Is Beyonce in Talks to Join The Wiz Live!?
Could Queen Bey reign as the Good Witch of the South? According to Us Weekly, pop goddess Beyoncé is in talks to play Glinda in The Wiz Live!. The NBC telecast will air on December 3.If she is in fact on board, she’d join fellow Grammy winners Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah and Stephanie Mills, who are set to play Evillene, the Wiz and Aunt Em, respectively. The creative team is currently on the search for a newcomer to play Dorothy. We have a few suggestions.The ***flawless performer is certainly no stranger to bringing musical theater to the screen, having played Deena in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls and the title role in Carmen: A Hip Hopera.Kenny Leon will stage both the television production and subsequent Broadway revival of The Wiz in collaboration with Harvey Fierstein, who will contribute new material to the original book by William F. Brown. The show follows the familiar L. Frank Baum story of Dorothy and her adventures in Oz with a rock-filled revamp. Charlie Smalls’ score includes “Ease on Down the Road,” “No Bad News” and “Home.”This wouldn’t be Beyoncé’s first experience with The Wiz. Check out this clip of a seven-year-old Bey performing “Home” in her hometown of Houston! View Comments