Stage musical THE WIZ will stream online for free, for a limited time!
Universal Studios will continue its initiative of streaming stage musicals in June with the Livestream of The Wiz starring Queen Latifah!
In addition to The Wiz, Universal also plans to stream their production of Peter Pan starring Allison Williams next month. Both shows will be available to stream worldwide for 48 hours only in June. Click here for direct streaming links and to view all other productions now available for free streaming!
The Wiz is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of modern African-American culture. It originally opened on Broadway in January 1975 and was later adapted to a major motion picture starring Diana Ross.
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Queen Latifah stars as the Wiz, the mysterious and powerful wizard who holds the keys to the Emerald City, but whose metamorphosis from ordinary to extraordinary is itself a hoax. She rose to her lofty position after being transported by accident to Oz in a hot air balloon during a snowstorm.
Mary J. Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, who holds sway over the Winkies and the Winged Monkeys that do her bidding. She captures Dorothy and her friends to avenge the unintentional murder of her evil sister, Evvamean, and to get back the powerful silver slippers given to Dorothy by the Good Witch of the North.