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These People Complaining About "The Wiz" Seem To Have Forgotten That "The Wizard Of Oz" Exists

Let's learn some Broadway history, shall we?

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As you might already know, The Wiz Live! is premiering on Dec. 3 and it's probz going to be amazing.

It's a live performance of the now-classic 1970s musical, which was famously made into a film starring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, and many other incredible performers.
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It's a live performance of the now-classic 1970s musical, which was famously made into a film starring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Lena Horne, Richard Pryor, and many other incredible performers.

The musical, which was written to feature an all-black cast, is based loosely on The Wizard of Oz, which had its own screen adaptation.

Let the record show that The Wizard of Oz had an all-white cast.
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Let the record show that The Wizard of Oz had an all-white cast.

Some people aren't aware of the difference between the two, though, and seem ~confused~.

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They're not really getting it.

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Still not getting it.

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Nnnnnnope.

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Maybe we should tell them that The Wiz and The Wizard of Oz are two different musicals.

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And that there's already been an all-white Wizard of Oz.

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Because they really seem confused.

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Not grasping the concept. Or the irony.

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Sorry, everyone, but Glee did it first.

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