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First Look at Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah, Neyo, Mary J. Blige, Common & more in NBC’s ‘The Wiz: Live’ + Watch the Trailer

Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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There has been a lot of anticipation about NBC’s ‘The Wiz: Live’ which will be aired live as a special holiday event this year to bring the iconic, Wizard of Oz to life on TV.

The 3-hour show stars Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah, Neyo, Common, Mary J. Blige, Amber Riley, David Alan Grier, Shanice Williams and Stephanie Mills.

Thanks to Entertainment Weekly we’ve got a first look at some of the cast in character. There is also a trailer to give you a taste of the upcoming show.

Common as Bouncer, The Emerald Gatekeeper

Common as Bouncer, The Emerald Gatekeeper

Uzo Aduba as Glinda, The Good Witch

Uzo Aduba as Glinda, The Good Witch

Queen Latifah as The Wiz

Queen Latifah as The Wiz

 David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion

David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion

Ne-Yo as Tinman

Ne-Yo as Tinman

Shanice Williams as Dorothy Gale

Shanice Williams as Dorothy Gale

Elija Kelly as Scarecrow

Elija Kelly as Scarecrow

Watch the trailer below.

Adesola is a BellaNaija editor and Voltron. Yes, things are that serious for her when it comes to BellaNaija.com.She's a lover of gist, novels, music and food. She's constantly trying not to take life for granted. She spends most of her time either keeping up with the world on the Internet or sharing some acquired knowledge about digital media.To communicate with her directly, you can hit her up on: Instagram - @adesola.au Twitter - @ThisConnectd

6 Comments

  1. beauty

    November 17, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Queen Latifah has naija flag on her hair!!! Remember watching the Wizard of Oz as a child, it was awesomeeee…

  2. Kiiki

    November 17, 2015 at 10:59 am

    Yesssssss! Can’t wait for this??! Definitely some of the best, most underrated voices in the business; Amber Riley can siiiiiiiiiiiing and Uzo Aduba’s got some pipes! ???

  3. nnenne

    November 17, 2015 at 2:18 pm

    A most watch!

  4. similicious

    November 17, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Uzo’s dress reminds me of the bride with two proposals

  5. Kendell

    November 18, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Absolutely awesome. NBC the 3rd time is a charm and I so pleased that its a cast of African Americans who will make the ratings shake.

  6. JustPassingBy

    November 19, 2015 at 6:02 am

    I wonder when African stories will receive this much attention and talent….

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