Uzo Aduba from “Orange Is the New Black” andAmber Riley from “Glee” have joined the cast of NBC’s Dec. 3 live production of “The Wiz Live!” as witches.
Aduba, best known for her role as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on the Netflix series set in a prison, will play Glinda, the Good Witch of the South. Riley, who played Mercedes Jones on “Glee” for six seasons, will play Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North.
The rest of the cast includes Queen Latifah as The Wiz, Mary J. Blige as the Wicked Witch of the West and David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion. Newcomer Shanice Williams from New Jersey will play Dorothy.
The show is adapted from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, with a book by William F. Brown, and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. The production opened on Broadway in 1975 and won seven Tonys, including best musical.
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