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The Wiz Live! - 2015 - New York Tickets, News, Info & More

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NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition with a live television production of the groundbreaking Broadway show that brought the vivid world of Oz to life in a fresh, funky sing-along journey down the yellow brick road.

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Three hours, with commercial breaks

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by Michael Major - Sep 24, 2021
The shimmering dancefloor banger finds NE-YO recalling a lost love and wondering what would have happened if they hadn’t parted. The three-time GRAMMY® winner recorded “What If” in London with producers Ebenezer and Magnus Klausen. Curtis 'Sauce' Wilson produced the vocals.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2021
Pasadena Playhouse has announced initial casting for its production of HEAD OVER HEELS. Leading the cast will be Alaska 5000 (RuPaul's Drag Race), Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Yurel Echezarreta (Steven Spielberg's West Side Story), Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill), George Salazar (Little Shop of Horrors), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), and Shanice Williams ('Dorothy' in NBC's The Wiz Live!).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Hairspray!
by Michael Major - Sep 10, 2021
The song is a story told from a Black Gay man’s perspective about his and many other’s experiences at the barbershop where people gather and gossip about their community and the world. The new single comes along with a new music video.
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 6, 2021
Excited for FUNNY GIRL's return to Broadway? We've got casting news today about Ramin Karimloo, Jane Lynch and Jared Grimes joining the cast for the first Broadway revival of FUNNY GIRL.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2021
Next month, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 27, 2021
Caroline, or Change officially opens tonight, October 27 on Broadway at the Roundabout's Studio 54. Learn more about the cast bringing this show back to Broadway here!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2021
The cast stars Alaska 5000 (RuPaul's Drag Race), Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Yurel Echezarreta (Steven Spielberg's West Side Story), Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill), George Salazar (Little Shop of Horrors), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), and Shanice Williams ('Dorothy' in NBC's The Wiz Live!).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021
The National Theatre Conference, is an organization of theatermakers that connects, supports, and advocates for the field. Each year, leading theatre professionals and academics gather in New York City to engage in the essential questions of our art.
by Michael Major - Nov 4, 2021
Harvey Fierstein has joined the cast of Bros, co-written and starring Billy Eichner. Featuring an all LGBTQIA+ cast, Bros has also added SNL star Bowen Yang. Previously announced for the film are Jim Rash, Eve Lindley, D’Lo Srijaerajah, Peter Kim, Justin Covington, Dot-Marie Jones and Becca Blackwell.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2021
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced auditions for the institution’s 2022 Summer Training Programs including the prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory or the Musical Theater Intensive. Paper Mill Playhouse welcomes audition videos from students 10-18 years old.
by Team BWW - Nov 24, 2021
While we countdown the big day, take a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite parade performances of years gone by!
by Ricky Pope - Nov 16, 2021
Mykal Kilgore is a force to be reckoned with. In only a few short years he has appeared in a brace of Broadway musicals, including, Hair, Motown: the Musical, The Wiz Live!, Dear Evan Hansen, Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, Songs for a New World, and Into the Woods. His first album, A Man Born Black was a big hit for Affective Music. His single from the album  “Let Me Go” was nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance in 2021. He is the first openly gay artist to be nominated in the category.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2021
The cast stars Alaska 5000 (RuPaul's Drag Race), Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black), Yurel Echezarreta (Steven Spielberg's West Side Story), Tiffany Mann (Be More Chill), George Salazar (Little Shop of Horrors), Emily Skeggs (Fun Home), and Shanice Williams ('Dorothy' in NBC's The Wiz Live!).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 15, 2021
Watch a clip of Tiffany Mann and the company of HEAD OVER HEELS at Pasadena Playhouse sing 'Beautiful'!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 12, 2021
Pasadena Playhouse will present for Head Over Heels, with music of The Go-Go's, which kicks off the Playhouse's 2021-2022 season.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2021
Pasadena Playhouse is now presenting Head Over Heels! The production is being directed, choreographed, and conceived by Jenny Koons and Sam Pinkleton and features music direction by Kris Kukul.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022
Broadway Records announced today the release of Wise Children’s Wuthering Heights. The musical based on Emily Brontë’s classic tale is available digitally now wherever digital music is sold.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022
The 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards ceremony will take place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Monday, June 6, at 7:30pm, featuring presenters from both Broadway and beyond. See the full list of nominees.
