Listen! I just dropped everything to come share the news with you today! The Grinch Musical is coming to NBC this Dec and I am freaking TF out! The Grinch is my FAVE Christmas movie ever and I can not WAIT to see this!
NBC is bringing Dr. Seuss to life this holiday season with a fun-filled two-hour production of “Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!” set to air on December 9th at 8 PM ET/PT from the Troubadour Theatre in London.
This musical version, with book and lyrics by Tim Mason and music by Mel Marvin and featuring the hit songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” (by Albert Hague & Dr. Seuss), breathes new life into this timeless story. Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) will star as the Grinch, while Denis O’Hare (“Big Little Lies”) will star as old Max, Booboo Stewart (“Descendants 3”) as young Max and talented, young newcomer Amelia Minto (“The Lost Girls”) as Cindy-Lou Who.
Here’s the announcement from today
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“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.
“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.”
Producers have also assembled an ensemble of top musical theater actors from London’s West End to complete the cast.
The lush and whimsical staging by award-winning director Max Webster, directed for television by BAFTA winner Julia Knowles, with additional script material by BAFTA-winning writer Simon Nye and featuring sets by acclaimed designer Peter Bingemann, will set the mood for a beautiful holiday celebration. Dr. Seuss’ beloved classic children’s book “How the Grinch Stole Christmas!” has become a Christmas staple for generations.
I am SO freaking excited right now! This is going to be so darn good!