A brooding Queen Latifah, a triumphant Uzo Aduba and more are revealed in Paul Tazewell's costumes for the upcoming NBC-TV broadcast The Wiz Live! First look here! The anticipated live event is broadcast Dec. 3.
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Aduba plays Glinda the good witch and, in a bit of non-traditional casting, Queen Latifah plays the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, known here as The Wiz.
Scheduled for broadcast Dec. 3 at 8 PM on NBC, The Wiz Live! also stars Stephanie Mills as Aunt Em, Mary J. Blige as Evillene, David Alan Grier as The Cowardly Lion, Amber Riley as Addaperle, Ne-Yo as the Tin Man, Elijah Kelley as the Scarecrow, Common as Bouncer and 18-year-old newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy.
Kenny Leon is directing The Wiz, with Harvey Fierstein adapting the book for TV. This latest incarnation of The Wiz is also on track for a full-scale Broadway revival.
Stephen Oremus, who won Tonys for Best Orchestrations for his work on The Book of Mormon and Kinky Boots, serves as music director for The Wiz. Fatima Robinson ("Dreamgirls") will choreograph the production, and Harvey Mason Jr. ("Dreamgirls," "Pitch Perfect 2") will serve as music producer.