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Queen Latifah And Mary J. Blige Join Cast Of NBC’s Live Production Of ‘The Wiz’

A pair of music superstars will be making the journey down the yellow brick road.

Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have joined the cast of NBC’s “The Wiz Live!”

Latifah will play the titular Wiz, while Blige has been cast as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

“The Wiz Live!” is executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron third’s live musical production for NBC, following “The Sound of Music” and “Peter Pan.”

This isn’t the first time Latifah has starred in a Zadan/Meron musical: She also had major roles in film adaptations of “Hairspray” and “Chicago,” the latter resulting in an Oscar nod for the star.

Latifah and Blige join a cast that already includes Stephanie Mills — who played Dorothy in the original Broadway production of “The Wiz” — as Auntie Em.

And another member of musical royalty could join the production: Us Weekly reports that Beyoncé is in talks to play Glinda the Good Witch.

NBC’s live production of “The Wiz Live!” will air Dec. 3.

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