NBC televised musicals

We’ve know about Bye Bye Birdie with Jennifer Lopez as Rosie that will be coming this upcoming December. This is be a modernized adaptation by Harvey Fierstein. The changes will be mostly to Albert and Rose’s occupations so it won’t be so sexist and old-fashioned. Instead of working in entertainment they will be High School teachers.  It sounds interesting but I’m not sure what all they are going to be changing besides that as it says some scenes are going to be reordered. It will be worth watching to see how they change it and if ABC’s version from 1995 is still the best film version of the show.

So this is the time of year where we get to hear a little bit about the upcoming television seasons as Upfronts are next week. NBC has announced that they will be presenting Jesus Christ Superstar next Easter. This is a logical time to do this musical but will it attract the same viewership as the December airing. NBC also has been sitting on the live production of A Few Good Men but no news about when this will be airing.