Fans are hyped for the season 4 release of Orange Is The New Black next year as the series has heavily hyped the fate of its characters. OITNB fans however have to endure the painful long wait. But now, they are being given a chance to see their favorite character from OITNB and even a character from Glee as they play the role of witches in the musical The Wiz Live!
Among the pool of characters from Orange Is The New Black, Uzo Aduba will be playing the role of Glinda who is the Good Witch of the South, Associated Press reported. Amber Riley from Glee will play as Addaperle who is the Good Witch of the North.
These two characters will be adding to the already stunning cast in the musical as the show already includes Queen Latifah, David Alan Grier, Mary J. Blige, and Stephen Mills, TheRoot reported.
According to AP, these are the cast who will perform the following roles:
- Queen Latifah: The Wiz
- Mary J. Blige: Wicked Witch of the West
- David Alan Grier: Cowardly Lion
- Shanice Willinas: Dorothy
- Liza Aduba: Wicked Witch of the South
- Amber Riley: Good Witch of the North
?The Wiz Live!? is an adaptation of ?The Wonderful Wizard of OZ? by L. Frank Batum, AP reported. The musical which opened on Broadway back in 1975 has won a total of seven Tonys including best musical, AP said.
According to AP, ?The Wiz? movie version in 1978 also included famous stars such as Diana Ross, Lena Horne, and Richard Pryor. The TV musical was revived by NBC due to the strong success of ?The Sound of Music? in 2013 as it raked-in nearly 19 million viewers. ?The Sound of Music? in 2013 starred American Idol singer and songwriter?Carrie Underwood
?The Wiz Live!? will release this year in?December 3, on NBC.