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Dr Seuss' The Grinch Musical! to broadcast on NBC from London's Troubadour Theatre

matthew morrison

Dr Seuss' The Grinch Musical! is to be broadcast on NBC from London's Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre.

A new TV production will air on US TV starring Matthew Morrison in the title role.

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He'll be joined by Denis O'Hare as old Max, Booboo Stewart as young Max and Amelia Minto as Cindy-Lou Who.

Further casting includes Ako Mitchell, Amy Ellen Richardson, Claire Machin, Gary Wilmot, Joseph Prouse, Lisa Mathieson, Billy Nevers, Gevenieve Nicole, Bobbie Little, Callum Train, Kirsty Ingram, Idriss Kargbo, Rebecca Louis, Joe Allen, Francesca Mills, Kanon Narumi, Chantelle Tonoleti, Tafari Edwards, Alfie Murray, Erin Rushidi, Bebe Massey, Kayleen Nguema, Lyla Toplass and Louie Gray.

The musical will air on US TV on 9 December on NBC. A potential UK release has not been confirmed.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! follows the grumpy Grinch as he attempts to end Christmas for the residents of the town of Whoville.

A musical stage adaption of the classic Dr. Seuss book, the show features a book and lyrics by Timothy Mason and music from Mel Marvin.

The TV version will be directed for the stage by Max Webster and directed for television by Julia Knowles, with additional script material by Simon Nye and set design by designer Peter Bingemann.

“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, exec VP of special programmes at NBC Entertainment. “This is a perfect addition to our annual holiday programme traditions and a telecast the entire family will enjoy.”

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