NBC Wants To Make Broadway Primetime Special

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In an exclusive report from Page Six, NBC is looking to create a primetime special all about Broadway. That special would contain performances from casts of Broadway's top shows.

They also learned that NBC has reached out to all Broadway Shows to get them to participate in the special that would air sometime in October 2020.

According to one showbiz insider:

Producers who have been hurt by shutdown don’t want to spend a lot of money… Some casts are worried that they haven’t performed in six months and need rehearsals and costume fittings because they might have put on a little weight. Some also want to be paid a week’s salary to participate.

There are some other challenges with putting together a show like this. Page Six reports that the show's production budget may not include flying complete casts out to do performances from some of the bigger shows. Other shows are trying to figure out how to bring their casts together as they may be spread out around the country at this point.