NBC Sets THE GRINCH MUSICAL! - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote


November 10, 2020 by  


THE GRINCH MUSICAL — Pictured: “The Grinch Musical” Logo — (Photo by: NBC)

DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH MUSICAL! is coming to NBC next month.

GLEE’s Matthew Morrison will star as the Grinch in the musical adaptation based on Dr. Suess’ classic book, “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” The special will also star Denis O’Hare as old Max, Booboo Stewart as young Max, and Amelia Minto as Cindy-Lou Who. Additionally, NBC says “producers have also assembled an ensemble of top musical theater actors from London’s West End to complete the cast.”

“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,” said Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs, NBC Entertainment, in a statement. “This is a perfect addition to our annual holiday program traditions and a telecast the entire family will enjoy.”

“In what has been an extremely challenging year for us all, it is an honor to bring some holiday cheer into viewers’ homes this December,” Morrison said. “My wish is to bring some Who-ville magic to this holiday season and, while the pandemic presents some challenges in bringing a stage production to life, we are excited to present a unique version of this seasonal favorite in a new creative and imaginative way.”

The two-hour production will be filmed in the Troubadour Theatre in London. The musical version of the story includes book and lyrics by Tim Mason and music by Mel Marvin. It is being staged by director Max Webster, directed for television by Julia Knowles, with additional script material by writer Simon Nye and sets by designer Peter Bingemann.

According to NBC, “Dr. Seuss’ famous book tells the story of a reclusive Grinch who plotted from his cave atop snowy Mt. Crumpit to steal Christmas from the Whos in Who-ville. Then on Christmas Eve, disguised as Santa Claus and enlisting his loyal dog Max as a reindeer, the Grinch traveled to Who-ville to scoop up the Whos’ gifts and decorations. Much to his surprise on Christmas morning, the Whos were unfazed and celebrated the holiday with a heartwarming display of joy and love.”

DR. SEUSS’ THE GRINCH MUSICAL! , Wednesday, December 9, 8/7c, NBC

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