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Common and Ne-Yo Round Out the Rest of The Wiz Live! Cast

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The Wiz Live! finally has an idea of what its full cast will look like. Today, NBC added Common, Ne-Yo, and The Butler’s Elijah Kelley to the musical. Newcomer Kelley will take on the role of the Scarecrow, previously played by Michael Jackson in the 1978 movie. Ne-Yo, who’ll have a hand in the music on Empire’s second season, has been cast as the Tin Man. Common is the Bouncer, Oz’s gatekeeper, which won’t be a singing role.

So here’s the how the cast currently looks:

  • Dorothy: Shanice Williams
  • Scarecrow: Elijah Kelley
  • Tin Man: Ne-Yo
  • The Lion: David Alan Grier
  • The Wicked Witch of the West: Mary J. Blige
  • Glinda: Uzo Aduba
  • The Wiz: Queen Latifah
  • The Bouncer: Common
  • Addaperle: Amber Riley
  • Aunt Em: Stephanie Mills

The Wiz Live! will bow December 3.

Common, Ne-Yo Join The Wiz Live!