Gather ‘round, boys and girls, and please join us in clicking our heels together three times while repeating “There’s no star like Bey. There’s no star like Bey. There’s no star like Bey…” Because maybe if we all wish and pray hard enough, the surprising reports about Beyoncé starring in NBC’s “The Wiz” might actually become real.
E! News reports that Bey has been offered the role of Glinda the Good Witch in NBC’s live musical special “The Wiz,” airing in December. The network has already started lining up a star-studded cast, including Mary J. Blige as the Wicked Witch of the West and Queen Latifah as The Wizard. So, yes, this is already shaping up to be the stuff that dreams are made of.
Locking Beyoncé down for the role would obviously be a huge get for NBC and would basically make “The Wiz” mandatory viewing. But it’s also no easy (or cheap) task, so the network is also reportedly eyeing “Orange is the New Black” star — and Broadway veteran — Uzo Aduba (a.k.a. “Crazy Eyes”) for the part.