NBC just keeps adding more superstars to the cast of The Wiz Live. After announcing that Amber Riley and Uzo Aduba would be joining the production as the Good Witches of the North and South, the network just added three more vets to the crew.
Common, Ne-Yo, and Hairspray star Elijah Kelley will join The Wiz Live! When it hits airwaves Thursday, December 3. According to reports, Kelley will play the Scarecrow, Ne-Yo will play the Tin Man, and Common will portray the gatekeeper to Oz.
While some were skeptical of NBC’s handling of the classic musical, the star-studded seems to indicate the network is serious about doing The Wiz justice.
“The Wiz Live!” airs Thursday, Dec. 3, at 8 p.m. on NBC.