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The Wiz Live! Tonight, on NBC

Tonight NBC will air the live performance of The Wiz Live!, a new soul/R&B adaptation of the 1975 Broadway musical. This special is produced by Craig Zandan and Neil Meron with an all African-American cast.


The star studded cast includes:

  • Shanice Williams as Dorothy Gale
  • Elijah Kelley as the Scarecrow
  • Ne-Yo as the Tin Man
  • David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion
  • Queen Latifah as the Wiz
  • Mary J. Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West
  • Uzo Aduba as Glinda, the Good Witch of the South
  • Amber Riley as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North
  • Stephanie Mills as Aunt Em
  • Common as the Bouncer, the gatekeeper of the entrance to Emerald City
  • Olutayo is the head crow.

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