It’s coming to television screens on Dec. 3rd, so we have a bit of a wait ahead of us.
This year, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have partnered with Cirque duo Soleil to co-produce the event — which will then transfer to Broadway for the 2016-17 season.
“We love this yearly tradition and we’re more excited than ever to not only bring another Broadway musical to America’s living rooms, but also see it land on Broadway as well,” NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt said in a statement. “It’s a natural next step for our live musical events,” he added, praising Cirque du Soleil for helping transfer The Wiz from TV to a major Broadway revival. “Cirque’s incredible imagination will help bring the fantasy world of Oz vividly to life and give this great show a modern spin on the age-old story we all love.”
Of course, no casting has been finalized as of yet. I am just hoping they don’t try to white wash the production. There’s plenty of talented people of color to cast. Are you looking forward to The Wiz?