Celebrities were blown away by the incredible production of ‘The Wiz Live!’ on NBC Dec. 3 and we couldn’t agree more with their sentiments that this show was a-maz-ing! We loved every minute of it, and so did the stars.
We’re so into the incredible staging and performances on NBC’s The Wiz Live! The all-star cast included Uzo Aduba, (Glinda), Queen Latifah, (The Wiz), Amber Riley, (Addaperle), Stephanie Mills, (Auntie Em), Shanice Williams, (Dorothy), and Mary J. Blige, (Evillene). Ne-Yo starred in the production as the Tin Man alongside Common as the Bouncer/Gatekeeper, David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion, and Elijah Kelley, who plays the Scarecrow. Other celebs were completely dying over how great of a job they did bringing the musical back to life!
Celebrities took to their Twitter accounts to shower praise on The Wiz Live! and it’s super talented cast. Many of them are theater vets in their own right who know how difficult it is to stage a production of this magnitude, because everyone brought their A-games to their characters. This was quite an accomplishment for NBC, especially compared to last year’s so-so Peter Pan Live. Here’s what some of them had to say!
This production was everything we hoped it would be when NBC originally announced plans to do The Wiz. They lined up such an array of talent that we knew this would blow away the musicals they’ve staged over the last few years. The production values, the all-star cast, the crazy good costumes and set. We loved every minute of it! To purchase your own copy of The Wiz Live, click here
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the incredible production of The Wiz Live? Share us your favorite moments in the comments section below!