Singing Omar is a blast in web’s Wire mu­si­cal

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY TV -

the shot­gun-tot­ing stick-up man of The Wire, is fi­nally get­ting his chance to belt out a solo. The Wire: The Mu­si­cal de­buted on Tues­day as a web video for the site Funny Or Die. The cast of the HBO drama reprise their roles in a mock songand-dance adap­ta­tion of the fa­mously gritty se­ries about ur­ban life and the drug war. Among the Wire ac­tors who par­tic­i­pate are Michael Ken­neth ‘‘Omar’’ Williams (pic­tured), Sonja ‘‘Kima’’ Sohn, An­dre ‘‘Bub­bles’’ Royo, Feli­cia ‘‘Snoop’’ Pear­son and Larry ‘‘D’An­gelo’’ Gil­lard Jr. The video ap­pears as a four-minute com­mer­cial that ad­ver­tises com­i­cally sunny songs like Omar’s Comin’; It’s All in the Game and I’m Just a Burner – a lament from one of the dis­pos­able mo­bile phones used by the drug deal­ers on the show.

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