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The Wiz Live! 3 Hour LIVE Event Production

The smash Broadway show that brought Oz to life on stage will be aired on NBC December 3, 2015. A collection videos and resources about The Wiz 1978 film, The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical on Broadway 1979 and the current 2015 The Wiz Live.

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Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the original massive Broadway hit spawned a feature film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Now, a Tony-winning creative team, the imaginative Cirque du Soleil Theatrical and a diverse cast of showstoppers create an eye-popping new take unlike anything ever seen.

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From Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron comes an adventure of stunning spectacle and toe-tapping music.

On December 3 at 8:00 PM Eastern, NBC will air The Wiz Live! For the first time in U.S. Network television history, a live entertainment program will be accessible to viewers with visual disabilities with audio video description--narration that describes what's happening on the screen.

The described broadcast of The Wiz Live! is a pilot program that will be available in every local NBC market where SAP (Second Audio Program) audio feeds are available. NBC is partnering with Descriptive Video Works—an industry leader in the delivery of quality described video and audio description for people with a visual disability—to provide this accessible service.

The Wiz (film) 1978

The Wiz is a 1978 American musical adventure film produced in collaboration between Motown Productions and Universal Pictures, and released by Universal on October 24, 1978. An urban reimagining of L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz featuring an entirely African-American cast, The Wiz was loosely adapted from the 1974 Broadway musical of the same name.

The Wiz 1978 Official Trailer

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Director: Sidney Lumet
Writers: L. Frank Baum (novel), William F. Brown (book)
Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell

The Wiz on Broadway

The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls (and others) and book by William F. Brown. It is an urbanized retelling of L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of modern African-American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to the Majestic Theatre[2] with a new cast on January 5, 1975.

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Majestic Theatre (January 05, 1975 - May 25, 1977)
Broadway Theatre (May 25, 1977 - January 28, 1979)
First Preview: December 24, 1974
Opening Date: January 5, 1975
Closing Date: January 28, 1979
Previews: 15
Performances: 1672

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