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‘The Wiz Live!’ on NBC: A 1975 musical



The Culture Supplier – Marcus Gilmore

The Wiz Live! is an upcoming television special scheduled to air live on NBC on December 3, 2015.

Produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, it is a performance of a new adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical The Wiz, a soul/R&B reinterpretation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with an African-American cast

For this revival, Zadan and Meron have assembled a stellar group of actors and singers that includes 19-year-old newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Queen Latifah as the Wiz, Mary J. Blige as Evillene, Ne-Yo as the Tin Man, Elijah Kelley of “The Butler” as the Scarecro



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