03:48 PM EDT 12/08/2015
Mary J. Blige
Originally posted 12/03/2015 11:00PM
NBC's live musical featured newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy, and despite rave reviews for performance, there was one key component missing from most of the production: Toto! The canine favorite, played by a pair of adorable rescue dogs, appeared in the opening segment (as well as the end), but did not follow Dorothy to Oz – causing plenty of Twitter users to express their concern for the pooch. It's worth noting that in the original Broadway version of The Wiz, Toto did not make the journey to Oz either.
Michael Bublé, Carly Rae Jepsen, Mary J. Blige and More Perform at Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting
Originally posted 12/03/2015 11:00AM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Originally posted 11/23/2015 09:00AM
Over the past few weeks, we've seen peeks at the stars of NBC's The Wiz Live! on their own, but now PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at everyone together, including Toto.
Originally posted 11/20/2015 04:25PM
The singer is currently in rehearsals for NBC's upcoming musical event The Wiz Live! and the first photos of her in costume as Evilene (a.k.a. the Wicked Witch of the West) were released on Friday.
FROM EW: Everyone's Obsessed with This Apple Music Commercial Starring Taraji P. Henson, Kerry Washington and Mary J. Blige
Originally posted 09/21/2015 03:30PM
The ladies shared a major moment on Emmys night
Taylor Swift's L.A. Concert Surprises Continue With Mary J. Blige, Uzo Aduba, Matt LeBlanc and Chris Rock
Originally posted 08/23/2015 12:15PM
Just when it seemed like Taylor Swift couldn't possibly find another awesome celebrity guest to grace the 1989 world tour stage, she brought out two Emmy winners, a Grammy recipient and a Golden Globe victor – all in one night!
Originally posted 08/06/2015 06:05PM
The Wiz Live! just keeps movin' on down the road toward its Dec. 3 air date ...
NBC announced on Thursday that Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba will play the role of Glinda the Good Witch in the NBC musical event while Glee's Amber Riley joins the cast as Glinda's sister, Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North.
Originally posted 08/05/2015 01:35PM
The Wiz Live! has found its leading lady!
Shanice Williams will play Dorothy in NBC's musical TV event airing in December.
"This has been my dream forever, but I never thought it would be a reality," the New Jersey native tells PEOPLE after beating out hundreds of hopefuls for the big part.
"I still can't believe it. Of course I've been a big fan. I had the movie and my dad had the soundtrack and we would listen to it in the car," she says, adding, "I also saw the original with Stephanie Mills."
Originally posted 08/04/2015 03:30PM
[YOUTUBE "FkiXiYrECZ4"] Don't mess with Cookie, y'all!
Taraji P. Henson takes her Lip Sync Battles very seriously – so seriously, in fact, that for her performance of Mary J. Blige's "Just Fine," the Empire star brought out Blige herself for a little back-up.
Originally posted 07/28/2015 06:40PM
Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are off to see the wizard!
NBC announced Thursday that the stars have officially been cast in The Wiz Live!, the much-anticipated adaptation of the 1975 Broadway hit, PEOPLE and Entertainment Weekly can exclusively reveal.
In a bit of gender-blind casting, Latifah has been cast as the titular wizard (a role that Richard Pryor tackled in the 1978 film version). Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.
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