5 Reasons We Can't Wait to Tune in for The Wiz Live!

5 Reasons We Can't Wait to Tune in for <em>The Wiz Live!</em>
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There’s no place like Oz—and tomorrow night, NBC is bringing the fantasy land right to your TV screen. The network’s brand-new live-action musical, The Wiz Live!, airs at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday. Based on the original Broadway play The Wiz that inspired a 1978 film of the same name starring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross, the latest incarnation once again retells the classic story from The Wizard of Oz with an all-black cast—and it’s packing some major star power. Here are five reasons we can’t wait to see the Emerald City reimagined with a modern twist.

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