NBC bosses have announced The Wiz will follow the successes of The Sound of Music and Peter Pan when it hits TVs in America as part of a partnership with circus troupe Cirque du Soleil on 3 December (15).

The show will then hit the Broadway stage.

Announcing the news on Monday (30Mar15), NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt says, "We love this yearly tradition and we're more excited than ever to not only bring another Broadway musical to America's living rooms, but also see it land on Broadway as well."