The Wiz

Category: TV/Movie

A remake of The Wizard of Oz that modernized the story by casting Black actors, setting it in the contemporary city and using soul music. The Wiz started off as musical in the 70s, winning many Tony Awards when it hit Broadway. Then in 1978 it was turned into a movie starring Diana Ross as Dorothy and Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow. You probably saw the live TV version starring Shaniece Williams, Queen Latifah and Ne-Yo in 2015.