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NBC Announces 'The Wiz' Will Be Network's Next Live Musical Special!


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After taking us to Salzburg in 2013, then flying us off to Neverland last year, NBC will next be taking us on a trip down the yellow brick road for a live television production of musical ‘The Wiz’. Working with NBC to bring the musical to life on the small screen with be Cirque Du Soleil’s new stage theatrical division, which will produce alongside the network.

Diana RossDiana Ross starred in the film version of The Wiz in 1978

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who produced NBC’s previous two musical ventures, The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, will be returning as executive producers. While famed Broadway director Kenny Leon will be directing the project.

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Picture - Lilah Parsons - Cirque Du... London United Kingdom, Tuesday 6th January 2015

Lilah Parsons - Cirque Du Soleil - 'Kooza' premiere at the Royal Albert Hall - Arrivals at Cirque Du Soleil, Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 6th January 2015

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Lilah Parsons

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Performers and Cirque Du Soleil - Photo call for Canadian entertainment company Cirque Du Soleil Kooza outside the Royal Albert Hall - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 2nd September 2014

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Performers and Cirque Du Soleil
Performers and Cirque Du Soleil
Performers and Cirque Du Soleil
Performers and Cirque Du Soleil

Avatar And Cirque Du Soleil: Everything You Need To Know


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As if producing the biggest grossing film of all time wasn’t enough, James Cameron has announced that his technologically ground-breaking and multi-award winning sci-fi epic will embark on a series of huge arena shows in collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil, the spellbinding mix of circus arts and street entertainment. After grossing a mind-boggling £1.6 billion ($2.7 billion) across the globe and scooping three Oscars, the cinematic phenomenon will be interpreted into the field of performing arts in what surely promises to be a visual spectacle that simply cannot be missed.

Cameron at the premiere of 'Sanctum'James Cameron has stated he will film the three Avatar sequels simultaneously.

The show is expected to tour towards the end of 2015, before the arrival of the three Avatar sequels, the first of which is due at the tail end of 2016. Following on from Cameron’s previous stint with the world-famous performing arts group in 2012’s 3D film World’s Away, the upcoming Avatar show looks set to be a visual extravaganza that promises to be nothing short of break-taking. Announced on Thursday by Cameron and Daniel Lamarre, CEO of Cirque Du Soleil at the C2MTL Commerce and Creativity Conference in Montreal, the live show promises to be as ground-breaking and awe-inspiring as the film itself.

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Cirque Du Soleil "Michael Jackson One" - The 2013 Soul Train Awards held at Orleans Arena inside The Orleans Hotel & Casino - Arrivals - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Friday 8th November 2013

Cirque du Soleil Performer Died From "Multiple Blunt Force Trauma" Says Report


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As if this weekend's news wasn't tragic enough on its own, the coroner's report has now been released for the death of the Cirque Du Soleil Acrobatic performer, 31 year-old Sarah Guillard-Guyot. As reported by the Las Vegas Sun, French-born Guyard-Guillot - or 'Sasoun' as she was known by fellow performers - "died from multiple blunt force trauma suffered Saturday when she fell approximately 90 feet during a performance of "Ka" at MGM Grand," in a statement from the Clark County Coroner's Office on Tuesday (2nd July) evening.

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Cirque Du Soleil Acrobat, Sarah Guillard-Guyot  Lost Her Life After A Fall.

The incident has been determined an accident but no official information has been released yet regarding the circumstances that led to her falling from her hoist. The coroner's news release said an investigation was being carried out by the Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration into the incident which could take up to six months to complete.

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Cirque Du Soleil Accident Isn't The First On-Stage Tragedy


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Cirque Du Soleil's performance of "Ka" was cut short on Saturday (29th June 2013) following the death of one of the troop's performers Sarah Guyard-Guillot. The 31-year-old performer seems to have slipped from her harness, during a performance in Las Vegas, and fallen around 50 feet to the stage below. 

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An acrobatic performer during Cirque du Soleil's Alegria in Birmingham, UK, in 2012. 

Guyard-Guillot was a veteran performer. She was one of the original performers of "Ka", having been in the show since 2006. Her death is not being treated as suspicious. However, authorities are working with the Cirque in order to gain a complete picture of the events leading to Guyard-Guillot's untimely death. 

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