by Michael Major - May 13, 2022
Three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B hitmaker, iconic songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist NE-YO returns with a new single and music video entitled “Don’t Love Me” via Motown Records. On the track, acoustic guitar threads around a throwback-style beat. The song arrives on the heels of the fan favorite “Stay Down” [feat. Yung Bleu].
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 8, 2022
On Monday, April 4, 2022, Theatre Forward, a non-profit arts organization based in New York City, will hold its annual gala at the Edison Ballroom, 240 West 47th Street, New York City to honor Tony and Obie Award winning director, Kenny Leon, and global financial services provider, Prudential Financial.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2022
Little Island, New York City’s new public park in Hudson River Park by W. 13th Street, announced today the complete casting for The Big Mix, a three-week, three-holiday, one-of-a-kind performance party. Get the scoop on who's performing and how to attend!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 7, 2022
Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater have ignited the careers of many notable performers. The 2022 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards ceremony took place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Monday, June 6, at 7:30pm, and was livestreamed. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 6, 2022
Additional casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Kinky Boots July 8–10,2022. Find out how to get tickets and see who else is in the cast!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve as members of the National Council on the Arts: Kamilah Forbes, Christopher Morgan, Ismael Ahmed, Kinan Azmeh, Huascar Medina, Jake Shimabukuro, Constance Williams, and Fiona Whelan Prine. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022
Programming has been announced for the 2022/2023 season at the Ahmanson Theatre and Mark Taper Forum. Find out all of the shows in the season, how to get tickets & more. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022
Just in time for Pride weekend, Broadway Records announced the release of Randy Rainbow's newest single, 'Gay!' Listen here!
by Michael Major - Jun 2, 2022
Katy Perry has introduced a new character for her 'PLAY' Las Vegas residency, voiced by Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein! Fierstein voices the character of Ratso, a wise-cracking rat that Perry interacts with during the concert. Get a first look at the larger-than-life puppet in action during Perry's concert now!
by Michael Major - Jun 17, 2022
Ne-Yo, the three-time GRAMMY® Award-winning R&B hitmaker, iconic songwriter, actor, entrepreneur, and philanthropist, has sold a cumulative 20+ million adjusted albums worldwide. His debut single, 2005’s “So Sick,” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified quadruple Platinum.
by Team BWW - Jun 17, 2022
Tamika Lawrence has had a year for the record books. In addition to starring alongside Sharon D Clarke in the three-time Tony nominated revival of Caroline, Or Change, she earned her very own Drama Desk nomination for her incredible performance in Black No More. The musical, which enjoyed an acclaimed, limited run in the height of the spread of Omicron, was inspired by George S. Schuyler's Afrofuturist novel set during the Harlem Renaissance, retelling one Black man's journey colliding with truths of race and identity.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 16, 2022
The Big Mix - Juneteenth will play June 16 to 19 at 8:00 p.m., hosted by Tony and Grammy Award nominee Joshua Henry (Into the Woods, Waitress, Carousel). With performances from Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins ('All My Children,' Mother Courage and Her Children, Holler If Ya Hear Me), and more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 15, 2022
The London Hit-, It Happened in Key West, will receive an Original Cast Recording available digitally, Friday, June 17th. It Happened in Key West features Book, Music, and Lyrics By Broadway Composer, Jill Santoriello, Book and Additional Lyrics by Jason Huza, and Book/Original Concept by Jeremiah James.
