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THE SHOWS MUST GO ON – 12th June: THE WIZ

DAVID ALAN GRIER AS LION, SHANICE WILLIAMS AS DOROTHY, ELIJAH KELLEY AS SCARECROW, NE-YO AS TINMAN -- (PHOTO BY PAUL GILMORENBC).jpg
THE WIZ LIVE! — Season: 2015 — Pictured: (l-r) David Alan Grier as Lion, Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Elijah Kelley as Scarecrow, Ne-Yo as Tinman — (Photo by: Paul Gilmore/NBC)

Though this weekend’s THE SHOWS MUST GO ON broadcast has been postponed, with Universal instead posting a video message in support of Black Lives Matter, I can now confirm that the next show to stream on YouTube.com/TheShowsMustGoOn will be THE WIZ (2015) which will be available for 48 hrs from 7.00pm BST on Friday 12th June (globally except Latin America and Asia).

Viewers will have the opportunity to make charitable donations to the NAACP. The mission of the NAACP is to secure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.

STARRING: Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan, Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelly, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills, Shanice Williams.

SYNOPSIS:
Following the success of “The Sound of Music Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!,” multi-award winning executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron return to produce a live broadcast of “The Wiz.” Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic story and the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “The Wiz Live!” brings the wonderful world of Oz to life like never before, featuring a star-studded cast of performers and the awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil Theatrical. Whisked away from home by a tornado, young Dorothy finds herself transported to the magical Land of Oz, where she sets off on a quest to meet the powerful Wizard and find her way back home. Crossing paths with enchanting friends and wicked foes, Dorothy’s journey is a timeless tale about friendship, courage and learning to believe in oneself. Starring Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Uzo Aduba, Ne-Yo, and a host of other talented performers, “The Wiz Live!” invites viewers of all ages to ease on down the yellow brick road for a vibrant musical adventure unlike any other.

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