NBC is giving more responsibility to NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt, adding oversight of the NBCUniversal live stage division, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The story reports: “Universal Pictures President Jimmy Horowitz, who has been leading Universal Stage Productions, among his other duties, will continue to head USP, which is expanding its focus to include all of NBCUniversal’s properties.”
In a statement, Greenblatt said, “Broadway and the touring business are very robust right now, and while a blockbuster like ‘Wicked’ doesn’t come along every day, I’m eager to extend more of our filmed entertainment to the stage as well as branch out into original ideas.”
Greenblatt has maintained his work in live theater while working as a television executive, producing 2009’s “9 to 5: The Musical,” among other productions. He’s also overseeing NBC’s upcoming live broadcast of “Peter Pan.”