The hip-hop version of classical musical The Wizard Of Oz
is set to return to the stage with funnymen Wayne Brady
and David Alan Grier
in lead roles. Top impresario Des McAnuff has re-imagined the Tony Award-winning classic, The Wiz
, which was a cult film starring Michael Jackson
and Diana Ross
In the new version of the musical, which will debut in September in San Diego, California, Brady will play The Scarecrow and Grier will play the title character. Newcomer Nikki James will play Dorothy.
(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)