The East-coasters were getting super hype as the broadcast kicked off, which made some West-coasters a little jealous.
— britni danielle (@BritniDWrites) December 4, 2015
Broadway fave Laura Benanti was very convincing with her work as Toto.
SURPRISE! I'M TOTO! #TheWizLive
— Laura Benanti (@LauraBenanti) December 4, 2015
And everyone was wishing that they took singing lessons as a kid.
What does it feel like to be able to sing?! To like just open your mouth and have angel sounds come out? #TheWizLive
— Another Round (@anotherround) December 4, 2015
Even Broadway stars were impressed by the vocals happening last night.
And everyone was impressed with the work of the creative team, too.
— Steven Mitchell (@hermesxos) December 4, 2015
There was no denying that former casts had to be proud that this production was SLAYING.
— You Just (@A1GxddessAsha) December 4, 2015
And everyone started relating scenes to their life. Which were incredibly accurate.
Walk up in the club with the squad like pic.twitter.com/z5lPxsXLej
— Tracy Clayton (@brokeymcpoverty) December 4, 2015
Like, really accurate.
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) December 4, 2015
Okay, a little TOO accurate.
When you realize that direct deposit hit at the stroke of midnight pic.twitter.com/LdOpfckP3J
— The Unorthodox Duck (@GeauxGabby) December 4, 2015
Some kept things REAL.
The Wizard of Oz VS The Wiz pic.twitter.com/rhy8yQdOuw
— Moesha Proud (@Lainiemonroe) December 4, 2015
Others were heartwarming.
I love this and I keep spontaneously crying like I'm so proud of these people as if I know any of them. #TheWizLive
— Sara Bareilles (@SaraBareilles) December 4, 2015
And then there were the tweets that made us laugh.
— Lyric Opera Chicago (@LyricOpera) December 4, 2015
— BK (@kswills) December 4, 2015
Toto backstage like pic.twitter.com/FJaOsHPj2L
— rest my Case (@Case_SeraSera) December 4, 2015
The Wizard of Oz: The Original Catfish #TheWiz
— Kingsley (@kingsleyyy) December 4, 2015
By the time Uzo Aduba showed up, everyone was emotional.
— Kristen Bryant (@_kbryant_) December 4, 2015
And Uzo's talent did NOT help matters.
And everyone was talking about how this is the best live broadcast NBC has produced.
Black Twitter looking at the Emmy nominations in 2016 for The Wiz like... pic.twitter.com/qb22wY3gtu
— jujoffer (@jujoffer) December 4, 2015
And how it really was inspiring a new generation.
— Mila (@starsinmylocs) December 4, 2015
Tony-winner Patina Miller explained it best.
Young performers please be inspired by this! Anything is possible!! Hard work pays off! Congrats to the cast and crew of this wonderful show
— Patina Miller (@patinamiller) December 4, 2015