Watch the Cast of The Wiz Live! Belt Out "Ease On Down the Road" in Rehearsal (Video)

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BET.com recently posted a video of members of the cast of The Wiz Live! rehearsing the musical's hit song, "Ease On Down the Road." The eagerly awaited NBC broadcast is scheduled for Dec. 3 at 8 PM ET; check local listings.

Watch the performance below:

The cast will be headed by Stephanie Mills as Aunt Em, Queen Latifah as The Wiz, Mary J. Blige as Evillene, David Alan Grier as The Cowardly Lion, Uzo Aduba as Glinda, 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. Get to Know the Cast of The Wiz Live! (So Far) With Our Favorite Pictures and Videos

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