TV SCOOP: Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Join The Cast Of NBC’s ‘The Wiz: Live!’
Ease on down the road!
The network entered into a partnership with Cirque du Soleil to co-produce the live event scheduled to air on Thursday, December 3.
Here’s the scoop via Deadline:
Queen Latifah plays The Wiz, the mysterious and powerful wizard who holds the keys to the Emerald City, but whose metamorphosis from ordinary to extraordinary is itself a hoax. She rose to her lofty position after being transported by accident to Oz in a hot air balloon during a snowstorm. Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, who holds sway over the Winkies and the Winged Monkeys that do her bidding. She captures Dorothy and her friends to avenge the unintentional murder of her evil sister, Evvamean, and to get back the powerful silver slippers given to Dorothy by the Good Witch of the North.
Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah will join Stephanie Mills, who has been cast as Auntie Em.
“The Wiz: Live!” will air on NBC on December 3.
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