At long last, NBC’s live production of The Wiz has found its Dorothy.
Newcomer Shanice Williams, 18, has been tapped to play the iconic leading lady, the Peacock network announced Wednesday during the Today show.
This announcement comes less than 24 hours after NBC revealed that veteran comedian David Alan Grier will be donning the Cowardly Lion’s mane for the upcoming affair. Additionally, Queen Latifah will play the Wizard, while Mary J. Blige will play the Wicked Witch of the West.
Stephanie Mills, who played Dorothy in The Wiz‘s original Broadway production, will play Aunt Em.
The live event airs Thursday, Dec. 3.
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