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Watch The Wiz Live & The Making of The Wiz

We know what you came to see, but just take a minute and make sure you read the following for important dates for The Wiz Live:

NBC will air an encore telecast of its upcoming holiday production THE WIZ LIVE! on Saturday, Dec. 19 (8-11 p.m. ET).

They will also release the soundtrack on Dec. 11. The song “Home” by Shanice Williams has already been released as a single. However, you’ll have to wait for the rest of the soundtrack, as it will be released for both download and streaming on Dec. 11. You can currently pre-order the soundtrack on iTunes and start listening the moment it’s released.

The DVD of the production will be released on Dec 22. Just in time for Christmas!


Shanice Williams as Dorothy Gale
Elijah Kelley as the Scarecrow
Ne-Yo as the Tin Man
David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion
Queen Latifah as the Wiz
Mary J. Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West
Uzo Aduba as Glinda, the Good Witch of the South
Amber Riley as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North
Stephanie Mills as Aunt Em
Common as the Bouncer, the gatekeeper of the entrance to Emerald City

Ensemble Cast List, in alphabetical order:

Chris Borrero
James Brown III
Olutayo Bosede
Elon Van Buckley
Ta’rea Campbell
Jessica Castro
Kacie Garland
Asmeret Ghebremichael
Frankie Gordils
Khadija Griffith
Tre Holloway
Antonio Hudnell
Carlos Irizarry
Marcus Paul James
Frederic Jean
Capathia Jenkins
Mykal Kilgore
Tamika Lawrence
India R. McGee
Maurice Murphy
Antonio Moore
Danielle Polanco
Malaiyka Reid
Eric Sanchez
Sherisse Springer
Chris Silcox
Ahmahd Thomas
Raphael Thomas
Alex Wade
Donald Webber
DaShaun Wesley
Xavier Wilcher
NaTasha Williams


All songs from the Broadway production will appear except “I Was Born on the Day Before Yesterday,” which was replaced with the Scarecrow’s big number from the movie version, “You Can’t Win.”

A new song called “We Got It” will be featured in the show, sung by Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion.

Act 1

“The Feeling We Once Had” – Aunt Em
“Tornado” – The Company
“He’s the Wiz” – Addaperle and Munchkins
“Soon as I Get Home” – Dorothy
“You Can’t Win” – Scarecrow
“Ease on Down the Road” – Dorothy and Scarecrow
“Slide Some Oil to Me” – Tin Man
“Ease on Down the Road (Reprise)” – Dorothy, Scarecrow and Tin Man
“(I’m a) Mean Ole Lion” – Lion
“Ease on Down the Road (Reprise)”- Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion
“Kalida Battle” – The Company
“Be a Lion” – Dorothy and Lion
“Lion’s Dream” – Lion and Poppies
“Emerald City Ballet (Psst)” – Company
“So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard” – Wizard
“What Would I Do If I Could Feel” – Tin Man

Act 2

“Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News” – Evilene and Winkies
“Funky Monkeys” – Company
“Wonder Wonder Why” – Dorothy (only appeared in 1984 revival)
“Everybody Rejoice/A Brand New Day” – The Company
“Who Do You Think You Are?” – Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion
“Believe in Yourself” – Wizard
“Y’all Got It!” – Wizard and Company
“A Rested Body Is a Rested Mind” – Glinda and Company
“Believe in Yourself” (Reprise) – Glinda
“Home/Finale” – Dorothy

Written By

Drew Shade is a theatre artist and enthusiast who fosters artistic diversity and excellence for the love of Black theatre artists. He is the Founder/Creative Director of Broadway Black, Off-Book Podcast & The Antonyo Awards. “Have a belief in yourself that is bigger than anyone’s disbelief.” – August Wilson


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