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.