Annie Live! will be NBC’s first live musical broadcast since 2019’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, starring John Legend and Sara Bareilles. Past productions include The Sound of Music, Peter Pan and Hairspray.
“When we decided to bring back NBC’s holiday musical tradition, we were looking for something that was critically acclaimed and universally beloved—and while that’s definitely the case with Annie,” Susan Rovner, the chairman of entertainment content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming, said in a statement obtained by E! News.
Get the first look at the highly-anticipated musical above!
Annie Live! will be executive produced by Robert Greenblatt, Neil Meron and Alex Rudzinsky, with Lear deBessonet and Alex Rudzinski co-directing. Choreography will be led by Sergio Trujillo. Jason Sherwood will oversee production design. Stephen Oremus will orchestrate the music direction. Emilio Sosa will lead costume design. The live event is being produced by Chloe Productions.
Annie Live! will air Thursday, Dec. 2 at 8 p.m. on NBC.
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