NBC presented the remake of the classic 1975 screenplay ‘The Wiz Live!‘ last night December 3, 2015 and it was a historic online event!
The one night only performance featured the debut performance of 19 year old Shanice Williams, as the lead character of Dorothy and an all-star supporting cast which included Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Common, Ne-Yo, Uzo Aduba, David Alan Grier, Amber Riley and Elijah Kelley.
Stephanie Mills (The original Dorothy) was even on board for the recreation of the American Classic, which took up two hours and 45 minutes of tv time. While I’m almost positive that it was entertaining to preteens, those of us over the age of 12 enjoyed it as well, and we partied online during the show by sharing our thoughts via social media (aka ‘Black Twitter).
Check out a few notable moments from the televised event below… Continue Reading…