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The Wiz Live! teaser trailer for upcoming NBC production

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NBC has unveiled a first look at the upcoming production of The Wiz Live! as Dorothy (Shanice Williams) and her friends the Tin Man (Ne-Yo), the Cowardly Lion (David Alan Grier) and the Scarecrow (Elijah Kelley) prepare to journey down the infamous yellow brick road.

“There is no place like home,” Dorothy says holding her adorable pup, Toto.

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The clip (above) – set to the musical’s “Ease On Down the Road” – offers a glimpse of all of its main players in costume as well as a few of the friends – and foes – they’ll be running into along the way. The cast includes Queen Latifah (The Wiz), Mary J. Blige (The Wicked Witch), Common (The Gatekeeper), Amber Riley (Addaperle, The Good Witch), Stephanie Mills (Auntie Em), and Uzo Aduba (Glinda the Good Witch).

Directed by Kenny Leon, The Wiz Live! premieres Thursday, Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. 

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