the wiz live!

After much speculation about whether NBC could pull off classic movie The Wiz as a live production, based on the rave reviews following the theatrical adaptation that aired Thursday night, the cast and crew delivered.

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On Dec 3, 8/7 central, The Wiz is heading back to its roots – the stage  – and will be performed live on NBC. Directed by Kenny…

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The cast of 'The Wiz Live!' features David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion, Elijah Kelley as the Scarecrow, and Ne-Yo as the Tin Man.