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NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Finds Its Dorothy; Find Out Who It Is Tomorrow on the TODAY SHOW!NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Finds Its Dorothy; Find Out Who It Is Tomorrow on the TODAY SHOW!
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

NBC's The Wiz Live has found it's Dorothy! According to the show's official Facebook page, the announcement will be made tomorrow, August 5. They write: 'Who will play Dorothy in #TheWizLive? Find out tomorrow on the Today Show at 8:15am ET on NBC. We can't wait to share the news with you!' (more...)

KING LIZ, Starring Karen Pittman, Extends at Second Stage UptownKING LIZ, Starring Karen Pittman, Extends at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Second Stage Theatre 2015 Uptown Series' acclaimed production of KING LIZ has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 15.  Written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson, KING LIZ features MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO and KAREN PITTMAN.  (more...)

Beyonce to Play 'Glinda the Good' in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE?Beyonce to Play 'Glinda the Good' in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE?
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Sources have revealed that Beyonce is currently in discussions to take on the role of Glinda THE GOOD WITCH (more...)

She Can't Stop the Beat! Watch THE WIZ's Queen Latifah's Musical Performance HighlightsShe Can't Stop the Beat! Watch THE WIZ's Queen Latifah's Musical Performance Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Grammy and Golden Globe-winner Queen Latifah has joined the cast of NBC's highly-anticipated musical, THE WIZ LIVE! in the role of the Wiz (more...)

Breaking News: Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige Will Ease on Down the Road in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!Breaking News: Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige Will Ease on Down the Road in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have joined the cast of NBC's highly-anticipated THE WIZ LIVE! Latifah will play the Wiz, and Blige will be the Wicked Witch of the West.  (more...)

Believe! Craig Zadan Shares Several Updates On THE WIZ LIVE!Believe! Craig Zadan Shares Several Updates On THE WIZ LIVE!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 27, 2015

New information on THE WIZ LIVE! (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Post Pic Of Kenny Leon & Fatima Robinson From THE WIZ LIVE! Dorothy AuditionsCraig Zadan & Neil Meron Post Pic Of Kenny Leon & Fatima Robinson From THE WIZ LIVE! Dorothy Auditions
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 24, 2015

The men behind the magic audition Dorothys! (more...)

HEDWIG's Taye Diggs & Rebecca Naomi Jones Visit THEATER TALK This WeekendHEDWIG's Taye Diggs & Rebecca Naomi Jones Visit THEATER TALK This Weekend
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

An all-new THEATER TALK looks at a major cast change for a hit Broadway musical plus a new illustrated history of Black performers and shows on Broadway.  This week's episode boasts a cast of famous names that includes actors Taye Diggs and Rebecca Naomi Jones - the new leads in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway - in addition to producer Stewart Lane, author of the new book Black Broadway, accompanied by director Kenny Leon and performer Melba Moore, all with rich Broadway histories. (more...)

Stockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory CommitteeStockard Channing, Kenny Leon & More Join American Theatre Wing's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The American Theatre Wing has just announced new appointments to its Board of Trustees and Advisory Committee, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

Fill Those Ruby Slippers! NBC to Hold L.A. Casting Call for Role of 'Dorothy' in THE WIZ LIVEFill Those Ruby Slippers! NBC to Hold L.A. Casting Call for Role of 'Dorothy' in THE WIZ LIVE
by Jessica Showers - Jul 13, 2015

NBC is having an open casting call for the lead role of Dorothy in the network's upcoming holiday special "The Wiz Live!," set for Thursday, Dec. 3. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, NPH & More! BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TVJeremy Jordan, NPH & More! BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 8, 2015

Some of our favorite Broadway stars will be trading in the neon lights of the Great White Way to drop into our living rooms this fall when the the highly anticipated new TV season kicks off. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Extends STICK FLY Through 7/19Windy City Playhouse Extends STICK FLY Through 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's newest Equity theater, announces the cast for its sophomore production, Lydia R. Diamond's award-winning Stick Fly. This wisecracking family drama is directed by Chuck Smith, director of the play's 2006 world premiere production in Chicago, fresh off his successful run of Two Trains Running at the Goodman. Smith directs a stellar cast featuring Tyrone Phillips, Celeste Cooper, Paige Collins, Michael Pogue, Kristen Magee and Phillip Edward Van Lear, reprising his role of the patriarch from the original production. Stick Fly runs May 27-July 5 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Second Stage Theatre  continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of KING LIZ, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson.  KING LIZ will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN.  Previews begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th. (more...)

59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME59E59 Theaters to Launch 2015-16 5A Season with THREESOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

59E59 Theaters will the 2015/2016 5A Season with the New York premiere of THREESOME, written by Yussef El Guindi, and directed by Portland Center Stage Artistic Director Chris Coleman. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Dorothy' Hopefuls from Across the U.S. Audition for NBC's THE WIZ LIVEPhoto Flash: 'Dorothy' Hopefuls from Across the U.S. Audition for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 6, 2015

NBC's holiday production of 'The Wiz Live!,' is set for Thursday, Dec. 3. Today, the network hosted an open casting call for the role of  'Dorothy' at New York's Telsey + Company. (more...)

Kenny Leon & Craig Zadan Comment From THE WIZ LIVE! Auditions: 'We're Doing The Stage Version, Not The Movie!'Kenny Leon & Craig Zadan Comment From THE WIZ LIVE! Auditions: 'We're Doing The Stage Version, Not The Movie!'
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 6, 2015

The men behind the magic audition Dorothys! (more...)

Fatima Robinson, Harvey Mason Jr. & Stephen Oremus Join THE WIZ LIVE! Creative TeamFatima Robinson, Harvey Mason Jr. & Stephen Oremus Join THE WIZ LIVE! Creative Team
by TV News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Acclaimed choreographer Fatima Robinson, and two of the most accomplished and influential music professionals from popular music and Broadway - Harvey Mason Jr. and Stephen Oremus - have joined the creative team of NBC's holiday production of "The Wiz Live!," set for Thursday, Dec. 3. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/30-5/31/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/30-5/31/2015
by - May 31, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 31, 2015 - Sunday, May 31, 2015. (more...)

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