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With Craig Zadan and Neil Meron producing the 85th Annual Academy Awards, musical numbers could make a comeback on the Feb. 24 broadcast. The producing team, announced Thursday by Academy president Hawk Koch, has extensive musical theater credentials: Not only were they the executive producers of the best picture Oscar-winning movie musical Chicago, but they’ve also brought shows like Gypsy to the small screen and How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying to the Broadway stage. Photos: Oscars 2012 After Parties: Vanity Fair, Elton John Host Hollywood's Hottest Bashes Last year’s producers, Brian Grazer and Don Mischer, de-

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