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NBC will be airing The Wiz Live! of the Wiz from left: David Allen Grier, Shanice Williams, Elijah Kelley, and Ne-Yo

Ready to watch as Dorothy ease on down the road?

The remake/remix of the 1978 film turned musical will air live on December 3rd at 8 pm ET on NBC!

The musical, which has been featured on Broadway and has 7 Tony Awards under its belt will include an all star cast in which producer of the show, Neil Moron, describes the musical as “phenomenal entertainment,” and a “cultural touchstone in the black community.”

This year’s version of The Wiz Live hopes to create a more contemporary feel with the help of Tony award winning playwright, Harvey Fierstein, and Grammy award winner producer and songwriter, Harvey Mason Jr.

The 3 hour performance will star newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Stephanie Mills as Auntie Em, Elijah Kelley as the Scarecrow, Amber Riley as Addaperle, Uzo Aduba as Glinda [the good witch], David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion, Ne-Yo as the Tin Man. In addition, Mary J Blidge will play the Wicked Witch of the West, and Queen Latifah will play the Wiz. Rapper, Common, will also have a role in the musical as the Emerald City gatekeeper. See the rest of the cast below. Do you plan to watch? Let us know!

Stephanie Mills- the wizStephanie Mills

mary-j-blige-the wizMary J. Blige

Amber Riley- the wizAmber Riley

The Wiz Live! - Season 2015Uzo Aduba

Common- the wizCommon

Queen Latifah- the wizQueen Latifah

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