ABC, Dick Clark Productions to Partner on ‘For the Record’ Live Musical Event

Show celebrates the soundtracks of iconic films and filmmakers

Last Updated: June 9, 2016 @ 4:25 PM

ABC and Dick Clark Productions are bringing “For the Record” to the small screen for a live musical event, the network announced on Thursday.

“For the Record Live” will mark the first live musical that ABC has ever staged. NBC and Fox have had repeated success with the format in the past few years.

“For the Record” began in 2010 in a small bar in East Hollywood and celebrates the soundtracks of famous films and filmmakers.

Since then, it has expanded to New York; Chicago; SXSW in Austin, Texas; the Montreal International Jazz Festival; a residency at Ace Hotel in Palm Springs; a dedicated venue on Norwegian Cruise Line’s Escape, featuring a show that celebrates the soundtracks of ’80s Brat Pack films; a co-production with Cirque du Soleil in Las Vegas; and an upcoming residency at the Las Vegas Palazzo Theater, celebrating the movie music of Baz Luhrmann, beginning on June 25, 2016.

“For the Record” will return to Los Angeles on Sept. 21, 2016, at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts to celebrate legendary filmmaker Martin Scorsese with American Crime Requiem.

“‘For the Record Live’ is a first-of-its-kind live musical event made for ABC,” said Channing Dungey, newly anointed president of ABC Entertainment. “The show will be a game changer for the genre and the network is proud to partner with Dick Clark Productions and ‘For the Record’ for this exciting experience.”

The show has featured stars and newly discovered talent from stage and screen, including: Golden Globe Nominee Evan Rachel Wood; “Dancing With the Stars” champion Rumer Willis; “Pretty Little Liars” star Janel Parrish; and many more.

“For the Record Live” will be executive-produced by Allen Shapiro, CEO of DCP; Mike Mahan, president of DCP; Mark Bracco, executive vice president of programming and development for DCP; and Shane Scheel, co-creator of “For the Record.” Ben Roy, executive director of programming and development for DCP, will serve as co-executive producer.

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