The cast of "the Wiz" appears on the Today Show, NYC The cast of "the Wiz" appears on the Today Show, NYC

The cast of "The Wiz LIVE!" made an appearance on the Today Show in NYC on Tuesday, Nov. 3. The cast includes singer/songwriter Ne-Yo (the Tin-Man), pictured left; actress Shanice Williams (Dorothy), pictured right; actor/comedian David Alan Grier (The Cowardly Lion); and Elijah Kelley (Scarecrow).

Directed by Kenny Leon, The Wiz LIVE! revives the 1975 Broadway musical "The Wiz", starring Stephanie Mills as Dorothy in an all black cast. "The Wiz LIVE!" TV special also stars Mills (as Auntie Em), Queen Latifah (as The Wiz), Mary J. Blige, rapper Common, and Orange is the New Black star Uzo Aduba (as Glenda the good witch).

"The Wiz LIVE!" airs on NBC TV on Dec. 3.

Photos: Derek Storm / Splash News

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    A movie that should never be remade ... for god sakes they remade the wizard of oz with the Wiz ... when Quincy Jones did the music in the Wiz ... The dancing etc .... man listen ... leave shyt alone JS ..... It only shows you writers are straight up unoriginal and lack originality !!! .... I want be watching .... or the New Roots .... I bet ya they try to remake Gone with the wind next smfh ..... just why--- oh it's live my bad ... takes back rant

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    I'm excited to see this!!

    Not Ne-Yo........but I'm excited to see this revival!

  • Cricket404

    I hope the soundtrack is good.

  • PhenomenalWomanThatIsMe

    Wasn't Diana Ross Dorothy?

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    I'm with Jenie, I'm so over remakes. It's like originality has gone extinct.

  • imright

    i wish Chris was the scarecrow...

  • Dee

    NE yo needs to come on out the closest. Those lips don't lie. Look just like my gay cousin.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I just read Glen (the guy that plays him) chile has been removed from the opening credits and closing ..... Glen just may be dead ..... lawd

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Neyo is winking at the Roses like we know the secret he is hiding. ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    He would make a very good scare crow..... wow never thought of that ha!

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    *walks away from you*

  • Jen_n_juice

    I'm surprised there wasn't a pic of usher and Neyo hugged up above the way things going today

  • SandrasNewFave

    These photos....

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    iont know who Glen is... but this gif... Rofl!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I wish they had sung a snippet of something on the show. I'm interested to hear how they sound. I'm excited to see this remake. If just for the nostalgia of easing on down the road again!

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Elijah Kelley is gonna be great tho!

    I remember him from Hairspray!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    The one with John Travolta? Was he Seaweed?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Neyo got married already?! :eek:

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    Oh gawd, John Travolta gave me nightmares in that.......but yep he was Seaweed!

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Word? Lots of people push up their timeline once they get pregnant. Wonder when she's due?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Saddle Down on your smiling Dorothy *snickers*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    This how I feel ... The walking dead .... I thought there may be a little hope .... but chile ..... :-(

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    It wasn't bad, but I liked Ricki Lake's version better. It was so cheesy!

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Noooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Awww lawd ....

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    I just love Ricki Lake for some reason, so I like her version better cause I just think she's better Lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Everyone knows Neyo a queen chile ..... but money make a queen look all man ...... but for me ... Keep that shyt

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Whhhhhhyyyyyyyy!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I meant to post this under Vanilla comment by the way bawjahahahah

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I'm just looking at his hand :shrug:

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    See my latest comment ... chile meant to hit reply lol

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    And I have been rewatching that epi ... ain't no way he could have made it out of that ..... no way ... there were walkers on the other side of that dumpster ... unless it was an illusion .. .he dead chile ... lAWD

  • MotherOfDragons, GetOffMyENuts

    Now I have the slight sads over the Glenn news. I have to go buy something to make myself feel better ?

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    IONO who this 'Glen' is but it must be serious *scrunchy face laugh*

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Me too .... ugh !!! But you know what that Morgan epi kinda calmed me down a little .... maybe that's why they stuck that in there before they put that on us chile lawd.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Walking dead ..... walking dead nah .... pay attention .... he got ate up by the zombies (walkers).... he was our ride or die.... sweet asian boy .... he had balls .... he was my dawg... Glen ..... awww lawd .... he just may be gone :-(

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    How many years has WD been on now?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    5 Years bout to be 6

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    yeah, they got the sads and errthang... almost made me sad, lol

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    you said "pay attention" ROFL!! I knew it was one of the shows you and MOD watch, it just didn't come to mind right then, it's gone be alright though. :hug: Lol!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile but why my shape looking like that as we speak ..... I need to start back walking chile ..... fixitJesus https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4bcccd1360975bb1e7132fe3b971a4cc516aa77a8495bc4c2b89ec84c7eca843.gif

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    Lol! but didn't yall say yall already know what's coming, based on the comics? lawd...

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    ROFL!!!!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    LMAO!!!!!!

  • 1/8

    I can't wait to watch it. Admittedly, I didn't see the Diana Ross version of The Wiz until the mid-nineties.

    Off topic: I am I the only one who is happy S. Epatha Merkerson is returning to television in Chicago Med? I loved her on Law & Order.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    What is Chicago Med? Is it good? I just started watching Code Black which is like the new ER. I loved S. Epatha Merkerson on L&O!

  • 1/8

    It's a spin-off from Chicago Fire on NBC. She was my favorite police captain on Law and Order! I liked the way she used to check the detectives when they got out of line.

  • 1/8

    I haven't seen the show yet, but I've seen the promos.

  • 1/8

    The show airs November 17th.

  • Ms.Capricorn101

    Look at Neyo with those red pepperoni lips. Lol.

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Let's be sad too, sis! :yes: :fistbumb:
    Glen!!! :crying1: He's gone :wail:
    Jenny's gonna kick us :rofl: :rofl:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Oh chittt, I'm just seeing this. Look at my response to Thing :hahaha:
    :hug: #justthinkofhismemory :kona:

  • Use_Coasters_aka_Sol_88

    See......You lie!

  • Baddiebeymyfav??????????????

    Neyo looks so wierd n sick in this pic. Eww!!

  • JustB

    Neyo...its ok if u throw a tantrum about this pic they posted of you...they always catch you with the wrong face dont they...but I still love ur music!

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    ???

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I thought it was coming.... Maybe there wasn't a picture of them together.... Maybe they got a type!!!! ?

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Sure would....

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    Ride or die Sweet Asian ???

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    I'm going to pass on this!

  • Renee Bee

    Omg. The gif. Lawd!

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    when is the fune? :wail: :kona:

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    He was such a Good Guy :(
    Whatchew wearing to fune? :popcorn:

  • Nancy Drew on my ibrowse today

    probably my good running shoes... (since he a zombie now) :kona: