Ease on Down the Road! Take a Behind-the-Scenes Sneak Peek of 'The Wiz Live'

Are you ready to ease on down the road with Shanice Williams, Ne-Yo, David Alan Grier, Elijah Kelly and the rest of The Wiz Live cast tonight? Check out some dazzling behind-the-scene photos from the live production, and be sure to catch the must-see show tonight at 8 pm ET on NBC.

ESSENCE.COM Dec, 03, 2015

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Dorothy (Shanice Williams) and Auntie Em (Stephanie Mills) share a loving moment in Kansas.

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Ne-Yo, David Alan Grier and Elijah Kelly play Dorothy's friendly Kansas farm family before transforming into their characters.

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Auntie Em (Stephanie Mills) serenades Dorothy (Shanice Williams) before the tornado hits.

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Dorothy (Shanice Williams) meets Scarecrow (Elijah Kelley) for the first time.

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Dorothy (Shanice Williams) and Scarecrow (Elijah Kelley) loosen Tin-Man (Ne-Yo) up with some oil.

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Lion (David Alan Grier) talks a big game during his first scene.

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Good witch Addapearle (Amber Riley) gives Dorothy (Shanice Williams) some sound advice.

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Addapearle (Amber Riley) is ready to perform some magic tricks for her fans.

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Dorothy (Shanice Williams), Tin-Man (Ne-Yo), Lion (David Alan Grier) and Scarecrow (Elijah Kelley) beg The Bouncer (Common) to let them into Oz.

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Dorothy (Shanice Williams), Scarecrow (Elijah Kelley), Lion (David Alan Grier), Tin-Man (Ne-Yo) shake in fear upon meeting the all-powerful Wiz.

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Evillene (Mary J. Blige) makes a grand entrance on a chariot pulled by her minions.

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Evillene (Mary J. Blige) revels in the capture of Tin-Man (Ne-Yo) and Scarecrow (Elijah Kelley). 

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Evillene (Mary J. Blige) commands her flying monkeys to find the silver slippers.

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Evillene (Mary J. Blige) doesn't want "No Bad News."

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The Wiz (Queen Latifah) reveals herself.

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The Wiz (Queen Latifah) doesn't take kindly to visitors.

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Dorothy (Shanice Williams) sings of home.