From hip-hop’s Golden Age forward, filmmakers have used the music as a cinematic mood-setter, cueing up the period’s greatest records and borrowing their street cred, anger, and/or anti-authoritarian impulses (sometimes straight, sometimes ironically). These are a few of our favorites. …Read More
It seems NBC’s live musical series is really upping its game post-Peter Pan. Orange Is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba and Glee‘s Amber Riley have been added to the already impressive cast of NBC’s upcoming live musical, The Wiz.
A great deal of interest was sparked when it was announced the NBC’s next live musical would be The Wiz (especially considering tepid ratings and responses to Peter Pan). Between the more socially relevant selection and the curious collaboration with Cirque du Soleil, the collective flame for the idea of a televised live musical had been somewhat rekindled.