The Wiz live

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I am so excited!!! The Wiz live is coming on NBC tonight.  I have been anticipating this night for months. I remember watching the original in 1978. The Wiz is adapted from The Wizard of Oz(another favorite of mine). Let’s talk about the cast of the original:

Dorothy: Diana Ross, The Supremes, singer

Scarecrow: Michael Jackson, singer King of Pop

Tinman: Nipsey Russell, actor and singer on Broadway

Lion: Ted Ross, actor appeared in film and TV

Evillene: Mabel King, actress appeared in TV( What’s Happening!!) and Broadway

Aunt Em: Theresa Merritt, actor appeared in Billy Madison

The Wiz: Richard Pryor, comedian

Glinda the Good: Lena Horne, singer and actress, I remember her in Stormy Weather😊

Directed by Sidney Lumet

What a amazing cast!! The music and choreography was a sight to see. I can’t count how many times I watched it. So tonight is going to be a treat. Ok we have to talk about the all star cast:

Dorothy: Shanice Williams, newcomer

Scarecrow: Elijah Kelley, known for roles in Hairspray and Redtails

Tinman: Ne-Yo, singer and songwriter

Lion: David Alan Grier, known for roles in In living Color and Boomerang

Evillene: Mary J Blige, singer

Auntie Em: Stephanie Mills, singer and played Dorothy in the Wiz on Broadway

The Wiz: Queen Latifah, singer, rapper, and actor

 

Glinda the Good: Uzo Aduba, known for role in Orange is the new black

Bouncer: Common, Oscar winner best original song with John Legend

Addapearle: Amber Riley, known for role on Glee

Directed by: Kenny Leon

Please check out the YouTube video below for a sneak peek. Did I mention the performance is going to be live!!!! Amazing!!!!!

Info credit to IMDb and YouTube

 

What I’m obsessing over this weekl

So a new week brings new obsessions. I think I already said I love fall. I love the cooler sweater weather. I have a few other favorites this week.

1⃣ Fall🍁🍂

2⃣ My favorite blog, I love how Jaqueline writes about a little bit of everything. She writes poems, short stories, her family, and whatever she feels like. Also like how supportive she is. I can always look forward to a comment from her.

3⃣ Music

I just love this song. I love the tune of her voice. The lyrics remind me high school.

I figured I would also add another song but it’s a little older. I saw Earth,Wind&Fire years ago. One of the best concerts I have seen. Gotta show them some love with one of my favorites from them. Here it is:

Let me know what you think. I do not have the rights to this music for information only.

What I’m obsessing over this week😬😬😬😬

I decided to do a weekly feature on my blog. At first I wanted to do a weekly feature on just music. I love music!!! It’s everything. I can usually remember where I was when a certain song plays. Music is like a soundtrack to my life(not my quote..lol). However I thought I could expand that idea to not only music but whatever is on my mind each week. Let me know what you think….

This week I’m obsessing over music. The song that is on replay is Pentatonix “Can’t sleep love”. I love how they harmonize all without instruments. Check out the song here:

FYI: I do not own the rights to this music. For information only.