NBC has announced that “The Wiz” is set to be its next live musical performance following the great success of “The Sound of Music” and the not-so stellar but still decent performance of “Peter Pan”.
On top of that, Cirque du Soleil is onboard the project with plans to bring the show to Broadway in 2016. Kenny Leon (“A Raisin in the Sun”) will direct the production.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will produce the live event as well as the Broadway revival, while Tony winner and Broadway icon Harvey Fierstein will contribute new material to the original book by William F. Brown.
The show is currently slated for a December 3rd airing.
Source: The Live Feed