December 01, 2015

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The Wiz Live! — What's Different, What's New and What's Going to Broadway

It's been 40 years since The Wiz bowed on Broadway, and the creative team over at NBC decided it was time for some renovations on the Yellow Brick Road. As Dorothy and her pals prepare to ease onto national television, we take an in-depth look at how The Wiz has been remade for its 2015 incarnation.

8 Rules Every Theatre Person Must Follow — Do You Know All of Them?

Why can't you whistle inside a theatre? We uncover the lore behind this (and 7 other) theatrical superstitions. Read the complete list, and be sure you don't accidentally violate hallowed theatre etiquette.

5 Things You Never Knew About The Wiz But Should

NBC's The Wiz Live! is headed our way next week! While we're counting down the hours to the Dec. 3 telecast, we look back at some Wiz trivia that may have flown under your radar.

Birth of a Classic: Listen to Bock and Harnick's Very First Fiddler On the Roof Demos!

What did Fiddler sounds like before it was a worldwide phenomenon? Take a peek behind the scenes of the creation of the musical, currently enjoying its fifth Broadway revival, with writers Bock and Harnick's earliest demos of such tunes as "If I Were a Rich Man," "Sunrise, Sunset," and "Far From the Home I Love."

Should the Bridge Actor Do a Musical Next? Russell Tovey Puts It In Writing

U.K.-born performer Russell Tovey is back in town with his best friend in tow, his adorable pup Rocky. The star of the current revival A View from the Bridge took a break from Broadway to fill out our questionnaire.

Schedule of Upcoming Live Theatre Broadcasts in Movie Theatres and on Television

Our round-up of live stage productions announced to shown in movie theatres and on television. Here's what's coming to a theatre near you!

Extra! Extra! Get to Know the New Newsies Tour Stars and What They Want All Fansies to Know

Meet Joey Barreiro and Morgan Keene, the new Jack Kelly and Katherine Plumber selling papes across North America in the national tour of Newsies.

Their Favorite Things: Two-Time Tony Winner Nathan Lane Shares His Theatregoing Experiences

Two-time Tony winner Nathan Lane shares the performances that most affected him as part of the audience.

Utah Shakespeare Festival 2016 - LA ECC Singers

Utah Shakespeare Festival

Cluemaster at Mystery Room NYC

Mystery Room NYC

Berenstain Bears, Live - Replacements (NYC and Touring)

HDB Casting/Matt Murphy Productions

Descendants of the Chalice Workshop

Wirehead Collective

Exclusive: Flip Through the Official The Wiz Live! Playbill!

#GivingTuesday - 10 Theatrical Ways to Spread the Love

Check Out the Best of the "Star Wars"–Hamilton Mash-Ups! Just Added: A Clip by Alex Lacamoire

"Bart Calls Us 'The Coven'" — Over Drinks, Fiddler's Three Daughters Talk Revolutionizing Tradition

Exclusive: Audra McDonald, Martha Plimpton, T.R. Knight Lead Cast of Hello Again Film Adaptation

What Do Hamilton and "Star Wars" Have in Common? Lin-Manuel Miranda!

World Premiere of Layover, Reuniting Bachelorette Team, Added to Second Stage Season

Google Cultural Institute Offering 360° Views of Arts Organizations Around the World

Broadway's Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody Will Join Forces for Grease Revival

Pics and Video! First Look at Ruby Rakos in Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz

Exclusive: "Black Broadway" Tells the Story of the Creation of The Wiz

Carol Burnett Will Share Evening of Laughter and Reflection at the Chicago Theatre

Pics! Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola Receives the GMHC's Howard Ashman Award

Broadway Cares Executive Director Tom Viola Is Recipient of GMHC's Howard Ashman Award

Casting Set for NYC Concert Premiere of Long-Delayed Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical

Must See! We've Uncovered a Treasure Trove of Incredible Shots from the Original Broadway Production of the The Wiz

See Where Hamilton Landed on Rolling Stone's List of Best Albums of 2015

David Ives Tells What It's Like to Work with Sondheim on His Latest Musical

Broadway Grosses: Nov. 23-29

Onstage & Backstage: How to Stop a Broadway Star in the Street

Pics! Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sierra Boggess Reunite for TimesTalk

If It Weren't For Her Mother, Stephanie Mills May Have Never Been The Wiz's Dorothy


Latest Galleries
Take a Look Inside Our Exclusive Photoshoot with the Fiddler Daughters
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sierra Boggess and John Arthur Greene Take Part in TimesTalks
Exclusive! Reliving the Algonquin Round Table Through the Eyes and Pen of Al Hirschfeld
Must See! We've Uncovered a Treasure Trove of Incredible Shots from the Original Broadway Production of the The Wiz
Take a Look Inside Rehearsal with Cambridge's American Repertory Theater Production of Natasha Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812
Photo Recap: Bonnie & Clyde's Broadway Opening Night Four Years Ago
Those Dancing Feet Are Tapping Their Way Across America! Go On the Road With 42nd Street
Behold Your New Wiz! Be Dazzled By the First Costumed Shots of All of the Leading Players in The Wiz Live!
Exclusive Pics! Hunter Ryan Herdlicka Invites Us Into the Rehearsal Room for Once Upon a Mattress
  Exclusive: Hamilton Spreads "Joy to The World" in BC/EFA Benefit


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