the wiz

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Mary J. Blige is dusting off her acting chops and returning to the small screen in a huge way.

According to Gary Wit Da Tea, Beyonce was originally considered for one of the roles in NBC’s The Wiz Live! But which one? And who got cast instead of her? Click on the audio player to hear all the details in this edition of Gary’s Tea  Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Get the latest from Gary’s Tea here and listen LIVE […]

Headkrack and Brat went in once again in this edition of “Flow And Go” in which they rhymed about a whole slew of topics, and even recapped The Wiz Live, which slayed NBC’s ratings last week! Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Take a listen to the player and hear their off the top of the head dopeness for yourself! […]

Jeff Johnson explains why “The Wiz Live” was an important broadcast, and why, before it even aired, it with worthy of  praise. Click on the audio player to hear more details in this edition of 3 Things You Should Know.  Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Click here for more 3 Things You Should Know from Jeff Johnson and listen to “The Rickey […]

In critiquing "The Wiz" and comparing the actors from previous productions, Raven Symoné missed yet another opportunity to applaud people of color in leading roles on prime time TV.

White people have taken to twitter to express their anger that "The Wiz" has all black actors as if something has changed about the casting since it debuted on Broadway in 1975.

David Allen Grier chats with The Rickey Smiley Morning Show about NBC’s much anticipated The Wiz Live, which comes on tonight at 8pm EST. He explains how he got involved in the project and which character he initially wanted to play! Sign Up For Our Newsletter! Plus, he reveals how the cast deals with technical difficulties and other unforeseen issues while […]