“No Bad News!” The Wiz is Updated & Coming To a Theater Near You! Check out your new “Dorothy!”

Broadway has announced the return of The Wiz to its circuit beginning in 2016! This means more singing, dancing, and a new cast of stars to bring the story of an Afrocentric Wizard of Oz to a new generation. Immediately with this announcement rumors of a movie are buzzing, along with who the new Dorothy will be. As you recall, Diana Ross portrayed her in the original film. Although she did an “okay” job, she was still much too old to play young, innocent Dorothy.



Audiences nowadays are more purists than anything; loving to compare originals and updates when it comes to cinema. Wanting to reach a wider and younger demographic, two names have been tossed into the fray for these coveted roles–Janelle Monae and Keke Palmer! Janelle would bring a beautifully fresh and powerful performance as Dorothy. She can sing and dance, and her popularity with urban, earthy audiences a serious plus! Keke already has the experience of Broadway from her run on CinderellaEither way both of these young women are Uber talented.

Below are our picks for the rest of the cast. Tell us what you think in the comments section below!

Scarecrow- Chris Brown or Omarion

Tin Man- Usher

The Cowardly Lion- Kevin Hart or Mike Epps

Glenda, The Good Witch- Beyonce or Mariah Carey

The Wicked Witch- Nene Leakes or Kenya Moore

Hey Mikey!

WHO AM I? That’s probably what you’re thinking? It’s simple I’m this generation’s “Dear Abby!” I was raised in the Fourth Ward of Atlanta, educated in the School of Hard Knocks, and rescued by the concrete and steel of New York City. Life at best will always be bittersweet. The sooner you accept that, the better off you’ll be. I’d prefer to be on your sweeter side. Everyone needs a listening ear, extra shoulder, and open arms when life gets rough. I’m your new best friend, where it all goes south remember I’m a mouse click or tweet away. Hang in there kids, you’re gonna love kickin’ it with me!!! -Michael Jonvier