NBC releases the first official trailer for their upcoming The Wiz Live! Also, get a first look at Queen Latifah as the Wiz, Uzo Aduba as Glinda the Good Witch, Mary J. Blige as the Wicked Witch of the West, and more.
Shanice Williams (Dorothy), David Alan Grier (the Cowardly Lion), Ne-Yo (the Tin Man), and Elijah Kelley (the Scarecrow) arrive in Oz and welcome us to a brand-new day.
We also get our first look at Stephanie Mills as Auntie Em, Queen Latifah as the Wiz, Uzo Aduba as Glinda (the Good Witch of the South), Amber Riley as Addaperle (the Good Witch of the North), and Common as the Bouncer. Check it out below:
***Update (11/21/2015): In a new TV spot (below), we also get our first glimpse at Mary J. Blige as Evilene, the Wicked Witch of the West!
Everything about this is on point. The singing, dancing, acting, EVERYTHING. And when Latifah says she’s the all-powerful Wizard of Oz, I believe her! This is so exciting!
Take a look at more character posters featuring Latifah, Mary J., Uzo, Amber, Common, Ms. Mills, shining in all their Oz-ian glory (well, everyone besides Auntie Em 😉 ):
Remember that The Wiz Live! (produced by Universal Television in association with Cirque Du Soleil Theatrical) will air on NBC on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00pm ET|PT, so make plans to tune in and live tweet with us!