The Wiz Live! Was So Good it Made NBC’s Other Live Musicals Look Like Dopey Dress Rehearsals

Slate – The Wiz, some version of which is headed to Broadway next year, took the inspired tack of casting people who could really sing and dance and act. Shanice Williams, the 19-year-old playing Dorothy, was cast from a talent search and you could tell: She has it.

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