The Wiz Live!
A few posts ago (All I Want for Christmas) I talked about my love for theater and live performances, especially during the holidays. I don’t know about you, but I am super excited about The Wiz Live, which will air on NBC, Thursday December 3rd at 8/7c. Yes, we all enjoy the traditional holiday shows such as Charlie Brown, The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, It’s A Wonderful Life, etc. It’s refreshing to see a classic being revamped with a new cast, and the fact that the show will air live is icing on the cake.
The Wiz opened on Broadway in 1975 with Stephanie Mills as Dorothy, Tasha Thomas as Aunt Em, Clarice Taylor as Addaperle, Dee Dee Bridgewater as Glinda, Andre DeShields as the Wiz, Tiger Haynes as the Tinman, Ted Ross as Lion, and Mabel King as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West. The movie adaptation of the play opened in 1978 with a star-studded cast.
In case you’re not familiar with The Wiz (movie), here’s a summary and the movie trailer:
The Wiz Live!
The Wiz Live welcomes a new cast which includes some of my favorite entertainers, so I am certain that my family and I will be glued to the television screen. I am really looking forward to seeing Mary J. Blige as the Wicked Witch of the West and David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion (he’s hilarious). You know that I love a story of a young lady finding her Charmed Life! Eighteen year old newcomer and New Jersey native, Shanice Williams, beat out hundreds of hopefuls to be cast as Dorothy. I can only imagine the excitement that she has experienced by being included in this stellar cast. See pics of the cast below!
This is sure to be a show that you don’t want to miss! Tune in to NBC on Thursday December 3rd at 8/7c for The Wiz Live! I will have my hot chocolate and a comfy blanket ready. Comment below and let me know if you'll be watching, too!
Photos courtesy of www.facebook.com/thewizmusical
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12/1/2015 05:01:38 am
The Wiz Live is going to be SO good! I need to set my DVR like right now.
12/1/2015 11:50:04 am
Yes, Allison. Me too!
12/1/2015 11:57:44 am
When I say I can't wait to see this...baby!!!
12/1/2015 12:00:48 pm
*faith in her
12/1/2015 12:24:49 pm
YES! I loved the original movie The Wiz. "Don't nobody bring me no bad news!" LOL We're looking forward to watching this as a family.
12/1/2015 05:47:00 pm
You'll have to write out a review for this! Unfortunately I won't be able to watch it because I have an evening class. Look forward to a review post from you. (No pressure though) lol
12/1/2015 07:14:11 pm
I'm so excited to see the show. I'm actually meeting up with some people to see it at Taste of Brooklyn cafe this Thursday.
12/1/2015 10:54:05 pm
I'm glad to see such a time-honored classic be presented on a national television. Everyone should be thrilled to see it. Great post!
12/2/2015 12:12:01 am
I am excited because I have never seen it before. I am looking forward to it.
12/2/2015 11:11:40 am
I absolutely cannot wait for this! The cast alone has me so excited.
12/2/2015 02:41:08 pm
I will be tuned in with the kids and Babe. I'm cooking dinner tonight so we will eat leftovers tomorrow. lol I'm making them shower early and everything. They will think I've lost my mind.
12/2/2015 05:59:02 pm
Great post! This version seemed so fun and exciting. I need to see this.
12/2/2015 07:39:00 pm
I absolutely cannot wait to see this new version. The cast is all star.
I definitely would love to catch this however I have NO DVR and I'll be a wee bit busy so I'm pretty sure I won't catch it. I would LOVE to see it though and I'd love for my kiddos to see it too. Big sad face. btw I could feel your excitement from this blog post. ;-)
12/4/2015 01:16:39 am
I am watching it now and thoroughly enjoying it! Loving it!
I LOVED the Wiz Live. I was able to stream it the next day thanks to a a couple websites (since I live in Korea couldn't watch it live) and I must say I was very impressed especially with Ne Yo and David Allen Grier, they gave spectacular performances. I'll always love the original movie but this live version definitely brought on some warm feelings.
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