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'The Wiz Live' Cast Reunites For Emmy Panel Discussion!

Queen Latifah is all smiles as she poses for photographs at The Television Academy’s panel discussion for NBC’s The Wiz Live! held at The Director’s Guild Of America on Wednesday (June 1) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 46-year-old entertainer was joined at the event by her co-stars Mary J. Blige, Ne-Yo, Shanice Williams, David Alan Grier, Amber Riley, Elijah Kelley, executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, director Kenny Leon, and moderator Holly Robinson Peete.

The panel, which was presented for Emmy voters and fans, also included live musical performances from the cast members.

30+ pictures inside of Queen Latifah and others at the The Wiz Live Emmy event…More Here! »

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'Grease: Live' Ratings Top 'The Wiz' with 12.2 Million Viewers

Grease: Live brought in great numbers for Fox on Sunday night and it was the most successful live musical since NBC’s The Sound of Music Live in 2013.

The broadcast was viewed by 12.2 million viewers, a number that was bigger than December’s The Wiz Live, which brought in 11 million viewers, according to THR.

While The Sound of Music was viewed by 18.3 million people, a bigger percentage of Grease‘s audience was among the coveted young demo as it scored a 4.3 rating among adults 18-49 compared to the former’s 4.6 rating.

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The Cast of 'Grease Live' Watched 'The Wiz Live' Together!

  • See all the pics of Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough, and more watching The Wiz Live together – Just Jared Jr
  • Oops! Naomi Campbell had a wardrobe malfunction last night – Radar
  • Kim Kardashian got into a fight with Kris Jenner over her nursery – Gossip Cop
  • Bryan Cranston reveals how he lost his virginity – Huffington Post
  • See new pics of Coco with her newborn daughter – DListed
  • Christie Brinkley battles the wind in a short dress – Hollywood Tuna
  • Gus Kenworthy goes shirtless for his haircut – Towleroad

'The Wiz Live' Producers Talk Broadway Plans, Cast Involvement

The producers of The Wiz Live are talking about their plans to bring the show to Broadway next year and if any cast members will be involved.

The telecast was the best-reviewed live musical that NBC has done so far and it brought in 11.5 million viewers, up a significant amount from last year’s Peter Pan Live.

“Right now the plan is to have The Wiz on Broadway a year from now in partnership with Cirque. The entire cast of The Wiz Live knows about the Broadway plans but we didn’t make it a prerequisite when casting them. But over the past couple of weeks, a lot of members of the cast have been sniffing around doing it in the theater,” Neil Meron told THR.

“We’d love for [Shanice Williams] to be on Broadway in The Wiz but that’s to be worked out,” Craig Zadan added.

“Every person that was in the show last night has been invited to come to Broadway. It’s a matter of if they want to and how much time they can give us,” they continued. “And if we can work out a pay scale. Broadway pays differently than doing film, TV and concerts.”

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Anna Kendrick Live-Tweeted 'The Wiz' & It's a Must Read!

Anna Kendrick took to her Twitter account to live-tweet The Wiz Live and it was of course a hilarious must-read social media event.

The 30-year-old actress did the same thing with last year’s Peter Pan Live and her tweets instantly went viral all around the web.

Anna is of course no stranger to the musical theatre world as she has starred in a bunch of big movie musicals and is even a Tony-nominated actress – she was on Broadway when she was just 12 years old!

Make sure to read the tweets below!

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Shanice Williams Sings 'Home' in 'The Wiz Live' (Video)

Shanice Williams knocked it out of the park with her performance as Dorothy in The Wiz Live on Thursday night (December 3) and now you can watch her sing the big number “Home” below!

The 19-year-old actress was introduced into the world with her role in the star-studded production and celebs are raving about her work in the show.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Shanice Williams

We can’t wait to see what Shanice will be doing next in her career!

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“Home” from The Wiz Live! (Highlight)
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The Wiz's Shanice Williams Is Getting Twitter Love from Celebs!

Shanice Williams had her “star is born” moment on Thursday (December 3) while playing the role of Dorothy in NBC’s The Wiz Live.

The 19-year-old actress made her professional debut with in the production and she sure will be around for a long time, if some of Hollywood and Broadway’s biggest stars get their say!

Tons of celebs were live tweeting the event and they all had praise for Shanice. Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald put it perfectly and you can read her tweet below.

Make sure to check out the full cast list for a recap of the show!

Click inside to read more tweets about Shanice Williams… More Here! »

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