'Hairspray' Set as NBC's Next Live Musical

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Producers Neil Meron  and Craig Zadan attend the 86th Academy Awards nominee luncheon at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb, 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, Calif.  

NBC has set its fourth live musical: Hairspray.

The network used its platform Wednesday at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour to announce its follow-up to critical success The Wiz and its predecessors, Peter Pan andThe Sound of Music.

NBC's go-to duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (who have done all three of its live musical productions) will again serve as executive producers.

"That title seems really fun and I think it will be really great live," he said, noting the deals aren't closed but a formal announcement should be coming soon.

The news comes on the heels of December's critical (and ratings) success of The Wiz, which attracted an all-star cast including Queen Latifah, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Uzo Aduba and Common, among others. The Wiz, which came as broadcast networks have been making a major diversity push and combined that with the live element, topped Peter Pan but fell short of the out-of-the-gate success of its first one out, The Sound of Music.

This article originally appeared on The Hollywood Reporter