New 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.
Uzo AdubaQueen LatifahCommon plays the Bouncer, the gatekeeper of Emerald CityThe Hell On Wheels actor wore green trousers, boots and glovesAmber Riley is set to play Addapearle, the Good Witch of the NorthThe Glee actress is dressed in shades of blue, wearing an ombre dress and a patterned jacketStephanie Mills plays Auntie Em in the musical