Uzo Aduba shines as as Glenda the Good Witch while Queen Latifah as The Wiz seems to rep Nigeria with her green-white-green hairdo, and Common sports a fetching shade of green as the Bouncer (the gatekeeper of the entrance to Emerald City) in a series of promo images by Paul Gilmore unveiled by Entertainment Weekly for the upcoming The Wiz Live!
The Wiz Live! 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.
You can also catch Aduba, Queen Latifah, Common and Stephanie Mills (who played Dorothy in the original Broadway production of “The Wiz”) as Auntie Em, and more in the new teaser for The Wiz Live. The holiday special, directed by Kenny Leon, is the network’s third musical, after they aired The Sound of Music Live! in 2013 and Peter Pan Live! in 2014.
Watch The Wiz Live!, Thursday, December 3 at 8/7c on NBC.by