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The Wiz Live! is several notches above NBC's other musical broadcasts thanks to bold performances and large-scale production pieces. Read critic reviews

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All Critics (33) | Top Critics (24) | Fresh (30) | Rotten (3)

  • This show was a treat to watch. Please, NBC: remember to keep making them this good.

    December 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • If Thursday night's The Wiz Live! shared the exuberant punctuation of 2013's The Sound of Music Live! and last year's Peter Pan Live!, it surpassed both of those previous efforts in terms of energy, spirit, and watchability.

    December 7, 2015 | Full Review…
  • At a time when the country is reeling... there is no better time to experience a soothing, expertly executed celebration of family, friendship and black culture.

    December 7, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Maybe the sincere production of The Wiz Live! will inspire young theater lovers, but it didn't soar.

    December 7, 2015 | Full Review…
  • The most important elements in the success of The Wiz Live! come from Leon and Robinson and their accumulation of a rather remarkable assortment of talent to populate the stages at Grumman Studios.

    December 4, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Everyone agrees, Shanice Williams will ease on down the road to super-stardom after this performance. Her voice was incredible and her performance top-notch.

    December 4, 2015 | Full Review…

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