Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Join NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’

Queen Latifah & Mary J. Blige Join NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige attend the 2014 Matrix Awards at The Waldorf=Astoria on April 28, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)

Queen Latifah plays The Wiz, the mysterious and powerful wizard who holds the keys to the Emerald City. Blige will play Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West.

Directed by Kenny Leon with Harvey Fierstein providing new written material, The Wiz Live! is the first NBC live musical to be done in collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil Theatrical whose signature styles of visual acrobatics will be used in key scenes, including the tornado and the flying monkeys.

 

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