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The Wiz Live!

The wiz

An adaption of "The Wizard of Oz" that tries to capture the essence of the African American experience.

Its Director is Sidney Lumet
Writers are L. Frank Baum (novel), William F. Brown (book), 1 more credit
Stars: Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell | See full cast and crew
A 3-hour LIVE event production of the groundbreaking Broadway show that brought Oz to life in a funky sing-along journey down the yellow brick road.

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.

We’ve been criticized on the theater chat boards for using ‘You Can’t Win’ because people think it was written for Michael Jackson in the movie. But tell your readers it was written for the Broadway show but was dropped during the tryout in Baltimore.

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