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NBC’s ‘The Wiz’: Here’s our dream cast

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

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