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Uzo Aduba, Queen Latifah, Common & Others Glitter In ‘The Wiz Live!’

Emerald City: Queen Latifah wears a wig and an intricate costume for her role as The Wiz in the  upcoming NBC live musical production, set to air on December 3New character portraits for The Wiz Live!, NBC’s upcoming three-hour TV event, have emerged.

The live musical production, set to air on December 3, stars Queen Latifah as The Wiz and Uzo Aduba as Glinda the Good.

The Wiz Live!, which features an all African-American cast, is adapted from the 1975 Broadway production of the same name and a modern take on the book, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Meanwhiel Stephanie Mills plays Auntie Em in the musical, 30 years after she played Dorothy in the original Broadway musical.

The musical also stars Ne-Yo as Tin-Man; Mary J. Blige as Evillene (the Wicked Witch of the West), David Alan Grier as The Cowardly Lion; and newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy Gale.

Gold: Uzo Aduba plays Glinda, also known as the Good Witch of the SouthUzo AdubaThe Wizard of Oz: Executive producer Craig Zadan told Entertainment Weekly that The Wiz, played by Queen Latifah, is 'the mysterious and powerful wizard who holds the keys to the Emerald City'Queen LatifahWatchful: Common plays the Bouncer, the gatekeeper of Emerald CityCommon plays the Bouncer, the gatekeeper of Emerald City Ready to go: The Hell On Wheels actor wore green trousers, boots and glovesThe Hell On Wheels actor wore green trousers, boots and glovesFocus: The hip hop artist donned a bright green sequined long coat with geometric detailing for his portraitAll smiles: Amber Riley is set to play Addapearle, the Good Witch of the NorthAmber Riley is set to play Addapearle, the Good Witch of the NorthBright: The Glee actress is dressed in shades of blue, wearing an ombre dress and a patterned jacketThe Glee actress is dressed in shades of blue, wearing an ombre dress and a patterned jacketPortrait: Stephanie Mills plays Auntie Em in the musical, 30 years after she played Dorothy in the original Broadway musicalStephanie Mills plays Auntie Em in the musicalDazzling: For her Auntie Em character portrait, she donned an over-the-knee button-up dress and an apron

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