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NBC is going all out with this year’s live adaptation, taking The Wiz Live! and set to feature the likes of Queen Latifah, Uzo Aduba, and Common as The Wiz, Glinda, and The Bouncer, respectively. 

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The holiday spectacle is set to be a ratings bonanza for NBC, which is adapting the show from the Tony Award-winning musical from 1975 that starred a young Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

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The production also stars the star wattage of Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, Amber Riley, David Alan Grier, Stephanie Mills, and newcomer Shanice Williams as Dorothy.

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The Wiz Live! airs on December 3rd on NBC. Check your local listings for times.

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Triston
Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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