NBC Slates Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical!


NBC has scheduled a two-hour production of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical! to air on December 9 from the Troubadour Theatre in London.

This musical version of Dr. Seuss’ beloved children’s classic How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, with book and lyrics by Tim Mason and music by Mel Marvin, breathes new life into the story. Matthew Morrison (Glee) will star as the Grinch.

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical! will be produced by Penny Lane Entertainment and Simon Friend Entertainment.

“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 VP of special programs at 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.”