Dorothy and her friends are excited to ease on down the yellow brick road in NBC’s first preview for The Wiz Live!.
The first promo for the upcoming special features the four main friends in their revamped costumes, while spotlighting the rest of the impressive cast as their faces and roles line the side of the famous path to Oz.
“We’re creating a fantasy land that also is inspired by some of the imagery you’d see today,” Tony-nominated costume designer Paul Tazewell told People of the classic characters’ updated looks. “It’s the edgiest of high-fashion from now but in the world of the Emerald City.”
Take a look at the fun first preview for the live show below:
The Wiz Live! stars: newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Elijah Kelley as the Scarecrow, Ne-Yo as the Tinman and David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion.Queen Latifah as The Wiz, Mary J. Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West; Uzo Aduba as Glinda, the Good Witch of the South; Amber Riley as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North; Common as the Gatekeeper, and the original production’s Dorothy, Stephanie Mills, as Auntie Em.
Ease on down the road when The Wiz Live! airs Thursday, December 3 at 8/7c on NBC.
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