5 things we learned from NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’

Neyo, David Alan Grier, Shanice Williams and Elijah Kelly star in NBC's The Wiz LIVE (photo credit NBC)
Neyo, David Alan Grier, Shanice Williams and Elijah Kelly star in NBC’s The Wiz LIVE (Photo credit: NBC)

The highly anticipated remake of The Wiz directed by Kenny Leon debuted on Thursday, Dec. 3 on NBC. Although the cast was laden with star power, the lead role of Dorothy was played by newcomer Shanice Williams. Williams was joined by Queen Latifah, Ne-Yo, David Alan Grier, Common,  Elijah Kelly and the Queen of Soul Mary J. Blige for a historical live performance that undoubtedly delivered NBC record-breaking numbers.

Although audiences were familiar with the story made a cult classic by Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, the overall consensus via social media suggests the remake made the cut with audiences across the country. Besides being thoroughly entertained;  we learned at least five valuable lessons from NBC’s “The Wiz Live!”


Christal Jordan
Christal Jordan

The principal behind Enchanted Branding & PR, a premier entertainment agency based in Atlanta. She also is a media trainer/ consultant and pop culture analyst. Self-proclaimed feminist and equestrian-in-training. You can see more of Christal on her website http:musiclivelifeshow.com

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