Chicago cast to join Oscar performers: Producers
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Academy Awards producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have run out of rehearsal space. Dressing rooms, too.
The award-winning production duo is planning the most performance-filled Oscar show ever. They promise a "wow moment" in each of its 13 acts, so the show demands a more dynamic stage and more dressing rooms and rehearsal time than previous Oscar productions.
"I don't think any Oscars have been as performance-based," Mr Meron said.
It's no surprise, given the pair's hit-filled history: They produced 2003's best picture, Chicago, and count TV's Smash and the recent Broadway revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying among their credits.