“The Wiz Live!” Cast Comes Alive In NBC’s First Preview Trailer

The three-hour musical adaptation premieres Thursday, December 3.

NBC’s live adaptation of The Wiz came to life during primetime last night, when the musical event’s first ever preview trailer debuted on air.

The trailer gives a peak at the impressive costuming on stars Shanice Williams, Ne-Yo, David Alan Grier, and Elijah Kelley, who will play Dorothy, Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow respectively.

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NBC’s The Wiz Live! will also star music icons Queen Latifah as The Wiz, Mary J. Blige as the Wicked Witch, and Common as the Gatekeeper, with special appearances from Glee’s Amber Riley, singer Stephanie Mills, and Emmy-winning Orange Is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba.

The Wiz Live! premieres Thursday, December 3 at 8pm on NBC.

Matthew Tharrett is a writer, filmmaker, and above all else, a Britney fan. He once shared a milkshake with Selena Gomez.