The Wiz is coming to NBC

Just read that The Wiz will be the next live musical coming to NBC.

The Wiz started out as a musical on Broadway in 1975 starring Stephanie Mills. The film version starring Diana Ross was released in 1978.

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The Wiz will be NBC’s next live televised production, the network announced on Monday. The telecast, airing in December 2015, will be produced by Cirque du Soleil with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron returning to executive produce. The duo was also behind NBC’s The Sound of Music Live! starring Carrie Underwood in 2013, and Peter Pan Live! starring Allison Williams late last year. Zadan and Meron are working to revive The Wiz on Broadway for the 2016-17 season.

Reading about this sort of scares me. I’m wondering who will they cast as Dorothy. I would love to see someone who has a Stephanie Mills type of talent. But this is Hollywood we’re talking about not Broadway. They could end up hiring someone who just looks good with no talent.

Don’t screw this up NBC!!!

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