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 15, 2021
Chandler Center for the Arts announces An Evening with Mykal Kilgore and Jamison Ross, on Sunday, October 10.
by Team BWW - Jun 14, 2022
SUZAN-LORI PARKS’ Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, TOPDOG/UNDERDOG, will return to Broadway this Fall in a 20th Anniversary Production, directed by Tony Award-winner KENNY LEON and starring Tony Award-nominee COREY HAWKINS (In the Heights, The Tragedy of Macbeth) and Emmy Award-winner YAHYA ABDUL-MATEEN II (Watchmen, Candyman) as brothers Lincoln and Booth.
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2021
Additionally, the “BET AWARDS” will be honoring Queen Latifah with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award.
by Student Blogger: Adam Beam - Jul 7, 2021
While it seems impossible to bring the theatrics of musical theatre to TV screens on a weekly basis, when you get down to it, television provides an insanely wide array of opportunities. However, just like movie musicals, its history is filled with ups and downs, and even nowadays networks struggle to find that balance.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2022
A Costume Featurette from Steven Spielberg’s “West Side Story” featuring 2022 Critics Choice Nominee and Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winning costume designer, Paul Tazewell, has been released.
by Marissa Tomeo - Feb 26, 2022
Paul Tazewell sits down to speak with host Lisa Hopkins on STOPTIME: Live in the Moment. In this rare and intimate conversation, the award winning designer digs deep into what it means to be Paul Tazewell, his journey as an artist, embracing all parts of who you are, and the importance of fearing less and 'trusting more in the energy of living'.
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022
Audiences are invited to 'Ease On Down The Road' to the Taft Theatre when The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents the world-premiere adaptation of THE WIZ JR., April 2-11, 2022. This fresh 60-minute version rounds out the company's 21-22 MainStage Season. Tickets are on sale now.  
by Michael Major - Dec 3, 2021
Annie Live!, NBC's latest live television musical, scored 5.2 million viewers in its broadcast, leading the non-NFL programming on Thursday night. See how Annie's ratings compare to NBC's past live musicals, including The Sound of Music, The Wiz, Hairspray, The Grinch Musical, and more. The musical starred Celina Smith, Taraji P. Henson, and more.
by Michael Major - Dec 3, 2021
Available everywhere now, the soundtrack features vocals by Harry Connick, Jr., Nicole Scherzinger, Tituss Burgess and Megan Hilty, with newcomer Celina Smith in the titular role of Annie and Taraji P. Henson. The album will also be released in CD format beginning January 21, 2022. Pre-order the CD and stream the new soundtrack now!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 20, 2021
The Music Man officially begins previews tonight on Broadway! Meet the cast bringing the iconic musical back to the stage!
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 2, 2021
Annie Live! hits the small screen tonight (8pm) on NBC, and while we can't wait to see the show's pint-sized leading lady in action, we're equally excited to meet her canine companion! 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 25, 2022
Get tickets get more information on the production this summer. First casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl’s upcoming production of Kinky Boots, featuring Wayne Brady in the role of Lola, Jake Shears as Charlie, and Kelly Marie Tran as Lauren. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 20, 2022
Presented by the Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art, the Woodruff Arts Center Educator Conference: Rejuvenate, Recenter, Reimagine will take place June 2-3, 2022. This year's conference returns with both in-person and virtual options.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 18, 2022
Seattle Rep today announced complete casting of its world-premiere production of Bruce, the new musical is based on Carl Gottlieb’s The Jaws Log, a novel about the making of the iconic film. Bruce will perform on the Bagley Wright stage from May 27-June 26, 2022, and will celebrate its official opening night on June 8.
by Michael Major - Apr 16, 2022
It's a guide to the Wicked movie. The hit Broadway musical Wicked is officially coming to the big screen! BroadwayWorld collected all the information we could about the upcoming film - including who's starring, what roles haven't yet been cast, and what will change from stage to screen.
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 15, 2022
After two successful years fully online, the 8th annual Broadway Stage Management Symposium will be presented in a hybrid format: both in person in New York City and Online.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 14, 2022
The Muny announced today that Jason Gotay, Jessica Vosk, Eric Jordan Young and Mykal Kilgore will star in Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Find out who else is in the cast and how to get tickets!