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The Wiz Live: Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah sing in new promos

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It’s almost time to “Ease on Down the Road” when The Wiz Live! comes to NBC. But first, hear Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige perform as the Wiz and the Wicked Witch of the West in two new promos for the event. 

“So you wanted to meet the Wizard. Let me tell you that you’ve come to the right place,” Latifah sings in the first of the new teasers before telling Dorothy and her friends that they must kill the Wicked Witch.


In another sneak peek, the London Sessions singer previews her rendition of “No Bad News” from the hit musical. “Is that a drop of water?” she asks. “I hate water!” 

EW previously revealed the first looks at Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) as Glinda and rapper-turned-actor Common (Suicide Squad) as Emerald City gatekeeper Bouncer. Also featured in the cast of The Wiz Live! are Ne-Yo as Tin Man, Elijah Kelley (Strange Magic) as Scarecrow, Amber Riley (Glee) as Addaperle the Good Witch, Stephanie Mills as Auntie Em, and newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy. 

The Wiz Live! will air on NBC on Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. ET.