November 3, 2015


'The Wiz Live!' on NBC: Watch The First Trailer

NBC's The Wiz Live! is now exactly one month away from its December 3 airing, and a first-look teaser trailer is here to get you started down the Yellow Brick Road. 

The musical's stars—Elijah Kelly, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo and newcomer Shanice Williams—are all here and thrilled about it. The video isn't much more than a look at everyone in costume and a reminder of all the stars participating, but we'll take it.

The Wiz Live! will also feature CommonMary J. Blige, Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba and Glee's Amber Riley. The original musical opened in Baltimore in 1974. The 1978 Sidney Lumet film numbered Diana RossMichael Jackson, Richard Pryor, Lena Horne and Nipsey Russell among its stars.

NBC kicked off its live musical tradition in December 2013 with The Sound of Music, which was led by Carrie Underwood, Audra McDonald and Stephen Moyer. Last December they did Peter Pan Live! with Allison Williams and Christopher Walken. Here's hoping they do Dreamgirls next and bring back Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson.