Robert Greenblatt News

NBC Orders Charles Manson Drama with David Duchovny to Series
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

NBC has given a straight-to-series 13-episode order for the drama 'Aquarius,' starring two-time Golden Globe Award winner David Duchovny in his return to broadcast television. (more...)

Amas's Rosetta Lenoire Musical Theatre Teen Academy to Present 9 TO 5, 5/2-11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy will present 9 to 5: The Musical, based on the 1980 20th Century Fox film and originally produced on Broadway by Robert Greenblatt. Directed by Christopher Scott with choreography by Monica Johnson and musical direction by Trevor Bachman, the production will feature 26 members of "The Teen Academy." Performances will begin on Friday, May 2, 2014 (and continue through May 11) at The Theatre at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street - between 1st & 2nd Aves). Tickets are $20 (adults) and $17 (students & seniors) and can be purchased by calling Ovation Tix at (212) 352-3101 or by visiting https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pr/932779. For more information please call (212) 563-2565 or visit amasmusical.org. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording Set for 2/25 Digital Release
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the original Broadway cast recording of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the new musical currently running at the Walter Kerr Theatre. The album - produced by Joel Moss and Kurt Deutsch, with Joey Parnes serving as Executive Producer - will be released by digital outlets on February 25 with the disc available in stores and online April 1. The physical CD features a 40-page booklet with complete lyrics, color photos, a synopsis by librettist Robert L. Freedman and an essay by renowned theater writer and critic David Cote. To pre-order, visit click here. (more...)

VIDEO: NBC Poll Favors Kristin Chenoweth, Neil Patrick Harris & Daniel Radcliffe for PETER PAN
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

On the heels of an announcement yesterday by NBC that their next live musical would be PETER PAN, speculation has already started on who will play the leads. (more...)

Breaking News: NBC Sets PETER PAN as Next Live Musical; Produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2014

Breaking news from the Television Critics Association, NBC has just revealed their next mega-TV musical, executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - PETER PAN! The broadcast has been scheduled for December 4, 2014. (more...)

Ghostlight to Release A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

A new Sh-K-Boom listing has revealed that the label will release a cast album for the hit Broadway musical, starring Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham. As of now, no official release date has been announced. (more...)

NBC Orders Mini-Series Sequel to Mark Burnett's THE BIBLE
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

NBC has greenlit the 12-hour miniseries “A.D.,” a follow-up to the miniseries “The Bible” that aired on History earlier this year from creators Mark Burnett and Roma Downey. (more...)

NBC Confirms Plan for 2014 Live Musical with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron
by TV News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

According to The New York Times, Robert Greenblatt, NBC's chairman of the entertainment division, has confirmed that the network will stage another live musical in 2014, with 'MUSIC' executive producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. (more...)

NBC to Air at Least One SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! Encore Prior to Christmas
by TV News Desk - Dec 04, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Universal TV production of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE will air at least one additional time prior to Christmas Day. The original broadcast will take place live tomorrow, Thursday December 5th at 8 pm. (more...)

Ellie Kemper to Star in New NBC Comedy from Tina Fey
by TV News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

NBC has ordered 13 episodes of a new singlecam comedy from multiple Emmy Award winners Tina Fey and Robert Carlock. Ellie Kemper is set to star. (more...)

7th Annual 'Evening Before' to Benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Television's biggest night took place in Century Park, CA this Saturday, September 21 st, where the entertainment industry came together for the seventh annual 'Evening Before' party, benefitting the MPTF (Motion Picture & Television Fund). (more...)

Bob Greenblatt to Remain with NBC Through 2017
by TV News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainment chairman has officially extended his contract through 2017. (more...)

UPDATE: Fox TV Studios Not Producing NBC's Hillary Clinton Miniseries; Bob Greenblatt Says Project Still 'In Development'
by TV News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

Earlier today, BWW reported that after rumors of NBC's negotiations with FOX Television Studios to produce its upcoming four-hour miniseries on the life and times of Hillary Clinton, the two companies have ended their conversation. A source at FOX told The Hollywood Reporter that talks 'fell apart over deal points more than any potential fallout' politcally. (more...)

David Janollari Signs Development Deal with NBC
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2013

Award- winning producer and network executive David Janollari, who has shepherded hit shows ranging from FRIENDS and SIX FEET UNDER to SUPERNATURAL and AWKWARD, is setting up a new production company in an exclusive deal with Universal Television, it was announced today by Bela Bajaria, Executive Vice President of Universal Television. (more...)

NBC Announces Comedies and Dramas for 2013-14 Primetime Schedule
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2013

NBC has announced a new lineup of primetime shows for the 2013-14 season that provide a winning combination of popular returning series, fresh new comedies, compelling new dramas and the latest season of "The Voice," the top reality program on television. (more...)

NBC Entertainment Promotes Bradley Melnick to EVP and CFO
by TV News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

NBC Entertainment has promoted company veteran Bradley Melnick to Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. (more...)

NBC Acquires Rights to Action Crime Series CROSSING LINES
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

NBC has acquired the U.S. television rights to the one-hour action-crime series 'Crossing Lines,' from producers Tandem Communications ('The Pillars of the Earth', 'World Without End') and Bernero Productions ('Criminal Minds,' 'Third Watch'). (more...)

NBC to Debut New Drama DO NO HARM Following 30 ROCK Finale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

NBC will premiere the new drama DO NO HARM today, January 31 (10-11 p.m. ET) following the hour-long series finale of the Emmy Award-winning '30 Rock' (8-9 p.m. ET) earlier that same night. In addition, 'Rock Center with Brian Williams' will move to Fridays beginning February 8 (10-11 p.m. ET) following 'Dateline NBC' (9-10 p.m. ET). (more...)

Review Roundup: Kevin Bacon Stars in FOX's THE FOLLOWING Premiering Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 21, 2013

Kevin Bacon stars in THE FOLLOWING, his first network TV series. The actor portrays 'Ryan Hardy', a former FBI agent who is called out of retirement in order to track down a dangerous criminal after he escapes from prison. The series premieres tonight, JANUARY 21, (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. Let see what the critics have to say! (more...)

Center Theatre Group Announces ENTER LAUGHING, THE MUSICAL Reading to Honor Carl Reiner, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2013

In honor of comedy legend Carl Reiner's 75 years in the business, Center Theatre Group is presenting a staged reading of "Enter Laughing, The Musical," which is inspired by Reiner's experiences as a young man struggling to break into theatre in New York. The one night only event directed by Stuart Ross ("Forever Plaid"), Mark Taper Forum on Monday, January 28, 2013, at 7:30 p.m. is already sold out. (more...)

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