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Photo Flash: Cast of THE WIZ LIVE Reunite for Panel Discussion & Live Musical Performances
by TV News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The cast and crew of NBC's acclaimed production of THE WIZ LIVE! reunited Wednesday, June 1 at Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles for a panel discussion and live musical performances.

BWW Interview: Harvey Mason Jr. Chats About THE WIZ LIVE!, Working with Shanice Williams and His Upcoming Projects
by Nora Dominick - Dec 18, 2015

Harvey Mason Jr. has worked with some of the biggest and brightest stars in the music industry. His work transcends generations and this year he became a household name as the music producer for NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Original Soundtrack Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Now that NBC's live production of THE WIZ has aired, the show keeps on leading fans down the yellow brick road to Oz. Broadway Records and Masterworks release THE WIZ LIVE! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event physically today, December 18, 2015. Order the album now!

Everybody 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.

BWW Review: THE WIZ LIVE! Proves 'Home' is Where the Heart Is; a Star is Born in Shanice Williams
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 4, 2015

Thanks to Tony-winner Kenny Leon and a delightfully entertaining cast of characters, 'Home' is most certainly where the heart is this holiday season. Coming into this year's NBC live musical, theatre lovers nationwide were appropriately apprehensive, given the spotty results from THE SOUND OF MUSIC and PETER PAN. However, in THE WIZ LIVE!, we were finally given a production worthy of the show's beloved Broadway legacy. Executive Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan still haven't solved the riddle of recreating a stage show's scope and grandeur on screen without an audience, but with a once-in-a-lifetime star, and one of the most acclaimed casts in recent memory, for the first time since this annual experiment began in 2013, there's truly a reason to rejoice!

BWW LIVE Blog: NBC Eases on Down the Road with THE WIZ LIVE!, 12/3 at 8PM! Follow Along LIVE!
by Matt Smith - Dec 3, 2015

Can YOU feel a brand new day? We're gearing up to ease on down the road with powerhouse newcomer Shanice Williams and the rest of the gang from Oz, when THE WIZ LIVE! premieres Thursday, December 3, at 8pm on NBC.  Of course, as was the case in 2013's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! and last year's PETER PAN LIVE!, the cast is certainly not short on big-name talent β€” and most come with Broadway or theatrical credits, no less. As if you didn't already know, be sure to look out for Queen Latifah (of 2002's CHICAGO and 2007's HAIRSPRAY), Elijah Kelley (also of 2007's HAIRSPRAY), Uzo Aduba (of CORAM BOY and 2011's GODSPELL), and David Alan Grier (2012's PORGY AND BESS). 

THE WIZ LIVE Announces Partnership with Reddi-Wip
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

NBCUniversal today announced that Reddi-wip will partner with NBC's live television production of the hit Broadway musical "The Wiz Live," set for December 3rd (8:00PM EST). The partnership is an extension of Reddi-wip's "Share the Joy" program aiming to help people experience more joy every day, and, in this case, the joy of music. The campaign also will feature contextually relevant branded content that reflects that mission, and is also an example of how NBC uses its unique storytelling capabilities to impact communities through the power of entertainment.

HOT VIDEO: Watch The Making of THE WIZ LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2015

Hot Video! Miss the Wednesday night airing of NBC's The Making of THE WIZ LIVE!? We've got you covered with the full video that goes behind the scenes, showing off all of the excitement and hard work going into the December 3rd broadcast that we're all counting down to. 

Go 'Home' for Thanksgiving with Shanice Williams' THE WIZ LIVE! Single on Spotify!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

Sony Music Masterworks and Broadway Records will release the original soundtrack of the NBC Television event THE WIZ LIVE! next month, but you won't have to wait until then to hear Shanice Williams sing the iconic solo 'Home'. Stream it on Spotify now!

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 25, 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. 'Plaid Tidings,' the Q Brothers and 'Die Hard' bring us holiday shows, and shows come and go at Lyric Opera and the Royal George. 'The Wiz' comes to TV and to a Bailiwick benefit, and 'The Lion King' and 'Pinocchio' promise family-friendly fare. And buy 'Season Of Carols 3!'

VIDEO: Watch a Preview of THE MAKING OF THE WIZ LIVE! Airing Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Go behind the curtain in The Land of Oz with NBC's β€œThe Making of The Wiz Live!” The hour-long primetime special produced by NBC News' Peacock Productions will give an exclusive backstage look at this holiday's highly anticipated television event

THE WIZ LIVE! Original Soundtrack Now Available for Pre-Order; Tracklisting Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Sony Music Masterworks and Broadway Records will release the original soundtrack of the NBC Television event 'The Wiz LIVE!' Available now for preorder at Amazo

More News from Oz! NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Original Soundtrack Sets Release Date
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

The yellow brick road will keep on leading fans to the magic of Oz after NBC airs its live production of THE WIZ on December 3. BroadwayWorld has learned that Broadway Records and Masterworks will be releasing THE WIZ LIVE! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event on December 11 (digital) and Decmebr 18 (physical). You can pre-order the album now!

Experience Footage & Audio from THE WIZ LIVE 'Meet the Cast' Event at the Apple Store, Soho!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

On October 22, executive producer Neil Meron and actors Shanice Williams, Elijah Kelley, David Alan Grier, and NE-YO came together for a discussion and Q&A about THE WIZ LIVE! at the Apple Store, Soho (103 Prince Street). iTunes has just released footage and audio from the event, and you can check it out HERE!

BWW Contest: Show Off Your Dance Skills to Win a Prize Pack from NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Enter your video to win a prize pack from NBC's The Wiz Live! in honor of The Wiz's 40th Anniversary!

SCOOP: NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Will Feature New Song by NE-YO, Plus Movie Tune for 'Scarecrow'
by Jessica Khan - Oct 22, 2015

Tonight, executive producer Neil Meron and actors Shanice Williams, Elijah Kelley, David Alan Grier, and NE-YO got together for a Q&A on NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! at the Apple Store in Soho. BroadwayWorld is excited to give you the scoop on what the team revealed at the event!

THE WIZ @ 40: A Musical Profile of THE WIZ's Composer/Lyricist Charlie Smalls
by Michael Dale - Oct 21, 2015

The man who brought funk and soul to Broadway got his big break on THE MONKEES.

STAGE TUBE: Shanice Williams Gets Hometown Blessing on Her Way to NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2015

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!, its highly anticipated holiday production, will air on Thursday, December 3. Click below for the latest behind-the-scenes look at star Shanice Williams and her journey from Rahway, New Jersey, to her starring role as 'Dorothy' in the iconic musical!

STAGE TUBE: Shanice Williams Chats 'Her First Job' Starring in NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2015

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE!, its highly anticipated holiday production, will air on Thursday, December 3 -- and winter can't come soon enough! ACCESS HOLLYWOOD just unveiled a new interview with star Shanice Williams. Click below to hear her talk about 'her first job' playing 'Dorothy' in the iconic musical!

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.

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