Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, and Lena Horne left big, sparkly shoes to fill, but the cast of NBC’s The Wiz did not disappoint Thursday night. It was a show, but it was also a celebration. The songs were fun, moving, and, at times, a combination of both. Twitter was ablaze with GIFs, memes, and priceless commentary that added to the general merriment of the night, and if you were perusing the hashtags #TheWiz and #TheWizLive, I promise, you could not keep yourself from laughing.
Aside from the banter online, the costumes were magnificent and the hair and makeup were gems. Queen Latifah grabbed onto a green contour kit and wouldn’t let go, while Ne-Yo stepped fresh onto the scene with a studded-jacket number. It was hard to look away from Common and his emerald head-to-toe look, and Dorothy’s twist-outs seamlessly withstood the test of time, adversary, and magical transportation. For that and more of the best looks from The Wiz, click on the slideshow below.