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The Wiz Live! - 2015 - New York

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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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Running Time: Three hours, with commercial breaks

The Wiz Live! New York Cast



 

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by BWW Staff - Sep 28, 2020
Deadline extended! BroadwayWorld announced that by popular demand, the deadline to BROADWAY'S NEXT ON STAGE SEASON 2 has been extended to September 28 at midnight. Join our online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by Broadway Records today!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2020
During a time in history where there is so much uncertainty , so much loss, Marcus Paul James (Ain't Too Proud, Miss You Like Hell, Motown, RENT) is bringing music to remind us that we are still here, that we are still strong.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the World Premiere of New Voices of 2020: Pure Imagination, a musical theater montage featuring students of the 2020 Summer Musical Theater Conservatory. New Voices of 2020: Pure Imagination will premiere on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm on Paper Mill's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
by BWW Staff - Sep 16, 2020
Entries now open! BroadwayWorld announced today the launch of BROADWAY'S NEXT ON STAGE - a new, online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by Broadway Records! Inspired by your favorite network TV singing contests, the site is inviting high school and college aged students to submit videos of themselves performing a song from the musical theatre canon to enter the competition.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2020
Tomorrow, October 23, Broadway Records will release of the Original Concept Recording of Night of the Living Dead! The Musical! The album will be available everywhere digital music is sold.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2020
Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has announced the recipient and three finalists for the annual Zelda Fichandler Award. The Fichandler Award recognizes directors and choreographers who have demonstrated great accomplishment to-date with singular creativity and deep investment in a particular community or region.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
Drag Out The Vote, a national, nonpartisan voter engagement nonprofit, announced a streaming Drag and Broadway diva extravaganza to promote voter participation and increase voter awareness of key issues concerning the LGBTQIA+ community and the 2020 election.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
While we countdown the big day, take a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite parade performances of years gone by!
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
The awards nominated six musicals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the West End - 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'American Utopia,' 'Little Shop of Horrors,' 'The Prince of Egypt,' 'Soft Power,' and Amélie.' 
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
Amber Riley will return to the world of musical television series in the upcoming NBC comedy, 'Dream,' produced by Neal Meron and Lisa Muse Bryant.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse is now accepting registrations for the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater Presented by the Investors Foundation. Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis for the first 100 schools that respond. The deadline to register is January 15, 2021, at 5:00PM, and forms are available now online.
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020
Broadway Records and producer Andrew Gerle will be releasing an album of original songs to benefit the Actors Fund and the Dramatists Guild, two organizations doing essential work supporting theatre artists during the economic shutdown.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Hairspray Live! will be broadcast online as part of The Shows Must Go On! The show will launch today at 2:00pm EST and be available for 48 hours. The stream will be available on The Shows Must Go On's YouTube channel for viewers in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Hairspray Live! will be broadcast online as part of The Shows Must Go On! The show will launch this Friday at 2:00pm EST and be available for 48 hours. The stream will be available on The Shows Must Go On's YouTube channel for viewers in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2020
This weekend (May 23-24) in live streaming:Chita is back at Stars in the House, Kelli hosts Memorial for Us All, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for 'Rising Star Honors,' a virtual celebration of New Jersey high school students
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
The first of its kind 'Virtual Wizard of Oz Con' celebrates all aspects of Oz at 8 pm this Saturday, May 23. The starry evening benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2021
Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre presented by the Investors Foundation have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. 
by Nuria Pedret - May 13, 2021
El equipo artístico incluye a Lear deBessonet, Stephen Oremus y a Sergio Trujillo, entre otros
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2021
Live musicals are coming back to your living room! According to Variety, producers Bob Greenblatt and Neil Meron will bring beloved Broadway musical Annie to NBC this holiday season.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2021
Broadway's Mykal Kilgore will be performing in a Marvin Gaye tribute at The Grammy Award's Premiere Ceremony, streaming online on March 14 at 3pm ET!
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2021
The awards honored six musicals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the West End with nominations for Best Musical Theatre Album - 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'American Utopia,' 'Little Shop of Horrors,' 'The Prince of Egypt,' 'Soft Power,' and Amélie.'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2021
Broadway star and Grammy nominee opened the Grammy Premiere Cermony! The tribute performance celebrated the 50th anniversary of Marvin Gaye's 'Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology).'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020
Marcus Paul James (Ain't Too Proud, Miss You Like Hell, Motown, RENT) is bringing us all back together for a jam session at Rockwood Music Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, this weekend's THE SHOWS MUST GO ON broadcast  of Peter Pan Live! has been postponed, but it will be back next week withTHE WIZ (2015), which will be available for 48 hrs beginning at 2pm EDT on Friday, June 12 (globally except Latin America and Asia).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
