The weekly programme of free musicals for streaming starts back up tonight with a production of The Wiz – details right here.
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Universal’s The Shows Must Go On programme resumes its weekly schedule tonight, with another full new musical production being released to stream for free.
This is the programme that’s been running since lockdown began around the world, and every Friday night at 7pm a new show has been added to the specially-created YouTube channel. The show is then available for a limited period before being taken down, ready for the next production the following week.
Tonight, the show is The Wiz, with a cast including Queen Latifah, Mary J Blige, David Alan, Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelly, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills and Shanice Williams.
As always, you have 48 hours to watch the show, and this one will be taken down on Sunday evening. It’ll appear in the window below, or click through to watch it directly on YouTube…
We’ll leave you with the synopsis for the show, that reads as follows…
Following the success of “The Sound of Music Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!,” multi-award winning executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron return to produce a live broadcast of “The Wiz.” Based on L. Frank Baum’s classic story and the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, “The Wiz Live!” brings the wonderful world of Oz to life like never before, featuring a star-studded cast of performers and the awe-inspiring Cirque du Soleil Theatrical. Whisked away from home by a tornado, young Dorothy finds herself transported to the magical Land of Oz, where she sets off on a quest to meet the powerful Wizard and find her way back home. Crossing paths with enchanting friends and wicked foes, Dorothy’s journey is a timeless tale about friendship, courage and learning to believe in oneself. Starring Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Uzo Aduba, Ne-Yo, and a host of other talented performers, “The Wiz Live!” invites viewers of all ages to ease on down the yellow brick road for a vibrant musical adventure unlike any other.
Expect the announcement of next Friday’s production early next week.
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