#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – A live production of the 1975 Broadway musical, “The Wiz,” which put a modern spin on the classic “Wizard of Oz” tale with a cast of African-American actors.
Plot: Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Wiz was a massive Broadway hit which spawned a dismal feature film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have assembled a Tony-winning creative team, the imaginative Cirque du Soleil Theatrical and a diverse cast of showstoppers designed to create an eye-popping new take on the musical unlike anything ever seen.
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I wasn’t sure what to expect from the show. Well I’m not familiar with the wizard of Oz. (Did I hear a “shame on you”?) I didn’t like the story, not a fan of fairy tales. But the songs, the music and the performances were marvelous. I didn’t know Elijah Kelley but man, he’s got a great voice. I knew David Alan Grier from his “In Living Color” days but now he really impressed me. And Ne-Yo was PERFECT in his songs. Queen Latifah is brilliant. Who would have guessed 30 years earlier that this young rapper would become such a charismatic actress and singer. Amber Riley, perfect as always. Uzo Aduba, was a pleasant surprise. Shanice Williams, was good too. But to be honest I didn’t like Mary J Blige.
I think the show is a must-see for the music and the performers.
Total and utter disappointment
I enjoyed the original Wiz movie….but this play was a complete and utter mess….the play felt rushed in many scenes, and the transitioning from one song to another was terrible. I think that they put so much work into the costumes, that they forgot to work on the script.
Speaking of costumes…it’s pretty obvious that the crows in the scarecrow encounter scene had a obvious wardrobe malfunction during the last minutes to curtain call….crows are supposed to have BEAKS! The crows in the Wiz LIVE look like human crow hybrids….I was hoping for a complete production when I watched this remake….but I was sadly disappointed and let down.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 51 min (111 min)
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Director Matthew Diamond, Kenny Leon
Writer William F. Brown (book), Harvey Fierstein, Tina Tippit (additional material for the musical “The Wiz”)
Actors Common, Amber Riley, Uzo Aduba, Stephanie Mills
Awards Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 3 wins & 19 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Stereo
Aspect Ratio 16:9 HD
Film Length N/A
Negative Format Live
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format Video