History Theatre / TheWiz

7th Dec '16 10:08:36 AM dsneybuf
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: The Lion and Evillene using the curses "hell" and "ass" in two separate scenes surprisingly didn't cost the telecast a G rating.
22nd Nov '16 8:15:04 AM dsneybuf
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->''"He's the Wiz! He's the one, he's the only one who could give your wish right to ya..."''

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->''"He's the Wiz! He's the one, man,[[labelnote:*]]"He's the one" in the Creator/{{NBC}} telecast[[/labelnote]] he's the only one who could give your wish right to ya..."''
22nd Oct '16 9:56:04 PM dsneybuf
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The musical will also see a Broadway revival in 2016.

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The musical will also see a briefly returned to Broadway in 1984, with another revival planned [[http://www.playbill.com/article/the-wiz-live-still-plans-to-come-to-broadway some time in 2016.
the near future.]]
12th Sep '16 7:59:40 AM dsneybuf
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* ItWasWithYouAllAlong / MagicFeather: "Believe In Yourself" is a song explaining this to Dorothy's companions with regards to what they were searching for (the Wiz sings it in the stage version, Dorothy in the movie). The reprise, performed by Glinda, reveals that the Silver Slippers will take Dorothy home if she believes she can do so. NBC's version replaced the first performance of "Believe in Yourself" with a series of motivational speeches that the Wiz gives to Dorothy's companions, while Glinda still sings her version of the song to Dorothy.

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* ItWasWithYouAllAlong / MagicFeather: "If You Believe", aka "Believe In Yourself" Yourself", is a song explaining this to Dorothy's companions with regards to what they were searching for (the Wiz sings it in the stage version, Dorothy in the movie). The reprise, performed by Glinda, reveals that the Silver Slippers will take Dorothy home if she believes she can do so. NBC's version replaced the first performance of "Believe in Yourself" with a series of motivational speeches that the Wiz gives to Dorothy's companions, while Glinda still sings her version of the song to Dorothy.
12th Sep '16 7:57:12 AM dsneybuf
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* JiveTurkey: The productions tend to incorporate African-American slang, and actually even use "turkey" as an insult.



* TotallyRadical: The productions tend to work in slang that probably didn't exist when the book originally came out.
12th Sep '16 7:39:16 AM dsneybuf
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* LeaningOnTheFourthWall: At least one review has interpreted Dorothy standing up for the Wiz, after [[spoiler:the Tin Man sounds shocked to discover the Wiz was actually a woman]], as the script also calling out whatever viewers object to Kenny Leon casting a female performer as the usually-male Wiz.
-->'''Dorothy:''' [[spoiler:Nothing wrong with being a woman! I don't know where y'all fools learned y'all manners.]]


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* TakeThatAudience: Some viewers have interpreted Dorothy standing up for the Wiz, after [[spoiler:the Tin Man sounds shocked to discover the Wiz was actually a woman]], as the script also calling out whatever viewers object to Kenny Leon casting a female performer as the usually-male Wiz.
-->'''Dorothy:''' [[spoiler:Nothing wrong with being a woman! I don't know where y'all fools learned y'all manners.]]
12th Sep '16 5:36:24 AM dsneybuf
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* CostumePorn: Nearly nonstop. The original Broadway version even won a Tony for Best Costume Design.

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* CostumePorn: Nearly nonstop. The original Broadway version and NBC versions even won a Tony and an Emmy, respectively, for Best Best/Outstanding Costume Design.
11th Sep '16 9:29:53 PM dsneybuf
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** The lights of the Emerald City become gold as Dorothy and her friends enter the Wiz's throne room, subtly evoking when the movie's Wiz bathes the whole city in gold, before he calls Dorothy up to see him.
6th Sep '16 9:41:45 AM dsneybuf
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* AgeLift: The Tin Man seems noticeably younger here than in the movie or original Broadway versions.[[note]]Tiger Hayes and Nipsey Russel were both in their 60s when they played the Tin Man on Broadway and in the movie, respectively, while Ne-Yo was only 36 when playing him on NBC.[[/note]] The actors of Dorothy's other companions were older than their Broadway and movie predecessors, but this might not look as apparent to the average viewer.
29th Jun '16 9:26:32 AM dsneybuf
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* SilenceYouFool: Minus the "you fool", the Wiz exclaims this to Dorothy and her friends a few times during their first visit.
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