The production will be the network's first live musical in more than three years.
NBC is getting back into the live musical business.
The network has ordered Annie Live to air during the holiday season this year. It will be the first live musical for the network since Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert in 2018. Former NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt and Neil Meron will executive produce.
“As we look to drive big live audiences for NBC, we could think of no better way than to bring back the network’s holiday musical tradition,” said Susan Rovner, chairman entertainment content at NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “And there are no better partners to do this with than the incredible Neil Meron and Bob Greenblatt, who oversaw every live musical during the years he ran NBC. Under their leadership, Annie Live will bring a fresh perspective to this timeless classic, coupling a dynamic first-class creative team with casting choices that will ensure this is a must-watch event for the whole family.”