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NBC's Next Live Production

March 31st, 2015 10:53am EDT
Live Broadcast Of 'The Wiz' To Air On NBC
A live broadcast of the iconic all-black version of "The Wizard of Oz" titled“The Wiz” will air on NBC this coming December.

The groundbreaking musical was a hit on Broadway in the 1970s, winning a Tony Award for Best Musical. It was adapted into a film in 1978 starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson and will be adapted for television just prior to the holiday season.

Kenny Leon will stage both the upcoming Broadway version and television version of “The Wiz.”

Leon is an acclaimed director who has brought two popular plays to television in creative adaptations. He worked on “A Raisin in ...
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