The musical adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, The Wiz Live! is coming soon and Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have spotted major roles.
Latifah will portray The Wiz and Blige will be Evillene, the Wicked of the West. The executive producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, are stoked to work with Queen Latifah:
We are so happy reuniting with Latifah. We’ve been friends for a long time and we’ve had quite a lot of success together. To see her play the iconic role of the Wiz and make it her own is going to be one of the joys of producing this event.
They also added that they can’t wait to see Mary “bring the badness that is Evillene.”
Aside from Latifah having history with the executive producers in Chicago and Hairspray, she has also worked with Mary in The Sound of Music Live! The chemistry combined with the talent will make this a pleasure to watch.
“The Wiz Live!” will air Dec. 3 on NBC.
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