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BROADWAY DOES COUNTRY, Phillipa Soo and More Head to 54 Below This OctoberBROADWAY DOES COUNTRY, Phillipa Soo and More Head to 54 Below This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September and October, 54 Below presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (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...)

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...)

Amanda McBroom to Get UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL at 54 Below This FallAmanda McBroom to Get UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL at 54 Below This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Amanda McBroom --American international theater and cabaret performer and writer of the hit song, "The Rose" --will return to 54 Below on September 30th and October 1st at 7pm with her new show, Up Close and Personal, featuring unheard songs from her own songwriter's trunk, plus music by some of her favorite writers including Leonard Cohen, Judy Collins, Fran Landesman, John Bucchino, Jacques Brel and more. (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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/12/2015 - THE WIZ Reunites in Central Park and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 12, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Ease on down the road to Central Park for a WIZ reunion! (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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 5th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 5th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 5, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Tours of 'Persuasion,' 'Pippin' and '42nd Street,' dueling productions of 'American Idiot,' Michael Kingston and Jane Lynch solo out, 'Bette' adds a date, Theo Ubique announced 'Blood Brothers,' Porchlight sets the season, and 'The Wiz Live!' gets movin' down the road! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Star of NBC's THE WIZ- Shanice Williams Shares the Story of Her Road to Oz; Plus Hear Dorothy Sing!BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Star of NBC's THE WIZ- Shanice Williams Shares the Story of Her Road to Oz; Plus Hear Dorothy Sing!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 5, 2015

Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with the lady of the hour, as shares with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge the story of how she was cast, what happens between now and December, and so much more! (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...)

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...)

The 28th Long Beach Jazz Festival to Feature Jeff Bradshaw & Friends, Chrisette Michele, and MoreThe 28th Long Beach Jazz Festival to Feature Jeff Bradshaw & Friends, Chrisette Michele, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

For over 27 years, Rainbow Lagoon Park has been transformed into a musical arena of sounds performed by jazz greats that have traveled all over the world. In addition, the vendor's cuisine and upscale merchandise in the pavilion has always been guests' favorite area to parlay. (more...)


by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 31, 2015

Broadway is abuzz with news about NBC's upcoming presentation of The Wiz, with Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige and original Dorothy Stephanie Mills all having just signed on to star. They aren't the only ones with love for The Wiz though. On Monday night, January 20, 2014 BroadwayWorld.com kicked off our 10th anniversary celebration with a benefit for BC/EFA entitled BroadwayWorld.com Visits Oz. In celebration of this week's big news, we bring you our own concert highlights of The Wiz, including performances of 'So You Wanted to See the Wizard?,' 'Be A Lion,' 'Home,' 'If You Believe,' and of course, 'Ease on Down the Road.' (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE WIZ Eases On Down Many Magical Roads For 40 YearsTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE WIZ Eases On Down Many Magical Roads For 40 Years
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 30, 2015

In acknowledgement of the many exciting news items this week pertaining to THE WIZ, it is the topic of today's tribute. (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...)

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!Latifahwill play the Wiz, and Blige will be the Wicked Witch of the West. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Into The Woods,' 'Company,' 'Oklahoma!' and 'South Pacific' receive local stagings, as do 'Loving Repeating' and 'Goblin Market.' New shows include 'Stanley In The Name Of Love' and the musical episode of 'Buffy.' Plus the latest on new screen versions of 'Lucky Stiff,' 'The Wiz' and 'Grease!' (more...)

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