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Claudia Shear Developing 19th-Century NYC-Set Musical About Show Business for NBC

Claudia Shear Developing 19th-Century NYC-Set Musical About Show Business for NBC

After finding ratings success in its live stagings of "The Sound of Music," "Peter Pan" and "The Wiz," NBC is working on bringing an original musical to its primetime programming. 

Claudia Shear is creating for the broadcast network a period musical called "Voice of the City," about a romantic showman and his lady love attempting to carve out a living in 1891 New York City. 

The series has received a script order.

Shear earned Tony nods for Best Actress and Best Play for her 2000 work "Dirty Blonde," about the friendship between two Mae West fans.

[via Variety]

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