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

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