November 17, 2015


New 'The Wiz Live!' Trailer Shows Queen Latifah and Common: Watch

The first trailer for NBC's The Wiz Live! gave us glimpses at the four main stars—David Alan Grier, newcomer Shanice Williams, Elijah Kelly and Ne-Yo— in costume. Now the follow-up's taking us deeper.

Watch above to see the costumed versions of CommonQueen Latifah, Stephanie Mills, Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba and Glee's Amber Riley. No sign of Mary J. Blige yet, but we're patient. (And the Dec. 3 air date is getting super close.)

The new trailer also shows the cast performing the Luther Vandross–written "A Brand New Day (Everybody Rejoice)." The Wiz debuted as a stage musical in Baltimore in 1974, getting the big screen treatment in 1978 with Diana Ross and Michael Jackson in the top slots.

Entertainment Weekly also has shiny portraits of Queen Latifah's Wiz, Common's Bounce and Uzo Aduba's Glinda the Good Witch.