Diana Ross, center, as Dorothy, Michael Jackson, right, as Scarecrow, and Nipsey Russell as Tinman, perform during filming of the musical “The Wiz” in New York’s World Trade Center in 1977 . Ted Ross, portraying the Lion, is partly hidden behind Russell. NBC will air a Dec. 3 live production of the 1970s stage reinvention of “The Wizard of Oz,” and Cirque du Soleil’s new stage theatrical division will present “The Wiz” on Broadway for the 2016-17 season.
Diana Ross, center, as Dorothy, Michael Jackson, right, as Scarecrow, and Nipsey Russell as Tinman, perform during filming of the musical “The Wiz” in New York’s World Trade Center in 1977 . Ted Ross, portraying the Lion, is partly hidden behind Russell. NBC will air a Dec. 3 live production of the 1970s stage reinvention of “The Wizard of Oz,” and Cirque du Soleil’s new stage theatrical division will present “The Wiz” on Broadway for the 2016-17 season. The Associated Press file photo
Diana Ross, center, as Dorothy, Michael Jackson, right, as Scarecrow, and Nipsey Russell as Tinman, perform during filming of the musical “The Wiz” in New York’s World Trade Center in 1977 . Ted Ross, portraying the Lion, is partly hidden behind Russell. NBC will air a Dec. 3 live production of the 1970s stage reinvention of “The Wizard of Oz,” and Cirque du Soleil’s new stage theatrical division will present “The Wiz” on Broadway for the 2016-17 season. The Associated Press file photo

NBC, Cirque du Soleil bringing ‘The Wiz’ to TV, Broadway

March 31, 2015 9:39 AM