The Wiz Newswire (Page 3)

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  1. Tessa Thompson on Race, Hollywood, and Her Impending StardomRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | New York Magazine

    ... Rocky franchise hit Creed and the new off-Broadway show Smart People (directed by Kenny Leon from the NBC musical The Wiz ), Thompson is poised to become a household name, following in the footsteps of legends like Lena Horne, Dorothy Dandridge, ...

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  2. Breakout R&B singer/songwriter Derrick Givens releases new LP 'Once Again'Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 12, 2016 | Examiner.com

    ... of Life" LP, The Walt Disney Recording of "When You Wish Upon a Star" and have performed voice-overs in the movie "The Wiz" starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. The Givens Family also released several records on the "Sugar Hill Gang" record ...

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  3. Dee Dee Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra to Return to Holland CenterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    ... mmy nominations. Bridgewater also pursued a career in musical theater and won a Tony Award for her role as Glinda in THE WIZ in 1975.

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  4. Michael B Jordan is the Big Winner at the Image AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2016 | Filmexperience.blogspot.com

    ... Outta Compton Supporting Actress: Phylicia Rashad, Creed Documentary: The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution The Wiz Live! Directing in a Motion Picture (Television) : Dee Rees, Bessie Drama Series: Empire Comedy Series: Black-ish Actor in a ...

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  5. ListsRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | Billboard

    ... because Beyonce is reportedly thisclose to signing on to play Glinda in NBC's live televised production of The Wiz. Sure they studied, but for these 10 acts, the musical careers that spawned from their college years outweighed any senior thesis. ...

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  6. 'Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall' documentary reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 6, 2016 | Examiner.com

    ... the Wall" features a stepping stone that led up to it which was Jackson's appearance in Sidney Lumet's 1978 film of "The Wiz." This movie was hammered by critics, but it was a big event for Black America. Jackson appears alongside Diana Ross and ...

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  7. She's Telling Us! West End-Bound DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belts Effie's SoloRead the original story

    Feb 6, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    As BroadwayWorld reported just two days ago , GLEE and THE WIZ LIVE! star Amber Riley will take on the role of 'Effie' when DREAMGIRLS makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. And Riley is no stranger to the musical's challenging anthems.

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  8. ListsRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2015 | Billboard

    ... because Beyonce is reportedly thisclose to signing on to play Glinda in NBC's live televised production of The Wiz. Sure they studied, but for these 10 acts, the musical careers that spawned from their college years outweighed any senior thesis. ...

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  9. "Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall" Premieres on Showtime TonightRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | WIKY-FM Evansville

    ... Jones and Michael Joseph Jackson," Lee says. Spike believes that Off the Wall and MJ's role in the movie musical The Wiz both took place during an important time of his life. "The relationship between Michael and Quincy started on the set of The Wiz ...

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  10. The Wiz Live! Wins Two NAACP Image AwardsRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | Playbill

    The Wiz Live! , NBC-TV's Dec. 3 television event based on the 1975 Tony-winning Broadway musical The Wiz , earned two NAACP Image Awards Feb. 5. The Wiz Live! was named Outstanding Television Movie, Miniseries or Dramatic Special, and co-star David Alan Grier won the award for his performance as the Cowardly Lion. Check here for a complete list of the nominees of the 47th annual awards.

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  11. 10 Things We Learned From Spike Lee's New Michael Jackson DocRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2016 | RollingStone

    ... Bee Gees were the biggest group in the world. That would all change in short order. There is no Off the Wall without The Wiz . Michael played the Scarecrow in Sidney Lumet's big-screen adaptation of The Wiz - which also featured Diana Ross, Lena ...

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  12. GLEE's Amber Riley to Lead DREAMGIRLS as 'Effie' in the West End This WinterRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 4, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Big news in the DREAMGIRLS world tonight! The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye just revealed the news that GLEE and THE WIZ LIVE! star Amber Riley will play 'Effie' when the musical makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. Tickets will go on sale this spring.

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  13. Tell It! Watch New DREAMGIRLS Star Amber Riley Belt Effie's SoloRead the original story

    Feb 4, 2016 | BroadwayWorld.com

    As BroadwayWorld reported moments ago , GLEE and THE WIZ LIVE! star Amber Riley will take on the role of 'Effie' when DREAMGIRLS makes its UK debut at London's Savoy Theatre this winter. And Riley is no stranger to the musical's challenging anthems.

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  14. Scooter The Senior Rescue Dog Is The New TotoRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 3, 2015 | CBS Local

    THE WIZ LIVE! Stephanie Mills as Auntie Em, Shanice Williams as Dorothy & Scooter as Toto NEW YORK A 10 year old rescued Cairn terrier is about to 'Ease On Down The Road' to stardom. His name is Scooter and he's the new Toto in 'The Wiz Live!' .

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  15. Music Planner: Barry Manilow bids farewell, Diana Ross returns, Bryson Tiller's on the riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2016 | St. Petersburg Times

    ... In the Name of Love ) to her solo hits ( I'm Coming Out , Ain't No Mountain High Enough ) to her stint as Dorothy in The Wiz ( Ease o n Down the Road). At an age when many singers are hanging it up (or worse), Ross is out there proving she's as ...

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  16. Spike Lee's Michael Jackson 'Off the Wall' Doc is Emotional and EntertainingRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 2, 2016 | Lite 98.7

    ... also took the time to chronicle MJ's life including him landing the role of the Scarecrow in the 1978 film The Wiz! and meeting Quincy Jones. It also broke down each song on Off the Wall - although less popular songs like "Girlfriend" and "It's the ...

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  17. Spike Lee's Michael Jackson doc a tribute to his musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2016 | The Gillette News-Record

    ... approach to his art "impacted everything for me." The late Sidney Lumet, who directed Jackson in the 1978 film "The Wiz," said: "Michael may be the purest talent I've ever seen." The film follows Jackson's career until the release of his ...

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  18. Spike Lee Defends Michael JacksonBy Marlow SternRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 30, 2016 | The Daily Beast

    ... song "Ben," days partying-or rather, quietly observing-at Studio 54, and the groundbreaking movie-musical The Wiz . According to Lee, who sat down with me at the Sundance Film Festival where Off the Wall debuted, the film seeks to capture how ...

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  19. How 'Grease: Live' can win over viewers and criticsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2016 | Christian Science Monitor

    Fox is attempting to capitalize on a new live musical trend with 'Grease,' which airs on Jan. 31. What lessons can those working on the musical learn from recent NBC productions like 'The Wiz Live!'? Following the success of NBC's live productions of such shows as "The Wiz" and "The Sound of Music," Fox is set to air "Grease: Live," an adaptation of the popular 1950s-set musical, on Jan. 31. "Grease: Live" will star "Catch Me If You Can" actor Aaron Tveit, Julianne Hough of "Dancing With the Stars," and "High School Musical" actress Vanessa Hudgens.

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  20. ListsRead the original story

    Jun 12, 2015 | Billboard

    ... because Beyonce is reportedly thisclose to signing on to play Glinda in NBC's live televised production of The Wiz. Sure they studied, but for these 10 acts, the musical careers that spawned from their college years outweighed any senior thesis. ...

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