The sun will come out this weekend on NBC. Annie Live!Produced by Bob Greenblatt and Neil Meron will air later this year, the network announced Wednesday.
“While we want to drive a massive audience of live broadcasts for NBC, we probably think there is no better way to bring back the network’s holiday music tradition,” said Susan Rofner, president of entertainment content at NBC. “And there is no better partner than Neil Meron and Bob Greenblatt, who maintained all the live music events during his years in NBA. C. Under their leadership Annie Live! Will bring a fresh perspective to this timeless classic, dynamic first-class creative connections with casting options that will make the whole family a must. “
“It was a joy to come back to NBC and produce a new musical, a genre that I love to bring back to my marriage with the late Neil Meron and Craig Zadan,” Greenblatt said, “and we are excited. To work with Susan Rofner and her new team because they share our belief in the power of broadcast television to bring families together in such an event. ”
Meron adds, “There are quite a few musicals that I like. Annie As you know, the vocabulary in every song and the negativistic message, especially during the endeavors we live in, is optimism. Even Franklin Roosevelt and his new deal were affected by this little orphan who believed in everyone̵7;s goodness! ”
Depend on Orphan Annie Cartoon strip original production of Annie It ran for almost six years (1977-1983) on Broadway, winning seven Tony Awards. Since then, it has become a global phenomenon both on stage and on screen. The latest adaptation of the 2015 Razzie Award starring Quvenzhané Wallis as an orphan opposite A-listers such as Jamie Foxx, Rose Byrne, Cameron Diaz and Bobby Cannavale.
Previous NBC live music productions included 2013 as well. Live music!Starring Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer; Year 2014 Peter Pan Live!Starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken; Year 2015 The Wiz Live!Which features Amber Riley, Queen Latifah, and more, and 2016. Hair spray fresh!Starring Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron, Jennifer Hudson, Kristin Chenoweth, Harvey Fierstein, and more; And year 2018 Superstar Jesus Christ is in concertStarring John Legend, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Sara Bareilles.
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