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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?

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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#1
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:06pm
What do you guys think it'll be next year? Isn't Fox doing GREASE LIVE, too?
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#2
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:11pm
I'd say it depends on the ratings for Peter Pan. If they can't duplicate last years ratings magic, then this might be the end of this grand experiment.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#2
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:14pm
Wasn't it already announced that it's "The Music Man"?
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#3
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:14pm
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#4
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:15pm
Didn't I read they were doing The Music Man?
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#5
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:16pm
I wish they'd pick "larger" characters to attract bigger stars. Think if they did something like "Bonnie & Clyde" and they were able to cast two huge stars in it, a la Carrie Underwood in Sound of Music. That's where the ratings come from. I thought this telecast so far has been so boring.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#6
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:17pm
I'd say it depends on the ratings for Peter Pan. If they can't duplicate last years ratings magic, then this might be the end of this grand experiment.
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You have to blame the producers & directors of Peter Pan for its failure tonight as it just did not work on TV. Poor casting choices direction and weirdly filmed camera angles missed the magic & fun.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#7
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:21pm
I keep trying to watch it, but it is just not magical at all.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#8
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:22pm
I wish they'd pick "larger" characters to attract bigger stars. Think if they did something like "Bonnie & Clyde" and they were able to cast two huge stars in it, a la Carrie Underwood in Sound of Music. That's where the ratings come from. I thought this telecast so far has been so boring.

^^^^^^^ 150% this
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#9
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:23pm
I think THE MUSIC MAN and OLIVER are good choices.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#10
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:25pm
The Music Man? POSSIBLY. Oliver? no.

I'm not a fan of the show, but I feel like you'd have more star casting opportunities for a show like RENT but I know parents would go NUTS complaining. But really, who wants to see The Music Man or Oliver AGAIN?
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#11
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:26pm
If NBC continues this event, it'll be a well known, up beat show. They can't afford to do it if it's The Scarlet Pimpernell or Curtains. It has to be a show people know instantly. The vast majority of viewers aren't tuning in for Kelli O'Hara or Marty Lawson as a pirate named "Pirate." They're tuning in because it's Peter Pan.

I loved the idea of Cinderella. Guys and Dolls could be fun. Oklahoma would be lovely. But it has to bbe über recognizable.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#12
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:26pm
I'd love to see another Cinderella with someone who can ACTUALLY sing soprano and R&H!
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#14
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:28pm
I could sit through Cinderella but NOT if they try to Who-ville it up like they're doing with Neverland right now.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#15
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:28pm
"They're tuning in because it's Peter Pan. "

I don't think this is entirely true - I think a large part of the draw last year was Carrie Underwood and if she could live up to it. If you get a big enough star(s) it won't matter as long as the title/basis is known enough (ie historical figures, "movie to musicals")... I think Sound of Music was the perfect choice, however.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#16
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:29pm
Holler if Ya Hear me, obvi!
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#17
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:30pm
I'm surprised a live broadcast of The Wizard of Oz hasn't been mentioned.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#18
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:33pm
If I was a big name actor and I was offered to be in a live broadcast of Wizard of Oz I'd say no. Learn to sing and dance and dress up as a scarecrow for a company that has produced two *slightly* embarrassing television broadcasts? NO THANKS!
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#19
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:33pm
My Fair Lady. Cast big names for Eliza and Higgins.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#20
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:34pm
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#21
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:34pm
Last year had a superstar. This year has an actress on an HBO show. She's well known a popular to a small portion of TV viewers. I'm like Williams and really enjoy Girls, but she isn't a star. The biggest name is Christoher Walken and his performance has been "special" not special.

I agree people tuned in for the star last year. This year, I think the show's name and familiarity are drawing more then any actor.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#22
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:34pm
I would rather see The Wiz than The Wizard of Oz.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#23
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:35pm
According to a recent interview Zadan and Meron, NBC has optioned Music Man, though it is not definite that that will be the musical.
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The 2015 NBC Live Musical?#24
Posted: 12/4/14 at 10:35pm
I can see them doing "Rock of Ages". Everyone knows the songs.. it's funny. and isnt BORING