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The Grinch Musical is Coming to NBC This December

The Grinch Musical is Coming to NBC This December

NBC's musical production of The Grinch will air on Dec. 9 at 8pm EST on NBC.


NBC is bringing the Grinch to life this holiday season with a two-hour musical, holiday production of "Dr. Seuss' The Grinch Musical" on Dec. 9 at 8pm EST from the Troubadour Theatre in London. Former Glee star Matthew Morrison will play the Grinch alongside Big Little Lies actor Dennis O'Hare, Descendants 3 star Booboo Stewart, and The Lost Girls star Amelia Minto. So, on Dec. 9, let's curl up in some Christmas pajamas and make a big cup of hot cocoa and enjoy everyone's favorite green grouch!

“While the pandemic presents some challenges in bringing the stage musical to life, we are putting together a really special show with some crazy, fun, imaginative things going on,” Morrison said in a rehearsals clip that aired on the Today Show.

NBC has put on a number of musicals over the last few years, including live productions of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, all staged by directors Max Webster and Julia Knowles. This year's holiday production will bring some much-needed Christmas cheer into the homes of families all over the world.

“Dr. Seuss is an indelible part of all of our lives and we’re thrilled to bring a stage production of ‘The Grinch Musical!’ to our audience,” Doug Vaughan, executive vice president, special programs at NBC Entertainment, said in a press release. “This is a perfect addition to our annual holiday program traditions and a telecast the entire family will enjoy.”



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The Grinch has been entertaining families since 1967 when Dr. Seuss' book first released. Since then, it has become a television special that first premiered in 1966, a live-action version starring Jim Carrey that debuted in 2000, and an animated big-screen adaptation starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, and Kenan Thompson in 2018.

Dr. Seuss' famous book tells the story of the Grinch, who is a reclusive green grouch who plans to steal Christmas from the Whos in Who-ville from inside his cave. On Christmas Eve, he disguises himself as Santa Claus and travels to Who-ville to steal gifts and decorations. To his surprise, the Whos are unbothered and continue their holiday celebrations with love and joy. 

 

 

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