Bob Greenblatt, the former NBC Entertainment chairman who was responsible for NBC's foray into live TV musicals, is teaming with Neil Meron, who produced those musicals with his late producing partner Craig Zadan, on Annie Live! Airing this holiday season, Annie Live! landed at NBC after being shopped at all four major broadcast networks. “NBC is where we started these live musicals and I still have so much affection for it,” said Greenblatt. “I’m also so gratified to be working with this creative team, a group of people who are the best at what they do.” Annie Live first hit Broadway in 1977 with hit songs including “Tomorrow,” “It’s A Hard-Knock Life,” “Maybe,” “Little Girls,” “Easy Street,” and “NYC."
TOPICS: NBC, Annie Live!, Neil Meron, Robert Greenblatt, TV Musicals