The Wiz is coming back to a TV near year! The Wiz Live! On NBC was so bomb that the network has decided to re-air the broadcast, which gives you all a chance to get your Emerald City memes ready again.
According to multiple reports more than 11.5 million people watched the The Wiz Live on NBC this past Thursday. Fans and critic’s loved the play so much network honcho’s didn’t have a choice but to bring it back.
Washington Post critic Bethonie Butler said, “Thursday’s production was nearly flawless. It was well cast. The costumes were beautiful, and the set design vibrant. And the music was excellent.” She said the show “mesmerizing” and wondered if NBC’s next musicals will live up to “The Wiz Live!”
Robert Bianco from USA Today gave the musical three and a half stars out of four, and said the show was, “Pulsing with life and fun, sparked by energetic dances and colorful costumes … charmed from start to finish.” He gave props to Shanice Williams in particular, and said of the music, “Indeed, even if you didn’t watch the show, you’re going to want the soundtrack, if only to put Williams’ version of ‘Home’ on constant repeat.”
So roommates get ready to step back into Emerald City soon!
TSR: Kyle Simpson: @Kyle.Simpson94