‘The Wiz Live!’ Lives Up To The Hype

THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: (l-r) Mary J. Blige as Evillene, Shanice Williams as Dorothy -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

Did you tune in last night for The Wiz Live!? Well its seems like everyone got the memo when the modernized musical hit the TV screens on NBC and quickly became the top trending topic. The music, the costumes, the sets were all perfect in the almost 3 hour production. Football still beat out the musical in the rating, but not in our hearts (lol).

Now let’s talk the awesome cast full of beautiful voices and amazing dance moves.Newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Tin Man (Ne-Yo), Scarecrow (Elijah Kelley), and Cowardly Lion (David Alan Grier) all shined bright in the musical. Then there was Queen Latifah who played The Wiz and Mary J. Blige as Evelline, Stephaine Mill as Aunt Em (she’s the original Dorothy from the 70’s Broadway play), Amber Riley as Addaperle, Uzo Aduba as Glinda the Good Witch and The Bouncer by Common.

What was your favorite part?

The Emerald City was a exclusive cool club, The Wiz was a woman and where was Toto?

Side note…the musical is not racist ‘The Wiz’ was always an all-black cast (goes back to the 70’s people look it up).

Photo from NBC