The Wiz will officially be NBC’s next big musical project and the production will head to Broadway after its big debut on television!
The update of the classic show will air on Thursday, December 3 and it will be co-produced in a partnership with Cirque du Soleil. It will then go to Broadway for the 2016-17 season.
“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,” NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. He called the future Broadway production “a natural next step for our live musical events.”
This is the third show NBC has produced in recent years, following The Sound of Music and Peter Pan. Fox is also getting into the game with a production of Grease this year.