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‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (‘The Wiz Live!’)

Hollywood's go-to producers for anything related to musical theater — the movie musical 'Chicago,' music-filled Oscar shows and NBC's live musicals — dish on color-blind casting, hate-watching and plans to bring 'The Wiz' and 'Bombshell' to Broadway.

‘Grease Live!’ Director Texted by ‘Wiz Live!’ Director During Telecast

'Wiz's' Kenny Leon offered his running critique to 'Grease' helmer Thomas Kail — yay to the "cinematic energy," nay to the Mario Lopez backstage updates — during the live Jan. 31. show.

‘The Wiz’ Producers Reteaming With Choreographer for NBC Dance Drama (Exclusive)

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are reuniting with Fatima Robinson for a semi-autobiographical drama.

‘The Wiz’: Shanice Williams Considering Broadway Revival

The breakout from NBC's live performance reflects on the whirlwind event.

‘The Wiz’: Ne-Yo’s Dance Move Was Most Tweeted Moment During Telecast

The third live musical from NBC spurred more than triple the amount of tweets as the earlier two live specials.

‘The Wiz’ Producers on How the Oscars Turned NBC’s Live Musical Into a Hit — and Why ‘Peter Pan’ Was a “Mistake”

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron speak with THR about what's next and why there will never be a live studio audience.

NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live’ Encore Scheduled

The telecast will air one more time on NBC after delivering an impressive 3.4 demo rating Thursday.

‘The Wiz’: Hollywood Praises Diverse Cast, Ends “Hate-Watching” NBC Ritual (For Now)

Tyler Perry thanked NBC "for the courage to put this on the air," and Anna Kendrick said, "I don't even know how to be snarky about this."

TV Ratings: ‘The Wiz Live!’ Flies Higher Than ‘Peter Pan’

The live musical jumps in the key demo and total viewers, easily making up for the franchise's 2014 declines.

Hollywood Flashback: In 1978, ‘The Wiz’ Went From Broadway Hit to Box-Office Bust

The Universal-Motown production — a Manhattan-set musical starring Diana Ross as Dorothy and Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow — was predicted to be a major blockbuster … until it tanked in ticket sales, grossing just $21 million domestically on a budget of $22 million.

‘The Wiz’: Why NBC’s Live Version Introduces “Empowered” Female Characters

Game-changing backstories are revealed for Shanice Williams and Queen Latifah's characters. Says director Kenny Leon: "Men are not speaking for them, and that’s the way it should be anyway."

Watch NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’ Teaser: “There Is No Place Like Home”

The live musical production stars David Alan Grier, Queen Latifah and newcomer Shanice Williams.