The Book of Mormon veterans Josh Gad and Asmeret Ghebremichael reunite to chat about the state of the world. 'What you're seeing everywhere now is the frustration of a group of people who have been trying to speak up for years and years....'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) in partnership with the City of Pittsfield have announced family friendly films at their newly established Sunset Cinema Outside at Taconic High School on July 10-11 and July 16-18.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2020
Today we rewind to summer 2015, just after Williams learned that she got the part. Watch as she gets ready to take center stage as Dorothy.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, THE SHOWS MUST GO ON returns today with THE WIZ LIVE (2015), which will be available for 48 hrs beginning at 2pm EDT on Friday, June 12 (globally except Latin America and Asia). The Wiz Live stars Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan, Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelly, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills, and newcomer Shanice Williams.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
Today (June 12) in live streaming: The Wiz Live is back, the newest Broadway's Next on Stage and so much more!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2020
Today we rewind to 2009, when Encores! presented the musical starring  James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse presents 'Rising Star Honors', a virtual celebration of New Jersey high school students, many of whom were unable to perform their high school musicals due to the current Covid-19 health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
Today (July 20) in live streaming: The Muny brings Magic to your home, Red Bull Theatre presents a new play festival, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
The Educational Theatre Foundation has announced the establishment of the Craig Zadan Memorial Fund For Racial Equity In School Theatre, honoring the late award-winning producer of stage, screen, and television. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
Paper Mill Playhouse announces auditions for the institution's prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory for young artists to be held this summer.  Paper Mill Playhouse welcomes audition videos from students 10- 18 years old seeking a coveted spot in the competitive Conservatory. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
After a much smaller, socially-distant season inside the company’s Showtime Stage on Red Bank Road, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is ready to roll out the red carpet and welcome patrons home to the Taft Theatre in Downtown Cincinnati starting this October 2021. 
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2021
Just yesterday, Americans paused to remember the 400,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in a special ceremony at our nation's capital. One of those lives was beloved Broadway veteran Nick Cordero.  Today, Broadway Records has announced the release of Nick’s last public performance, a song with the timely message that love conquers all despite the existence of hate.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2021
'An Evening of Hope: Offerings for the Future of Theatre'', a one night virtual cabaret and fundraiser for The Actors' Fund, will stream live on Broadway on Demand on Thursday January 21st, 2021 at 7:00pm and be available for 4 days following the live broadcast.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2020
Calling all Broadway fans! Join your favorite Broadway stars and creative luminaries for the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise, heading from New York City to Bermuda, October 10-14, 2020. Among the newest additions to the inaugural cruise include:
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced an expansion of the theater's award-winning Theater School with the lease of a storefront building in Downtown Millburn.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
This limited-edition vinyl set of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND  includes a special album insert with photos from the Broadway production and full billing, plus a gatefold cover, complete with show artwork, track list, album notes and additional production photos.    
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2020
Joe's Pub has released its schedule for Feb 12-22! Brown Girls Burlesque: Love Got Game - Valentine's Edition (Feb. 12), Isaac Oliver Is Your Valentine (Feb. 13), and Lea DeLaria: Fuck Love and more will take to the stage!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
Roundabout has announced Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will join Roundabout’s artistic leadership team as Senior Resident Director in January 2021. In his new role, Leon will participate in the theatre's selection of plays and musicals - both seasonal onstage productions and the dozens of workshops & readings produced annually.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2020
'An Evening of Hope: Offerings for the Future of Theatre'', a one night virtual cabaret and fundraiser for The Actors' Fund, will stream live on YouTube on Thursday January 21st, 2021 at 7:00pm and be available on youtube for 4 days following the live broadcast.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020
Broadway Records announced today the release of the original Off-Broadway cast recording of Einstein's Dreams. Written by Joanne Sydney Lessner (book and lyrics) and Joshua Rosenblum (music and lyrics), the musical ran Off-Broadway last winter to much acclaim and received four Drama Desk nominations, including Outstanding Music and Lyrics.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Broadway Records announced today the release of a new version of Shine, the anthem written by Sawyer Garrity & Andrea Peña, student survivors of the Parkland tragedy.
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Lifetime extends their partnership with trusted journalist Robin Roberts for four new movies under the Robin Roberts Presents banner. The network greenlights their next foray into the gospel music world with the biopic Robin Roberts Presents: The Mahalia Jackson Story.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2021
Hope Mill Theatre has announced that this Christmas it will stage the first new UK production of The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in 10 years. With music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, book by William F. Brown and original orchestrations by Harold Wheeler, The Wiz is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
by BWW Staff - Apr 28, 2020
Entries now open! BroadwayWorld announced today the launch of BROADWAY'S NEXT ON STAGE - a new, online musical theatre singing competition for student performers sponsored by Broadway Records! Inspired by your favorite network TV singing contests, the site is inviting high school and college aged students to submit videos of themselves performing a song from the musical theatre canon to enter the competition.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cancelation of the 2020 Rising Star Awards. Paper Mill will instead host a virtual celebration honoring the passion and talent of New Jersey high school students, many of whom were unable to perform their high school musicals due to the current COVID-19 health crisis.