Top 10 Musicals NBC should produce

By Noah Golden,

It’s been confirmed that NBC will air another live musical broadcast in 2014 after their Sound Of Music broadcast was viewed over 18 million viewers. In order to get ready for next year, we've put together a top 10 list of musicals that NBC should consider for their next broadcast keeping in consideration the target audience (sadly no Spring Awakening or Sweeney Todd for instance), music and do-ability.

But before we get to the list, there are two footnotes I’d like to get out of the way.

This IS a list of musicals that we think NBC should consider for next year. That being said, this is NOT our best guess as to what NBC will actually produce. All signs point to NBC producing another classic, Rodgers & Hammerstein-like show like “Peter Pan” and “South Pacific.”

But in the list we wanted to show a different kind of musical that would still be popular with viewers and feasible to produce for a live broadcast. Because of that, we purposely didn’t include many of those titles. We also left out shows that were totally overdone (So no Annie for instance), shows that are passé (*cough* Cats *cough*) or ones that have been seen on a national platform recently (like Hairspray or Phantom Of The Opera).

With that out of the way, in no particular order, here’s our top 10 musicals that NBC should produce in 2014.

Honorable Mentions: Thoroughly Modern Millie, Seussical, You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown and Guys & Dolls.

Image Courtesy of NBC Universal


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