The Wiz Live!
THURSDAY DECEMBER 3 | 8/7c
GET READY FOR NBC'S LIVE MUSICAL HOLIDAY TRADITION
Rising star Shanice Williams joins the all-star cast of the upcoming holiday musical event featuring Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelley, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills and Cirque du Soleil.
About the Show
NBC embarks on its latest musical holiday tradition with a live television production of the groundbreaking Broadway show that brought the vivid world of Oz to life in a fresh, funky sing-along journey down the yellow brick road.
Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, the original show was a massive hit on Broadway and even spawned a feature film starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Now, a Tony-winning creative team, the hugely imaginative Cirque du Soleil Theatrical, and a diverse cast of showstopping performers will come together to create an eye-popping new take unlike anything seen before.
From Executive Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron comes an awe-inspiring adventure overflowing with stunning spectacle and toe-tapping music.
Three-hour LIVE event
Universal Television, Cirque du Soleil Theatrical
Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Oscar-winning "Chicago" and "Hairspray," "The Sound of Music LIVE!," "Peter Pan LIVE")
Kenny Leon (Tony Award-winning "A Raisin in the Sun," "Fences")
Fatima Robinson ("The Voice," "Dreamgirls" film, "VH1 Hip Hop Honors")
New Written Material
Harvey Fierstein ("Kinky Boots," "Newsies," "Torch Song Trilogy," "La Cage aux Folles")