NBC may be reserving the part of Dorothy for an unknown — but that doesn't mean its upcoming live production of The Wiz won't boast some serious star power. The network has announced that Grammy winners Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are on board for its next live musical presentation. Show More Summary
This is shaping up to be a pretty stellar cast! Following Tuesday's announcement that Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige had been added to this Winter's The Wiz Live!, even more A-List stars are now rumored to be part of the musical event. That's because we're hearing the Beyoncé herself has been offered the role of Glinda [...]
When NBC first announced the next installment of its thus-far-ridiculous live musical broadcasts would be The Wiz, people went ahead and got the jokes about easing on down the garbage chute ready to go. But then the network had to go...Show More Summary
After NBC struck success with 2013’s The Sound Of Music Live! and last year’s Peter Pan Live!, it looks like they’ll be doing a musical every year from now on. Their next adaptation is The Wiz and, as EW reports, they’ve wrangled two big stars to headline: Queen Latifah will play the titular character and […]
Two A-list stars have signed on for a musical production set to air live on NBC this holiday season. The network announced that Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are on board for “The Wiz Live!” The live telecast is...
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Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige are easing on down the road in NBC’s The Wiz Live! But neither of them will play Dorothy. Queen Latifah will take on the role of the great and powerful Wiz of Emerald City, and Blige is set to play Evilene, the Wicked Witch of the West, who had a fondness for those creepy winged monkeys.
December 3: If you have plans that night break ‘em, and if you don’t, keep your schedule clear, because that’s when NBC will be airing The Wiz Live! with Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah. According to EW, NBC has cast Latifah as the Wiz, while Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West. Show More Summary
Adding plenty of girl power to the mix, both Queen Latifah and Mary J Blige have joined the cast of the forthcoming NBC live production of “The Wiz,” slated to air on December 3rd. According to Us Weekly, the “Living Single” star will play The Wiz, while Ms. Show More Summary
Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige will take on major roles in the highly anticipated TV musical.
NBC just added two big names to the cast of their forthcoming live musical event “The Wiz Live!” On Tuesday, the network announced megastars Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige will join Stephanie Mills – who is set to play “Auntie Em” – and the rest of the cast of the network’s TV special. Show More Summary
As previous NBC live musicals have proved, it's often better to cast a musician who can act than an actor who can sing. And so, EW reports that the network has cast Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige in its upcoming TV version of The Wiz. Latifah will play the... More »
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Two more stars are easing on down the yellow brick road! E! News has confirmed that Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have just joined NBC's live adaptation of the The Wiz...
NBC’s The Wiz Live just gets cooler and cooler with today’s announcement that Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have joined its cast. Follow the jump to find out who they will be playing. NBC’s The Wiz Live will be broadcast on Thursday, December 3rd. MEGASTARS QUEEN LATIFAH AND MARY J. BLIGE EASE ON DOWN … Continue reading Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Join NBC’s The Wiz Live! ?
Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige will be part of "The Wiz Live!" - the song and dance retelling of "The Wizard of Oz" slated for NBC on Dec. 3.
Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have both signed on to star in NBC’s upcoming live production of the classic musical The Wiz, according to Entertainment Weekly. The ladies join Stephanie Mills, who starred in the original Broadway production of the musical as Dorothy. Latifah will be playing the role of the Wizard while Mary [...]
The live musical will air Dec. 3 and is the network's follow-up to 'Peter Pan' and 'Sound of Music.' read more
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI Kenny Leon’s live TV version of “The Wiz” just got a giant sass injection. According to EW.com, Queen Latifah has been tapped to play the title character in “The...
Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige have joined the cast NBC's upcoming The Wiz Live! special, slated for the coming holiday season. It airs on Thursday, December 3. 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. Show More Summary