You didn’t think that just because Fox is mounting Grease: Live for a winter premiere, that NBC would skip putting on a live musical of its own this year, right?
Good, ’cause the Peacock re-invented that game and the Peacock’s still very much in it to win it.
Which is why the powers that be have called on Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah to star on The Wiz Live!, their follow-up to last December’s Peter Pan Live! starring Allison Williams and Christopher Walken.
MJB will portray the Wicked Witch of the West, while the erstwhile Oscar-nominated Chicagoan will take on the production’s titular role.