We all know the story of "The Wizard of Oz."
Stage plays, movies and TV shows have tackled variations on the Oz mythos with varying levels of success.
One – "The Wiz" – has stood out.
The musical retelling of Dorothy's story with an all-black cast originated in 1974 in Baltimore and hit Broadway in 1975.
It was adapted to film with an all-star cast led by Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in 1978. The film became a cult classic.
Thursday, the show's getting a reboot on live TV with an assist from Cirque du Soleil.
"The Wiz Live!" airs in Las Vegas Thursday at 8 p.m. on KSNV-TV.
Scott Zeiger, president, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
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