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


THE WIZ LIVE! -- Pictured: Queen Latifah as The Wiz -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

Queen Latifah as The Wiz (Photo by Virginia Sherwood/NBC)

2. Queen Latifah is equally effective playing a man or a woman. The twist to the updated plot of the Wiz placed a woman (Queen Latifah) in the role of the Wizard of Oz. While there were a few feminism laced lines delivered by Dorothy, our biggest lesson was that Latifah was able to play both a man and a woman effectively in the lead role.


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