Slide some oil to the Peacock…NBC has announced that its next live musical television event will be The Wiz to air Thursday, Dec. 3,reports Variety.
The Wiz marks NBC’s third live musical production, after The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood and Peter Pan Live! in which Brian Williams’ daughter 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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