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STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/24/16- THE WIZSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/24/16- THE WIZ
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

Today 1985, the first Broadway revival of The Wiz opened at the Lunt-Fontanne THeatre, where it ran for 13 performances. The Wiz is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of African American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to the Majestic Theatre. The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in JuneOSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre to Open in June
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Oh, the places you'll go! The Oregon Shakespeare Festival transports audiences to a ghostly Danish castle, dynastic China, and Oz's Emerald City when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 17-19. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Hamlet, directed by Lisa Peterson; the classic 1970s musical The Wiz, directed by Robert O'Hara; and The Winter's Tale, directed by Desdemona Chiang. The shows will close the weekend of October 14-16. (more...)

Erik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This MayErik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - are proud to present the closing concert of their successful inaugural season. MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: A 60s Cocktail Party will debut at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday, May 6th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Hits from RENT, WICKED & More to be Featured on First NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL BROADWAY! AlbumHits from RENT, WICKED & More to be Featured on First NOW THAT'S WHAT I CALL BROADWAY! Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

NOW That's What I Call Music!, the world's best-selling multi-artist album series, has announced that they are set to release their first ever NOW That's What I Call Broadway! on Friday, April 29, 2016. The album will feature 18 music tracks from the original cast recordings of some of the Great White Way's most legendary shows. The album features liner notes by David Cote, theater editor for Time Out New York as well as a playwright and librettist/lyricist. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 5, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron chatted with BroadwayWorld about the production's recent success at the NAACP Image Awards and more. Check out the full interview here! (more...)

Aspire Performing Arts Company to Offer CHILDREN OF EDEN Encore, 1/28Aspire Performing Arts Company to Offer CHILDREN OF EDEN Encore, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

On Thursday, January 28, 2016, Aspire Performing Arts Company will present an encore performance of its production of Children of Eden, by musical theater legend Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). (more...)

Stephanie Mills & More Set for Special Valentine's Concert at New York's Beacon TheatreStephanie Mills & More Set for Special Valentine's Concert at New York's Beacon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Marquee Concerts announces two special Valentine's weekend events at New York City's landmark Beacon Theatre. The annual 70's Soul Jam Valentine's Concert on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 3pm and 8pm features a line-up of five classic R&B/soul groups (more...)

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Opens Tonight at New World StagesMAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Opens Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West's Big River, Grease). Performances began December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opening night is tonight, January 11th. (more...)

Aspire PAC to Present CHILDREN OF EDENAspire PAC to Present CHILDREN OF EDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

On January 22 and 23, 2016, Aspire Performing Arts Company will present Children of Eden, by musical theater legend Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell). Children of Eden features children and teens ages 6 through 18 from Wayne and the surrounding areas.  (more...)

The Soul 70's Super Jam Set for the Fox Theatre, 3/26The Soul 70's Super Jam Set for the Fox Theatre, 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

The Soul 70's Super Jam will return to Detroit's historic Fox Theatre starring The Stylistics with special guests Stephanie Mills, The Manhattans featuring Gerald Alston, Harold Melvin's Blue Notes and Ray, Goodman and Brown on Saturday, March 26 at 7 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/26/15 - Stephanie MillsSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/26/15 - Stephanie Mills
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2015

Today in 1989, original THE WIZ star Stephanie Mills brought her solo show to Broadway at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre- 'Stephanie Mills Comes 'Home' to Broadway.' In honor of this special day, we celebrate the show with Mill's signature song- THE WIZ's 'Home.' Click below to check it out! (more...)

Encore Telecast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Delivers 1.6 Million ViewersEncore Telecast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Delivers 1.6 Million Viewers
by TV News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

NBC reports that an encore telecast of THE WIZ LIVE! averaged a 0.4/2 in the 18-49 demographic and delivered 1.6 million viewers overall from 8-10:58 pm. ET. (more...)

Ease on Down the Road Again! NBC Encores THE WIZ LIVE TonightEase on Down the Road Again! NBC Encores THE WIZ LIVE Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

With this strong ratings report, NBC will air an encore telecast of its holiday production on Saturday, Dec. 19 (8-11 p.m. ET). (more...)

VIDEO: THE WIZ LIVE's Shanice Williams & Ne-Yo Talk Post Live-EventVIDEO: THE WIZ LIVE's Shanice Williams & Ne-Yo Talk Post Live-Event
by TV News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Grammy-winning singer Ne-Yo and Shanice Williams starred in THE WIZ LIVE! on NBC on December 3rd, and together they conquered Oz and social media. (more...)

Scoop: THE WIZ LIVE! on NBC - Saturday, December 19, 2015Scoop: THE WIZ LIVE! on NBC - Saturday, December 19, 2015
by TV Scoop - Dec 15, 2015

Get all the scoop on THE WIZ LIVE!, airing on NBC on Saturday, December 19, 2015! (more...)

Shanice Williams, Ne-Yo Among THE WIZ LIVE!'s 5 Critics Choice Nominations!Shanice Williams, Ne-Yo Among THE WIZ LIVE!'s 5 Critics Choice Nominations!
by TV News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

NBC's live broadcast of THE WIZ LIVE! received five nominations including a nod for Shanice Williams in the category of BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TELEVISION OR LIMITED SERIES. (more...)

Everybody Rejoice! THE WIZ LIVE! Original Soundtrack Out TodayEverybody Rejoice! THE WIZ LIVE! Original Soundtrack Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Sony Music Masterworks and Broadway Records release the original soundtrack of the NBC Television event 'The Wiz LIVE!' via all digital service providers (download and streaming) today, December 11, followed by the CD on December 18. (more...)

Ratings Gains for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Now On Par with 'Sound of Music'Ratings Gains for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE Now On Par with 'Sound of Music'
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

On a percentage basis, ratings gains for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! are now on par with the network's SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE, which aired in 2013. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/1/2015 - 12/8/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 12/1/2015 - 12/8/2015
by - Dec 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/1/2015 - 12/8/2015. (more...)

VIDEO: It's East vs. West Oz in SNL's Hilarious Spoof of THE WIZ LIVE!VIDEO: It's East vs. West Oz in SNL's Hilarious Spoof of THE WIZ LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Saturday's episode of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE featured a spoof on last week's live broadcat of THE WIZ LIVE! In the sketch, West Oz's Scarecrow (host Ryan Gosling) mistakenly ends up in East Oz with Dorothy (Sasheer Zamata), Cowardly Lion (Kenan Thompson), Tin Man (Jay Pharoah), Scarecrow (Michael Che) and The Wiz (Leslie Jones). (more...)

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