We’re super excited about NBC’s announcement that the network's next televised musical will be the broadway classic “The Wiz.”
NBC has previously produced “The Sound of Music” starring Carried Underwood, and “Peter Pan” starring Allison Williams. Both of the productions were big hits for the network.
Who will NBC pick to play Dorothy? They'll have some big shoes to fill, since both Stephanie Mills and Diana Ross have previously held the role.
What about the Scarecrow? Michael Jackson famously played the character in the 1978 film version. It will be petty tough for any performer to live up to that performance.
In anticipation of NBC picking a cast, Metro came up with our own dream cast. What do you think? Let us know!
Zoe Saldana as Dorothy
Janelle Monae as the Scarecrow
John Legend as the Tin Man
Pharrell as the Lion
Jennifer Hudson as Glinda, the Good Witch of the South
Chris Rock as the Wizard
Queen Latifah as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West
Diana Ross as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North
Tracee Ross as Aunt Em
Eddie Murphy as Uncle Henry