Something Good! ITV's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE and the history of the classic R&H musical

America's TV network NBC were, until recently, the only television network that broadcasted live performances of family favourite musicals. With The Sound of Music in 2013 and Peter Pan in 2014 both falling short and proving to the world that maybe the concept isn't a good idea, it was up to The Wiz earlier this month to show the World that it is indeed an okay idea and land well it did.

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To ease back into this long-forgotten series, I thought I'd spend today talking about three shows that are taking Broadway by storm at the moment: the destined-to-be Tony-winning Best Musical of 2016 'Hamilton', ALW's stage musical adaptation of one of my favourite films of all time (which you'd know if you follow me on Twitter) 'School of Rock: The Musical', and the original cast recording and what might just be the most intimate and beautiful historical musical ever: 'The Color Purple'.

Ease on Down The Road! NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! and the history of this classic Broadway show

Let's be totally honest here: NBC's previous live broadcasts of The Sound of Music in 2013 and Peter Pan in 2014 were absolutely awful. There was something about The Sound of Music that made it too boring to be worthy of praise and Christopher Walken as Captain Hook in Peter Pan might beat Marti Pellow as the worst actor in a musical I have ever had the misfortune of seeing.