Craig Zadan, left, and Neil Meron, right, have had a producing partnership for more than four decades. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
As he accepted the fifth, and most important, Creative Emmy award for “Jesus Christ Superstar” last Sunday, executive producer Neil Meron said, “This is for Craig. Craig Zadan’s mission was to make the musical [as popular an art form as] film and TV, and tonight he’s acknowledged for achieving that goal.” His voice choked with emotion, Meron saluted his partner of over four decades and, raising the statuette they had won for Outstanding Variety Special (Live), added, “Craig would have loved this.” It was just three weeks after Zadan’s sudden death at 69 had stunned Hollywood and Broadway. Since emerging…

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