The Wiz Live Just Won All of 2015

Last night’s live production of The Wiz had our timelines lit! Everyone was getting their life and beaming with pride just watching all that #BlackGirlMagic and #BlackExcellence dance across the stage in real time. (Of course, there were some people who, for reasons we’ll never understand, just didn’t get it, but anywayz… *gives a thousand side-eyes.*)

Featuring an all-star cast — Ne-yo, Uzo Aduba, Mary J, Queen Latifah, Common, Amber Riley, David Allen Grier, Stephanie Mills, and Elijah Kelley — and introducing newbie Shanice Williams as Dorothy, The Wiz did an amazing job of remaking the stage play that originally debuted on Broadway back in the 7-5 (there was also a movie version starring Diana Ross that came out in the late ’70s) and updating it for the 1-5. We watched them whip, we watched them nae nae, we caught their uses of today’s slang like “casting shade” and “squad.” Plus, the cast rocked that natural hair — Cowardly Lion’s dreads, tho. And Dorothy’s curly ‘fro? #HairGoals for real.

Check out some of our favorite tweets about the show below and then, relive the magic — or, if you missed it, watch it for the first time — by clicking here.




What was your favorite moment? Favorite tweet you saw? Tell us in the comments below!





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