DVD Contest: The Wiz Live!

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DVD Contest: The Wiz Live!
Posted by Wilson Morales

December 20, 2015

The Wiz Live DVD

Coming to DVD on December 22 is NBC’s musical television production of The Wiz Live!, which stars Shanice Williams, an 18-year-old newcomer from New Jersey, as Dorothy while David Alan Grier plays the Cowardly Lion. Ne-Yo is the Tin Man, who was once a flesh-and-blood woodsman but a spell put on him by the Wicked Witch causes him to lose his limbs and heart. He learns that he’s never lost the ability to feel. Elijah Kelley is the Scarecrow, the first of the three friends to meet Dorothy and who has always dreamed of having brains, but never realizing that he’s the smartest of them all.

Queen Latifah stars as the Wiz, Mary J. Blige as Evilene, a.k.a. the Wicked Witch of the West, Uzo Aduba as Glinda (the Good Witch of the South), Amber Riley as Addaperle (the Good Witch of the North), and Common as the Bouncer, and Stephanie Mills (who played Dorothy in the original Broadway production of “The Wiz”) as Auntie Em.

The Wiz Live! cast pic 2

Also included on the DVD will be the NBC special, The Making of The Wiz Live, featuring the behind-the-scenes story of producing this live television event!

Winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, the original 1975 hit Broadway production of The Wiz became a cultural touchstone that also spawned the classic film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Now, a Tony-winning creative team has brought together the imaginative acrobats of Cirque du Soleil and a cast of extraordinary actors, singers and dancers to produce an exciting new version unlike anything seen before. Premiering on NBC to rave reviews, The Wiz Live! will be a holiday classic to watch for years to come!

THE WIZ LIVE! -- Season: 2015 -- Pictured: Shanice Williams as Dorothy -- (Photo by: Paul Gilmore/NBC)

THE WIZ LIVE! — Season: 2015 — Pictured: Shanice Williams as Dorothy — (Photo by: Paul Gilmore/NBC)

The spectacular television event is executive produced by Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, whose numerous credits include the 2002 Chicago, which won six Oscars® including Best Picture, the television series Smash and the Tony Award-winning Broadway revivals of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Promises, Promises.

The live telecast of The Wiz Live! delivered hit ratings, averaging a 3.4 rating, 11 share in adults 18-49 and 11.5 million viewers overall to dominate the night for NBC. It was the network’s best Thursday average in total viewers, excluding sports, since September 2014, and nearly tripled NBC’s best 18-49 Thursday average, excluding sports. It was also NBC’s highest-rated night for any night of the week, excluding sports, in 11 years, since November 2004.

Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige 3

In addition to the The Wiz Live! on DVD, the previously unreleased Diana Ross album, Diana Ross Sings Songs from The Wiz, a rare 1978 recording that features Ross singing every role from the classic movie musical, is out now via all digital retailers.

All you have to do is enter your information below starting through Friday, December 18, 2015 to December 23, 2015. We’ll draw names randomly on December 24. 5 Winners will be notified by E-mail. Only one entry per e-mail address will be accepted, and multiple entrants may be disqualified.

To enter, please email your Name, Address & Email Address to thewizlivedvd@blackfilm.com with “The Wiz Live! DVD” in the subject line. All entrants MUST be residents of the United States.

Employees, agents, consultants and other advisors of blackfilm.com, Inc. are not eligible to participate in this contest. No one under 13 is eligible. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. GOOD LUCK!!

The Wiz Live! – Shanice Williams: The Road to Dorothy in The Wiz Live!

New Preview

The Cast Sings ‘Ease On Down The Road’

Mary J. Blige’s Evillene Sing “No Bad News”

The Wiz Live! Behind The Scenes

Watch The Entire Show Here


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