It’s finally here — The Wiz: Live! is happening tonight. It airs on Dec. 3 on NBC at 8 p.m. ET, and if you don’t have a TV, you just need to know how to live stream The Wiz: Live! on NBC.com: via the “Live” tab. The bummer? You’ll need to authenticate with your cable subscription. So if you don’t have one of those either, it’s time to call your parents or a friend with a subscription and convince them to help you follow the yellow brick road.
saThe Wiz: Live! is the latest in NBC’s repertoire of huge live musical events, and they’re usually a hit. Last year the network aired Peter Pan live with Allison Williams, and NBC has also been doing an entire season of Undateable live, every Friday. They got this.
The Wiz: Live! is a remake of the 1975 Broadway production that won seven Tonys and was eventually turned into a movie starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. And although that sounds like a tough duo to beat, this cast includes Queen Latifah (the Wiz), Mary J. Blige (Evillene), David Alan Grier (Cowardly Lion), Ne-Yo (Tin Man), Elijah Kelley (Scarecrow), Amber Riley (Good Witch of the North), Stephanie Mills (Auntie Em), Uzo Aduba (Glinda the Good), Common (Gatekeeper) and Shanice Williams (Dorothy). It’s bound to be epic.
If you can’t log into NBC to watch the show, you can always follow along on Twitter. Watching live TV with the Twitter-verse is one of the greater joys in life (aside from Nutella and good musicals). You’ll be able to follow the action along with #TheWiz hashtag. Just be prepared for a little snark, a lot of memes, and some good jokes.
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