDOM RUN Produced by Stevie WonderNBC to Air New Historical Mini-Series FREEDOM RUN Produced by Stevie Wonder
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

NBC is bringing both the heartbreaking and uplifting stories during one of America's most tumultuous periods to television in adapting author and Pulitzer Prize finalist Betty DeRamus' acclaimed book “Forbidden Fruit: Love Stories From the Underground Railroad” as an epic eight-hour miniseries titled “Freedom Run.” (more...)

BREAKING: NBC Options Rights to THE WIZ for Next Live TV BroadcastBREAKING: NBC Options Rights to THE WIZ for Next Live TV Broadcast
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 16, 2015

NBC's entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt has just revealed that the network's next live musical broadcast will be either 1957's THE MUSIC MAN or an updated version of 1978's THE WIZ. (more...)

Music Legend Dolly Parton Signs Development Deal with NBCMusic Legend Dolly Parton Signs Development Deal with NBC
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

NBC has signed a development deal with Dolly Parton, one of the most honored female country musicians of all time and an American icon. (more...)

Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty & More Will Reunite for The Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit ConcertKatharine McPhee, Megan Hilty & More Will Reunite for The Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Actors Fund will soon present a one-night-only concert presentation of BOMBSHELL - The Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC's Golden Globe-nominated television series SMASH. The benefit for The Actors Fund is set to take place on June 8, 2015 in New York City. Star of the series, Katharine McPhee told Zap2It in a recent interview that she would return for the concert, which will also star Megan, Hilty, Anjelica Huston and Debra Messing. McPhee told Zap2It: It's going to be so fun. That was such a great, really fun -- another really special job.' (more...)

The Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert Moved to 6/8The Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert Moved to 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, The Actors Fund will soon present a one-night-only concert presentation of BOMBSHELL - The Marilyn Monroe musical from NBC's Golden Globe-nominated television series SMASH. The benefit for The Actors Fund was previously set to take place on June 15, but the concert has now officially been moved to June 8, 2015 in New York City. (more...)

NBC Announces Debut Dates for Midseason Dramas, Comedies and Event SeriesNBC Announces Debut Dates for Midseason Dramas, Comedies and Event Series
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

NBC has announced premiere dates for its burgeoning midseason schedule — dramas “The Blacklist,” “Allegiance, “Night Shift,” “A.D.” and “Odyssey,” event series “The Slap,” and comedies “One Big Happy” and “Undateable.” (more...)

VIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Covers Swift's 'Shake It Off' at TrevorLIVE BenefitVIDEO: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Covers Swift's 'Shake It Off' at TrevorLIVE Benefit
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Below, watch Jesse Tyler Ferguson take on Taylor Swift's hit single 'Shake It Off' at the star-studded event! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Darren Criss, Alex Newell, Jessica Sanchez and More Perform at TrevorLIVEPhoto Flash: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Darren Criss, Alex Newell, Jessica Sanchez and More Perform at TrevorLIVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Last night at the Hollywood Palladium, The Trevor Project celebrated 16 years of its life-saving, life-affirming work, which provide crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) teens and young adults. The high-profile annual event, TrevorLIVE Los Angeles, was presented by Wells Fargo and hosted by Jennifer Coolidge. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Photo: Proud Papa Brian Williams & Daughter Allison Celebrate at PETER PAN LIVE After PartyPhoto: Proud Papa Brian Williams & Daughter Allison Celebrate at PETER PAN LIVE After Party
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

NBC has released a photo of PETER PAN LIVE! star Allison Williams surrounded by her proud dad, Brian Williams (more...)

NBC's Greenblatt on Live Musical Broadcast: 'We're Already Putting Next One Together'NBC's Greenblatt on Live Musical Broadcast: 'We're Already Putting Next One Together'
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

In a statement released today, NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt revealed, 'We're very pleased with the Peter Pan ratings and it was a great night for NBC. (more...)

NBC's PETER PAN LIVE! Ratings More Than Doubles Network's Thursday Season AverageNBC's PETER PAN LIVE! Ratings More Than Doubles Network's Thursday Season Average
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

After months of hype and anticipation, NBC last night aired its live broadcast of the classic musical PETER PAN. The production starred Allison Williams as the boy who refuses to grow up and Oscar winner Christopher Walken as the villainous Captain Hook. (more...)

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