NBC reveals The Wiz LIVE trailer
NBC has revealed the first teaser for The Wiz LIVE!, which will star Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Shanice Williams, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Common, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley and Stephanie Williams. Check out The Wiz LIVE trailer below!
NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition: a 3-hour LIVE event production of the groundbreaking Broadway show that brought Oz to life in a funky sing-along journey down the yellow brick road. Winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the original massive Broadway hit spawned a feature film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Now, a Tony-winning creative team, the imaginative Cirque du Soleil Theatrical and a diverse cast of showstoppers create an eye-popping new take unlike anything ever seen.
From Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Oscar-winning Chicago and Hairspray, “The Sound of Music LIVE!,” “Peter Pan LIVE!”) comes an adventure of stunning spectacle and toe-tapping music. The Wiz LIVE! is directed by Kenny Leon (Tony Award-winning “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Fences”) with live television direction by Matthew Diamond (“So You Think You Can Dance,” Oscar-nominated Dancemaker, Emmy Award-winning “Shining Time Station”), choreography by Fatima Robinson (“The Voice,” Dreamgirls, “VH1 Hip Hop Honors”) and new written material by Harvey Fierstein (“Kinky Boots,” “Newsies,” “Torch Song Trilogy,” “La Cage aux Folles”).
The Wiz LIVE! will air Thursday December 3 at 8pm/7c on NBC!