Watch the Trailer for ‘The Wiz Live!’ Featuring Queen Latifah and Common
NBC has been hyping up its live adaptation of The Wiz and with the Dec. 3 air date nearing, the broadcast company has released the trailer featuring Common, Queen Latifah and Ne-Yo in full costume. Mary J. Blige is credited but curiously does not appear in makeup as Evilene, the Wicked Witch of the West. The trailer is quick but does show the anticipated high level production value and an impressive looking Latifah as the Wizard of Oz. Check it out above.
Along with the musicians mentioned above, The Wiz Live! will also feature notable actor David Alan Grier, actress Uzo Aduba, who has starred in the popular television show Orange Is The New Black, and 18-year-old New Jersey native Shanice Williams who will be making her major television debut. The Wiz Live! airs Dec. 3 on NBC at 8 o'clock EST. Check out the cast rehearsing a song from the musical below: