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The cast of the NBC live adaptation of The Wiz just got a jolt of star power!

 

Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige will play the titular Wiz, with Blige set to play the Wicked Witch of the West.

 

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Latifah, who has been nominated for an Oscar for 2002’s Chicago and Blige, winner of numerous Grammy Awards, will star alongside Stephanie Mills, who will portray Auntie Em.

The Wiz will be directed by Kenny Leon with Harvey Fierstein writing new material for the update.

 

 

Are you excited?!

 

 

Triston
Triston is an American jetset performance artist, writer, event organizer, and activist based in Europe. As a freelance journalist, he has covered both the underground and mainstream aspects of the arts, culture, music, entertainment, travel, fashion and Fashion Week in several cities, including New York, London, Berlin, Istanbul, Sydney, Bangkok, Hong Kong, and Tokyo to name a few. He has been published in The Huffington Post, Trespass (London), Adaras Magazine (Miami) as well as featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue Italia, Turkish Huriyet and other on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. He recently released his memoir on life in Europe, 'Heaux Confessionals'. As a solo performer and with his band $kandal Du$t, he has toured in some of the world's most renowned clubs, simultaneously maintaining an underground renaissance, blurring the lines of all that is traditional and leaving his indelible, and ultimately unforgettable impression. There is no divide.

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