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This year’s NBC live musical will be “The Wiz”

This a very good news.

I had not been very excited about NBC doing The Music Man as its next live musical but I am very excited that The Wiz has been chosen instead.

This December tradition began in 2013 with The Sound of Music starring Carrie Underwood which scored stupendous ratings. Last year’s Peter Pan starring Allison Williams which was far less successful.

I’ve never seen a live version of The Wiz, only the 1978 movie version starring Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Lena Horne, among others.

Sure would be great to see Miss Ross or maybe Patti Labelle in the Horne role!


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  1. March 31st, 2015 at 4:26 am
    Robert Kabwe says:

    I’ll watch this one. I saw the Wiz live when I was a kid. The tornado blew me away and ease on down the road is a funky classic:) it was also nice to see an African presence in theatre at a time when it wasn’t so popular. They are onto something with all these live action takes on classic material.

  2. DIana’s vocals in this film were her best ever. WOW !!!

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