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FILE - This Dec. 4, 2012 file photo shows NBC Entertainment Chairman, Robert Greenblatt, posing for a portrait in his office in Los Angeles. In January 2015, Greenblatt said the network remained committed to live musicals.The network said Monday, March 30, 2015, it will air a live production of the hit 1970s stage reinvention of "The Wizard of Oz" later this year. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

'The Wiz' coming to TV and back to Broadway with NBC, Cirque du Soleil productions

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - "The Wiz" is coming to TV and back to Broadway with productions from NBC and Cirque du Soleil. NBC said Monday it will air a Dec. 3 live production of the hit 1970s stage reinvention of "The Wizard of Oz." Its partner on the TV version will be Cirque du Soleil's new stage theatrical division, which will then present "The Wiz" on Broadway for the 2016-17 season.