the wiz

Next year is gearing up to be a big one for live musicals over at FOX; it was recently announced Tyler Perry will host a religious musical special just in time for Easter.

After much speculation about whether NBC could pull off classic movie The Wiz as a live production, based on the rave reviews following the theatrical adaptation that aired Thursday night, the cast and crew delivered.

Thank God for the internet. It allows us to see exactly how amazing, creative and hilarious people can be. Check out some of our favorite memes from NBC’s The Wiz Live!                   Read More: Social Media’s Reaction To The Wiz Who Sang Home From The Wiz Best? Whitney? Jazmine? Beyonce? […]

The premier of NBC’s The Wiz Live! is tonight! And some people *side-eye* are upset that the show features an all Black cast. Apparently, these folks aren’t aware that the all-White cast of The Wizard Of Oz exists. Apparently, they also don’t realize that The Wiz is a completely different musical based on     Wow. Okay.    

On the eve of the premier of The Wiz Live! on NBC tomorrow night, we are trying to determine which celeb has performed the iconic song Home. (We won’t include Stephanie Mills or Diana Ross in the voting because they were the originals on Broadway and film respectively.)   Here’s 11-year-old Jazmine Sullivan   Whitney Houston   Beyonce   […]

We’re counting down the days until NBC’s version of ‘The Wiz Live!’ debuts on December 3rd. We’ve been receiving various rehearsal clips from the upcoming performance, but this is the first time we’ve heard THE SONG that makes you think of the beloved film.     For comparison sake, here’s the original:      

We’re counting down the days until The Wiz Live! airs on NBC this December. Stephanie Mills, who played Dorothy in the Broadway version of the show, will play the role of Auntie Em on the live version next month. She recently teamed up with newcomer Shanice Williams who will play Dorothy on next month’s live […]

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Growing up, we all knew the story of The Wizard Of Oz. But, if you’re Black, you probably also grew up with The Wiz because of Michael Jackson and Diana Ross. The movie premiered in theaters on October 24, 1978 and was a commercial bust. But we didn’t care. We loved it! The music, the star-studded cast, […]

NBC has decided to give a newcomer the chance to shine in its live version of “The Wiz,” and she will blow you away! After casting big names like Queen Latifah as the Wiz and Mary J. Blige as Evillene–and now David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion–the network announced that it would bring some […]