Eric McCandless/CBSEarlier this week, Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige were added to the cast of NBC’s upcoming live musical production of The Wiz. Could Beyoncé be far behind?
E! News reports Bey has been offered the role of Glinda the Good Witch. However, it also notes that Orange Is The New Black‘s Uzo Aduba is also being considered.
NBC announced Tuesday that Latifah will play the Wiz, while Blige will fill the role of the Wicked Witch of the West.
The Wiz Live! will air on NBC Thursday, December 3.
The Wiz initially opened on Broadway in 1975, re-imagining L. Frank Baum‘s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in an African-American context. A movie adaptation hit theaters in 1978, starring Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Lena Horne and Richard Pryor. A Broadway revival will debut during the 2016-2017 season.
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