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Cast members discuss the The Wiz, based on L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz

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Title:
Cast members discuss the The Wiz, based on L. Frank Baum's Wizard of Oz
Description:
In this clip host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with members of Wiz cast Ken Prymus (the Lion), Peggy Blue (Aunty Em), and Kamal (a former member of the National Center of Afro-American Artists who plays the "Wiz"). Prymus talks about Judy Garland's Wizard of Oz being one adaptation of the original L. Frank Baum text, and The Wiz being another, more colorful version. Overall this program focuses on African American theater, with an emphasis on the national tour of the Broadway musical The Wiz. Host Barbara Barrow-Murray speaks with members of Wiz cast Ken Prymus (the Lion), Peggy Blue (Aunty Em), and Kamal (a former member of the National Center of Afro-American Artists who plays the "Wiz") about their professional careers prior to their engagement with the touring company, their professional goals, whether or not The Wiz is a new adaptation of Baum's text, and what they have enjoyed about working on The Wiz. Program includes musical performances by "Wiz" guests and previously aired studio performances by Chip Garnett (Duke Ellington's song "Sophisticated Lady," which he performed in the Broadway production of "Bubbling Brown Sugar"), and Barbara Alston and Paula Larke (who both performed in For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf by Ntozake Shange). Produced by Barbara Barrow-Murray.
Creator:
Moore, Melvin
Producer:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Contributor:
Smith, Kathy
Contributor:
Holden, Dick
Contributor:
Heller, Dick
Contributor:
Merhar, Milan
Contributor:
Coleman, Vern
Contributor:
Norton, Chas
Contributor:
Fairweather, Bill
Contributor:
Correia, Dennis
Contributor:
Mahard, Fran
Contributor:
Wilson, Bob
Contributor:
Hutton, David
Researcher:
Yang, Eileen
Contributor:
DeVitt, Doug
Contributor:
Koppel, Tiit
Contributor:
Smith, Lee
Contributor:
Clarke, Brian
Contributor:
McKenna, Jim
Contributor:
Mackles, Gene
Contributor:
MacKnight, John
Contributor:
Crane, David
Host:
Barrow-Murray, Barbara
Contributor:
Wareham, Skip
Contributor:
Bundy, Kissette
Contributor:
Waters, Mitch
Contributor:
O'Brien, Lindsey
Contributor:
Himes, Eric
Contributor:
Shah, Bruce
Contributor:
Lewis, Webster
Contributor:
Tomaselli, Robert
Contributor:
Balhatchet, Tom
Contributor:
Lane, Frank
Contributor:
White, Conrad
Contributor:
LeCain, Larry
Contributor:
Kane, Pat
Contributor:
Johnson, Nat
Contributor:
Buccheri, Ron
Contributor:
St. Onge, David
Contributor:
Rivera, George
Contributor:
Simons, Fred
Contributor:
MacDonald, Greg
Contributor:
Demers, Leo
Contributor:
Stewart, Aubrey
Contributor:
Lou Cronin, Mary
Contributor:
Chigas, Basil
Contributor:
Sullivan, John L.
Contributor:
Hill, Rebecca
Contributor:
Gray, Randolph
Contributor:
Handyside, Keith
Contributor:
McGonagle, Richard
Contributor:
Carey, Nancy
Contributor:
Morton, Wil
Contributor:
Bordett, Bruce
Contributor:
Plausse, John
Date:
October 20, 1978
Format:
Film/Video
Location:
WGBH
Collection (local):
WGBH Open Vault
Series:
Say Brother
Subjects:
Larke, Paula
Kamal
Prymus, Ken
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When the Rainbow Is Not Enuf (Theatrical production)
Blue, Peggy
Raisin in the Sun, A (Theatrical production of)
African American theater
Alston, Barbara
Garnett, Chip
Wiz, The (Theatrical production)
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Publisher:
WGBH Educational Foundation
Identifier:
V_2696D9A4E7B44957AB277FBFD91089C2