Twitter Rejoices Over the All-Black Cast of ‘The Wiz: Live’
NBC’s live presentation of The Wiz on Thursday night saw the hashtags #TheWiz and #TheWizLive trending on social media. Twitter users posted tweets and memes responding to various scenes and moments throughout the musical.
The Wiz: Live featured an all-Black cast, including stars Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Common, original Broadway Dorothy Stephanie Mills and newcomer Shanice Williams. It was directed by Tony Award winning director, Kenny Leon.
Take a look at some of the night’s best Twitter moments.
They got ne yo talkin like he ain’t got his freedom papers yet #TheWiz
— Krystal (@thekrissychula) December 4, 2015
Dorothy is starting to get real cocky about killing that witch. It was an accident Boo. You ain’t no real killah! #TheWizLive
— Gabourey Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) December 4, 2015
White people so mad they getting ready to remake ‘Set It Off’ with Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Emma Watson, & Ruby Rose.
— who are me to judge? (@seabethree) December 4, 2015
— Petty Labelle (@KillKilolo) December 4, 2015
Dorothy spent the whole show acting like she aimed the damn house at the witch. Now she like ME??!?!?!! What I do?? lmaoo #TheWiz
— Daniel José Older (@djolder) December 4, 2015
— ♛M.T♛ (@MikeThrone_) December 4, 2015
— Donovan X. Ramsey (@iDXR) December 4, 2015
— JB Poulard (@JP_ComplianceJD) December 4, 2015
— #IITN (@xMurderCWrote) December 4, 2015