NBC announces plans for another live musical
After the huge ratings success of Sound of Music Live!, NBC has announced plans for another live musical next holiday season, EW has confirmed.
In an interview with the New York Times, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said they were “circling a couple of titles” that could be staged next year, to be led by Sound of Music producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan. “All weekend, people have been calling us and emailing us,” Greenblatt told the Times. “Rights holders of musicals have said, ‘Please do one of our shows.’ We’re excited to try it again.”
Meron and Zadan didn’t give any specific casting information, or say if they would try to reunite most of the Sound of Music cast once again.