NBC has its next live musical production in the works, with plans unveiled today at the Television Critics Association press tour to present “Hairspray” in December of this year, The New York Times reports.
The production follows live presentations by the network of “The Sound of Music” in 2013, “Peter Pan” in 2014 and “The Wiz” last year. NBC Entertainment Chairman Robert Greenblatt made the announcement.
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produced a 2007 feature version of “Hairspray,” will produce the NBC version. The musical began as a 1988 John Waters film starring Ricki Lake, with an eight-time Tony-winning Broadway version launching in 2002.