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VIDEO: David Alan Grier in All-New 'Magic of Theater' Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!VIDEO: David Alan Grier in All-New 'Magic of Theater' Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! has just released a second promo for the highly anticipated holiday production featuring David Alan Grier. (more...)

2016 OSCARS Show Finds Its Producers2016 OSCARS Show Finds Its Producers
by TV News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Emmy-winning live TV producer David Hill and Oscar-nominated producer-director Reginald Hudlin (DJANGO UNCHAINED and more) will produce the 88th OSCARS telecast, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. It will be their first involvement with the Academy Awards, which will air live on the ABC Television Network on Oscar Sunday, February 28, 2016. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/25/2015 - 9/1/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 8/25/2015 - 9/1/2015
by - Sep 1, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/25/2015 - 9/1/2015. (more...)

Uzo Aduba Talks Casting in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE: 'Anything Is Possible'Uzo Aduba Talks Casting in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE: 'Anything Is Possible'
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Best known for her Emmy-winning portrayal of Suzanne 'Crazy Eyes' Warren on the hit Netflix series 'Orange Is the New Black,' actress Uzo Aduba (Broadway's GODSPELL) stopped by this morning's TODAY to share that she couldn't believe it when she got the call to play Glinda the Good (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/2015 - THE CHRISTIANS, HAMLET IN BED, Babs and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/2015 - THE CHRISTIANS, HAMLET IN BED, Babs and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE CHRISTIANS and HAMLET IN BED begin off-Broadway and Babs gets a rerun onTHE TONIGHT SHOW! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Alan Grier Talks 'Whole New Vision of the Lion' in New Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!STAGE TUBE: David Alan Grier Talks 'Whole New Vision of the Lion' in New Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! just released a brand-new promo for the highly anticipated holidayproduction, featuring David Alan Grier talking about his daughter's reaction to him playing 'The Lion' - hear what he had to say below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in Pictures
by Richard Ridge - Aug 27, 2015

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com sat down with the very busy dynamic duo of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to discuss... well, everything. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies,The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!andSmash.Their Broadway credits includePromises, PromisesandHow to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits includeHairspray, Chicago,A Raisin in the SunandFootloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation ofPippinand much more. (more...)

A Female Wizard? THE WIZ Director Kenny Leon Came Up with Casting Queen Latifah for the Title RoleA Female Wizard? THE WIZ Director Kenny Leon Came Up with Casting Queen Latifah for the Title Role
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Grammy and Golden Globe-winner Queen Latifah will soon return to musical theatre as the title character inNBC's highly-anticipated THE WIZ LIVE! (airing December 3)- a part that is usually played by a man. In a recent Variety article, it is revealed that director Kenny Leon first came up the idea for the gender-bending casting. (more...)

Breaking: It's Coming Together in Oz: Ne-Yo, Common Join Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!Breaking: It's Coming Together in Oz: Ne-Yo, Common Join Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Ne-Yo and Commonhave joined the cast, of NBC's highly-anticipated THE WIZ LIVE!. Ne-Yo will take on the role of the Tin Man, while Common portrays the gatekeeper of Oz, a non-sining role (more...)

BWW Exclusive - THE WIZ Shanice Williams' HS Drama Teacher Shares Photos from Early DaysBWW Exclusive - THE WIZ Shanice Williams' HS Drama Teacher Shares Photos from Early Days
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 7, 2015

Today, BWW speaks with Alison Dooley, Williams' drama teacher from New Jersey's Rahway High School, who sharesher thoughts on the exciting casting news as well as exclusive productionphotos featuring the talented actress. (more...)

Breaking! Uzo Aduba and Amber Riley Join Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!Breaking! Uzo Aduba and Amber Riley Join Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK star Uzo Aduba and GLEE's Amber Riley are the latest stars to join the cast of NBC's upcoming THE WIZ LIVE! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Photos & Video - THE WIZ's Shanice Williams Performs at Paper Mill's 2014 Rising Star Concert!BWW Exclusive: Photos & Video - THE WIZ's Shanice Williams Performs at Paper Mill's 2014 Rising Star Concert!
by Caryn Robbins - Aug 5, 2015

BWW has obtained exclusive photos of Williams performing at Paper Mill's 2013 New Voices Concert and2014 Rising Star Awards Ceremony. Check them out below! (more...)

VIDEO: THE WIZ LIVE's Shanice Williams Talks Taking on Role of Dorothy: 'I'm Ready!'VIDEO: THE WIZ LIVE's Shanice Williams Talks Taking on Role of Dorothy: 'I'm Ready!'
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Newcomer Shanice Williams wiped away tears and expressed gratitude for the role during the appearance. (more...)

THE WIZ LIVE's Shanice Williams Talks Taking on Role of Dorothy: 'I'm Ready!'THE WIZ LIVE's Shanice Williams Talks Taking on Role of Dorothy: 'I'm Ready!'
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Newcomer Shanice Williamswiped away tears and expressed gratitude for the role during the appearance. (more...)

She'll Ease on Down the Road! Shanice Williams Will Play Dorothy in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE; Watch Audition!She'll Ease on Down the Road! Shanice Williams Will Play Dorothy in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE; Watch Audition!
by TV News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

NBC's The Wiz Live has found it's Dorothy! BroadwayWorld has just learned that Shanice Williamshas joined the cast (more...)

Breaking News: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Casts Its Cowardly Lion!Breaking News: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Casts Its Cowardly Lion!
by TV News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Tony Award nominee and multi-talented actor and singer David Alan Grier is joining NBC's highly anticipated holiday production of 'The Wiz Live!,' set for Thursday, Dec. 3. (more...)

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 theToday Showat 8:15am ET on NBC. We can't wait to share the news with you!' (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...)

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