CELEBRITIES NBC brings a timeless Classic to Broadway by Patrice
By Naturally Triece
So, there is another live musical from NBC. After the ratings were a success for The Sound of Music and there was great success with Peter Pan, NBC has announced that they have officially decided to go with The Wiz as their next live musical. The show, which will be an adaptation of the 1978 all-Black version of The Wizard of Oz which starred Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, will be airing on December 3rd. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will be returning to executive produce the show but this time there will be more than just an NBC broadcast. The network has teamed up with Cirque du Soleil to bring the show onto Broadway next year. The news is finally official! So exciting!
The characters will obviously be the same but the cast members have not yet been revealed. We will be back once we receive this small bit of information.
It is so awesome to see another Black musical being brought to Broadway, especially one of this magnitude. The Wiz is a legendary musical that can bring all African Americans together and allow us to sing the songs that we grew up on.
Are you excited? I know I am.