The Wiz Live! – NBC MusicalNBC has revived the movie musical with their hugely popular stagings of The Sound of Music Live! starring country superstar Carrie Underwood and Peter Pan Live! featuring Girls star Allison Williams and now the network has decided on it’s next magical production, the Wizard of Oz adaptation The Wiz. Open casting calls for roles in the sure to be global sensation The Wiz Live! are set to be held soon and a number of aspiring actors, singers and dancers will soon have a once in a lifetime chance to be in an unforgettable project.The Wiz Live! will be a live NBC movie based on the 1978 film starring music legends Michael Jackson, Diana Ross and Nipsey Russell directed by Academy Award winner Sidney Lumet. This beloved adaptation of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz tells the classic story of Dorothy and her incredible journey down the yellow brick road through the magical Emerald City. Where she meets a tin man, a scarecrow and a cowardly lion who change her life forever and help her find her way back home.Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan (The Oscars, Steel Magnolias, Bonnie and Clyde) of this multi-cultural musical interpretation will add an incredible dance and movement element thanks to a fabulous collaboration with the world-famous Cirque du Soleil which will only further enhance the unforgettable writing of William F. Brown (who created the acclaimed book), and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls which will be given an update and polish by Emmy Award nominee and Broadway superstar Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, Independence Day, The Simpsons). The film will be directed by Tony Award winner Kenny Leon (In the Heat of the Night, A Raisin in the Sun, Aida) and will make an extended run on Broadway following the broadcast. This could be the chance for a group of talented performers to not only feature in a major network production but achieve Broadway stardom as well!The Wiz Live! is coming and is ready to rock the socks off of millions of fans around the world. The first open casting call for prominent roles in this amazing new production is set to take place very soon. Those interested in attending should come prepared to sing a short acapella portion of the classic numbers ‘Be a Lion’, ‘Ease on Down the Road’ or ‘Home’. More audition information for the project can be found here broadwayworld.com/article/NBC-to-Host-Open-Call-for-Dorothy-in-THE-WIZ-LIVE-20150519 and we will be posting all future casting notices. Keep checking back for more news and updates and leave a comment in the space below and tell us what you think of this legendary musical and why you would like to be chosen for the all new version, NBC’s The Wiz Live!.