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You Can't Stop Hairspray: NBC and the Revival

Cara Joy David | Posted 09.20.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

My baby nephew is pretty much always happy. If he falls, he cries for a minute and then it is all smiles. I always say it is like he has "You Can't St...

Big Change Coming To Next Year's Oscars

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 03.26.2015 | Entertainment

For those who had problems with this year's Academy Awards, there is some good news: Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will not return to produce the Oscars ...

Oscars Producers Deny Allegations That NPH Was Fourth Choice

The Huffington Post | Jessica Goodman | Posted 10.23.2014 | Entertainment

UPDATE, Oct. 23: now reports that Oscars producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron denied allegations that they approached three other stars b...

How 'The Sound Of Music Live!' Came To Life

Posted 12.05.2013 | TV

Tonight's the night. The highly anticipated "The Sound of Music Live!" finally debuts on NBC. The three-hour live event has been written about exte...

Back For More?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.23.2013 | Entertainment

Will Seth MacFarlane host the 2014 Oscars? According to a new report from Just Jared, MacFarlane was asked to return as emcee of the Academy Awards by...

Oscar Producers Blame Audiences For Missing Controversial Joke

Posted 03.17.2013 | Entertainment

Three weeks after the 85th annual Academy Awards, Oscar producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan are still defending host Seth MacFarlane against complain...

Were The Oscars Producers Working Out A Grudge?

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.27.2013 | Entertainment

Music in film was the theme of last night's Oscars, but one musical in particular seemed more important than the rest. Didja notice all those "Chicago...

'Smash' Producers Have Another NBC Musical In The Works

Posted 10.05.2012 | TV

It may not have been the "smash" hit NBC had hoped for, but that doesn't mean executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have given up on their mu...

The New 'Steel Magnolias' Doesn't Live Up to the Memory of the Original

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.05.2012 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Steel Magnolias was a classic movie, and it is hard to recreate a classic. You can only hope to please those who have not seen the original.

Maggie Furlong

Lifetime's 'Steel Magnolias': Did The Original Stars Give Their Blessing? | Maggie Furlong | Posted 10.04.2012 | TV

"Steel Magnolias" is a classic Southern story and a cult-favorite film, and now, 23 years after its film release, it's getting a made-for-TV reboot. L...

What Becomes a Hollywood Legend Most? Oscar 2013 Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan Talk Money, Sex, and Power

Tomas Mournian | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Tomas Mournian

Meron and Zadan's partnership initially took shape in New York City at the Public Theater, where, working for producer Joe Papp, they adopted the legendary producer's forward-looking ethos of color-blind casting and championing minority writers.

NBC Alive With 'The Sound Of Music' Live Broadcast

Posted 06.30.2012 | TV

"The Sound of Music" is coming to NBC. The network will partner with "Smash" producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to air a live broadcast of the class...

Chris Harnick

'Smash' Scoop: Songs, Guest Stars & More Drama! | Chris Harnick | Posted 02.27.2012 | TV

"Smash" has found its Marilyn Monroe in Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty), and Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) is well on her way to taking the stage as part...

Chris Harnick

'Smash': Are You Team Ivy Or Team Karen? | Chris Harnick | Posted 02.07.2012 | TV

The battle for the role of Marilyn Monroe is on on NBC's "Smash"! In one corner, there's young, inexperienced Broadway dreamer Karen Cartwright (K...

First Nighter: NBC's Smash Is No Such Thing, Leading-Lady Katharine McPhee Is

David Finkle | Posted 04.04.2012 | Entertainment
David Finkle

She's landed a role in Smash, which is about -- if you haven't seen the boob-tube promos plugging its Feb. 6 kick-off the day after the Super Bowl XLVI kick-off -- a group of B'way vets and newbies readying a tuner based on Marilyn Monroe's life.

Chris Harnick

Is 'Smash' Feeling The Hype? | Chris Harnick | Posted 04.03.2012 | TV

You've seen the commercials; you've read the articles; and you may have even seen the first episode. There seems to be no escaping "Smash," NBC's n...

Producer Craig Zadan on Making a TV Movie About Prom-Bullied Constance McMillen

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Ocamb

When Storyline Entertainment producing partners Craig Zadan and Neil Meron heard Constance McMillen's story, they knew they had to try to make into a TV movie.

Is Promises, Promises an Argument for Marriage Equality?

Karen Ocamb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Ocamb

In the wake of Prop 8, Promises, Promises is a laugh-out loud ode to heterosexual hypocrisy.

"Studio 54" Series In The Works

Hollywood Reporter | Nellie Andreeva | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The 1970s era of disco, drugs and excess is coming back with "Studio," a drama series project for Showtime centering on the iconic New York nightclub ...

"Hairspray" Sequel Set For 2010

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Get ready for another shot of "Hairspray." New Line Cinema has made a deal with "Hairspray" creator John Waters to write a treatment for a sequel to ...