If you take inventory on the tallied responses on social media, “The Wiz Live” was a certifiable hit. Atlanta-based theater legend Kenny Leon scored a major hit that was appreciated by millions of people, particularly African Americans nationwide, whose sentiments might be crystallized by this one response:
I don’t even think NBC realizes the gift it gave our little black girls tonight #TheWizLive
— Ira Madison III (@ira) December 4, 2015
— Killary Banks™ (@FatalKissNoCure) December 4, 2015
Not all the responses were as heavy or serious. People thoroughly enjoyed the remake of the 70s classic that starred Diana Ross, Michael Jackson and Nipsy Russell. This time, the stars included Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Common, original Broadway Dorothy Stephanie Mills and new Dorothy/star-in-the-making Shanice Williams.
Take a look at some of the best, funnest and funniest memes and quotes on the successful debut of “The Wiz Live.”
So much inspiration. Beauty. Color. Excitement. Wisdom. Art. Culture. #Thewiz
— Ashley L. Herring (@songstrist11) December 4, 2015