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'The Wiz': Follow along with EW's live blog

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UPDATE: See the live-blog below!

ORIGINAL POST: So you wanted to meet the wizard? Let us tell you: You’ve come to the right place.

The Wiz Live! sets off down the yellow brick road on Thursday night, bringing the landmark musical to a new audience, and EW will be here to live-blog the whole event with you, to Oz and back. Will we melt at newcomer Shanice Williams? Will the all-star cast — including Queen Latifah (the Wiz), Mary J. Blige (the Wicked Witch of the West), Uzo Aduba (Good Witch Glinda), Common (Emerald City’s gatekeeper), and David Alan Grier (the Cowardly Lion) — have us all seeing the world through emerald-colored glasses? Who will find a heart? Who will find courage? Will no one tie down the balloon?

The Wiz Live! kicks off at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, but you can ease on down to the live-blog at 7:45 p.m. to get the festivities started. 


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