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NBC ‘Hairspray Live’ Musical Producers Talk Race Relations and Their History with The Broadway Hit >>

This winter NBC is taking us back to the 60’s with a live tv musical production of 'Hairspray.' The show will be produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron who in addition to producing last year’s musical 'The Wiz Live,' also produced the 2006 film version of 'Hairspray.' Now Zadan and Meron are opening up about the reasons why they decided to go back to 'Hairspray' noting the nation's growing problems regarding race relations.

'Straight White Men' at the Public Theater

Young Jean Lee's 'Straight White Men' Opens Off-Broadway Tonight >>

The Korean-American Obie Award winner directs her new play exploring white privilege at the Public Theater in New York City.

Al Pacino

David Mamet Writes New Play for Al Pacino; Broadway Premiere Next Fall >>

Collaborations between these two titans of theater have hit pay dirt before.

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