It’s the moment we’ve been waiting for! We now know who will be playing “Dorothy” in the upcoming made for TV musical “The Wiz.” Ever heard of Shanice Williams? Probably not. And I for one am GLAD! It’s high time some NEW Black actors get a chance to show the people what they’re working with. I’m tired of seeing the same old faces!
*Eases on down the road* Yaaassss. If you are black, 8 times out of 10, you have seen The Wiz. I mean, us black people LOVE when we get our own version of things. Like most kids, I loved The Wizard of Oz as a child, but when I saw The Wiz…I fell in love. Diana Ross as “Dorothy” and Micheal Jackson as “The Scarecrow,”…I mean, what’s not to love about that? And now, thanks to NBC, The Wiz is back, and the cast is amazing!
Brandy Norwood is making her Broadway debut next month as Roxie Hart in the classic Broadway musical Chicago. In case you’re unfamiliar, Chicago takes place in 1920’s Prohibition-era Chicago, with focus being on crime and what it means to be a “celebrity criminal.”