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Episode Info: When NBC aired "The Sound of Music Live" back in 2013, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron thought they were doing a one-off musical event — had no idea that they were reinventing a genre for a whole new generation. But it was a huge hit, leading to Peter Pan Live, The Wiz Live, Hairspray Live and most recently Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert. IndieWire's TURN IT ON podcast recently sat down with Zadan and Meron to discuss the challenges of turning Jesus Christ Superstar into a live TV concert event, and how they wanted to honor Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's original intent of making it more of a concert. We also talked about how they plan to stage their next big show -- Hair -- including how they're incorporate the show's infamous nudity on NBC. And we also learned the latest on their plans to stage A Few Good Men and Bye Bye Birdie, as well as, yes, where things stand with bringing SMASH to broadway. But we began by discussing how Jesus Christ Superstar became their next big NBC event. (Music by Omar Khan and Hook Sounds.)Read more »

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