It’s already been confirmed that Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah have signed on to play Evillene and the Wizard respectively in NBC’s upcoming live TV version of the musical “The Wiz.” But what about the character of Glinda the Good Witch?
Reports are saying Beyonce has been offered the role and has been in talks with producers. However, some reports say the production team are also keeping their options open for other actresses.
One of those actresses is Uzo Aduba, who plays Crazy Eyes in the Netflix series Orange Is The New Black. She's reportedly in the queue because of her Broadway experience (“Godspell”), and her talents as a singer, which many OITNB fans may not know.
Whomever takes the role would be following in large footsteps: Grammy-winning jazz singer Dee Dee Bridgewater was the first to play the character on Broadway in 1975 and while fellow Grammy awards alum Lena Horne took over in the 1978 movie.
The role of Dorothy is still up for grabs. Brandy has been vocal about wanting the highly sought-after part.
Who do you think would make a better Glinda?