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OITNB's Uzo Aduba and Glee's Amber Riley Join NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’


Orange is the New Black's Uzo Aduba and Glee's Amber Riley join the star-studded cast of NBC's upcoming live TV adaptation of the Broadway classic "The Wiz."

Aduba will be playing Glinda, the Good Witch of the South and Riley will play opposite Aduba, as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North.

Aduba and Riley join newcomer Shanice Williams, Stephanie Mills, Queen Latifah, David Alan Grier and Mary J. Blige as a part of the cast.

“We look forward to showcasing the amazing musical talents of Amber, and we are eager to introduce Uzo’s remarkable singing voice for those who know her solely as an extraordinary dramatic actress,” executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement.

"The Wiz: Live!" airs on Thursday, December 3rd on NBC.

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