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We were completely blown away by The Wiz Live!
But not by a tornado, Perezcious readers! We were blown away by the PERFORMANCE! LOL!
NBC did it again with another live, televised production of a broadway classic! Plenty of celebs were cast in the highly-publicized production, including Uzo Aduba as Glinda the Good Witch, Mary J. Blige as the Wicked Witch of the West, Ne-Yo as the Tin Man, and Queen Latifah as The Wiz.
And while it seems like at least half of Hollywood starred in the show, spectator celebs like Andy Cohen and Kristin Chenoweth took to Twitter to sound off on how their peers — and newcomer Shanice Williams — did in the musical!
Find out what they said (below)
We can't wait to follow this yellow brick road!
There's less than a month until NBC airs its annual live musical, and these sneak peeks just keep getting better and better.
While we've gotten a look at what some of the stars of The Wiz Live! will be wearing on Dec. 3, Monday's all-new trailer for the stage production shows off what we can expect from the cast's more famous stars.
In fact, Mary J. Blige's Wicked Witch of the West is the only person we've yet to see, so they must be saving the wickedest for last!
This is shaping up to be so much bigger than Sound of Music and Peter Pan and we could not be more excited.
Ch-ch-check out our latest look at The Wiz Live! before it airs Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC (above)!!!
Get ready to Ease on Down the Road!
NBC dropped the first teaser for The Wiz Live on Tuesday — and we finally get to see the all-star cast in their iconic costumes strolling down the Yellow Brick Road!
The clip reveals newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy who belts out one the musical's hit songs before saying the famous phrase:
"There's no place like home."
The 19-year-old is joined by Ne-Yo playing the Tinman, David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion, and Elijah Kelley as Scarecrow!
Check out the teaser (above) and watch The Wiz Live! on December 3 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC!
They're officially off to see the wizard!
We're still two months away from getting swept back to Oz for The Wiz Live!, but by the looks of things, we think it's going to be well worth the wait.
NBC released the first cast portrait for the musical on Tuesday, and we're really feeling the modern costumes!
From Shanice Williams' adorable Dorothy and David Alan Grier's confident Cowardly Lion to Ne-Yo's suave Tin Man and Elijah Kelley's rather creepy Scarecrow, they sure do look like they're having a blast!
Unfortunately, we still haven't gotten a sneak peek of Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Common, or the rest of the cast, but we have a feeling their costumes will be just as AH-Mazing.
Ch-ch-check out a sneak peek of The Wiz Live! before it airs Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8/7c on NBC (below)!!!
That's exactly how we imagine it!
There's no doubt that the Emmys were AH-Mazing last night.
But there may have been one thing during the awards that stole the show — Apple Music's commercial!
Of course the commercial was advertising Apple Music's "For You" feature which recommends songs for you based on your preferences and listening history.
Sure, that's fine and all, but let's get back to Taraji, Kerry, and Mary dancing and jamming out! And don't worry, there are supposed to be two more commercials with the ladies dropping this week!
Ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazingly talented ladies rock out together (below) as we dream that this is what really happens when they hang!
We want more!
That's why we're so lucky the Roc Nation singer stopped by to perform an acoustic version of Uh Huh off his new EP Overthinking - Part 1 which is out now!
Fear not, the full length album titled Overthinking is due out in the fall!
But if you really need to hear some more, Romans is featured on Gorgon City's new song Saving My Life, and you can hear him on Home, off Naughty Boy's debut album Hotel Cabana.
Until then, ch-ch-check out the AH-Mazing exclusive video of his acoustic version of Uh Huh (above)!