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10 Reasons We Need “The Wiz” Broadway Revival Right Now

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The Wiz hasn’t been revived in 30 years. Is now the time? YES!

I love The Wiz

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like, a lot…

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I said A LOT

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Honestly, we need a Broadway revival ASAP

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and here’s why…

1. It hasn’t been on Broadway for 30 years

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THAT’S QUITE A BIT OF TIME. 30 years… that’s like a grown ass adult

2. It’s time to journey back to Oz

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Yes Wicked is on Broadway, but it’s been 11 years now. Let’s see Oz differently.

3. We already know who would be cast as Dorothy

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She won an Oscar. She won our hearts. She performed on the Tonys. THIS WAS ESSENTIALLY HER AUDITION and America approves.

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BRING IT HOME, HUDSON!

4. We already know who would direct it

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The Queen of Tony-Award Winning Revivals, Dame Diane Paulus.

5. The R&B Pop Score is still fucking GOOD

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6. New Orchestrations/Choreography for “Ease on Down the Road”

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7. We need to get that bad taste out of our mouths

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Diana Ross sobbing for 60+ minutes wearing a sheer blue dress is not how I want my children to know The Wiz’s Dorothy Gale.

8. People need to know The Wiz Musical > The Wiz Movie

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THE MOVIE IS NOT THE MUSICAL. THEY DON’T TRAVEL TO 1970’S NYC AND GET HIGH IN A PINK BROTHEL HOUSE.

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9. We can cast Phylicia Rashad as Glinda the Good

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She was in the OBC as a Munchkin. It can be the ultimate #LOLZ casting.

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10. It’s a message we need to hear now

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The Wizard of Oz’s main message was “There’s no place like home.”

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The Wiz’s main message is a little different…

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“Believe in yourself right from the start.Believe in the magic that’s inside your heart.Beileve what you see and not what life told you toBut believe in yourself.”

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