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     ‘The Wiz’ Musical Is Coming to NBC!

April 9, 2015
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    The beloved musical The Wiz will be back in the limelight!       NBC announced their next live musical performance will be The Wiz AND they’ll also do Broadway production with the amazing Cirque du Soleil next year.       ‘The Wiz’ is based on the film of the same name starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor and is the African American version and retelling of the ‘Wonderful Wizard of Oz’.       The production opened on Broadway in 1975 at the Majestic Theatre- it took home seven Tony’s including best musical and ran for four years. Tony winning director Kenny Leon will direct both the live and Broadway revival.       He won the Tony last year for ‘A Raisin in the Sun’. NBC’s The Wiz is schedule to air Dec 3. Let’s hope itll still catch the hearts and imaginations of thousands!       Source: deadline.com/Image: playbill.com   Contributor: Charlene McCallum (follow on Twitter: @CharleneCMCC)

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