There will be no Wells Fargo wagon comin' down the street this year
After announcing last year that it had secured the rights to The Music Man, NBC has instead chosen to make The Wiz its next live musical effort, the network announced Monday.
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“We love this yearly tradition and we’re more excited than ever to not only bring another Broadway musical to America’s living rooms, but also see it land on Broadway as well,” said NBC chairman Robert Greenblatt, who had teased the possibility of the switch back in January.
Executive producer duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron — who oversaw 2014's Peter Pan with Allison Williams and 2013's The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood — will once again helm the live production, which will also feature performers from Cirque du Soleil Read more...
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Just a few months into his job as a contributor to Comedy Central's The Daily Show, Trevor Noah on Monday received a huge promotion that will put him into one of the most high-profile seats on television.
Comedy Central didn't always plan for it to work out that way, but shortly after Jon Stewart announced his plans to depart as host, the network found itself tasked with putting together a short list of possible replacements. Those names included Noah from the get-go, according to Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless.
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