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Uzo Aduba and Amber Riley Will Play Good Witch Sisters in The Wiz Live!

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After finding their Dorothy, NBC’s The Wiz Live! has its two Good Witches: Both Orange Is the New Black’s Uzo Aduba and Glee’s Amber Riley have signed on to co-star in the show, reports E! Aduba will play Glinda the Good Witch and Riley will play her sibling Addaperle the Good Witch of the North, bonding them in musical sisterhood. They join what’s become one of the most spot-on casts NBC has ever assembled for one of its Live! productions, which recently added David Alan Grier, Queen Latifah, and Mary J. Blige. Other big roles still to fill include the Scarecrow and Tin Man (Jussie Smollett, anyone?). Riley established herself on Glee as the diva with the oversize voice to back up the ego, but did you know Crazy Eyes can sing, too? Aduba’s actually a trained opera singer, having studied classical voice at Boston University, and has appeared on Broadway in the Godspell revival. Here’s just a small taste of what she’ll bring to The Wiz Live!:

We're speechless! Orange Is the New Black's Uzo Aduba sang opera today and literally blew us away.

Posted by The View on Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley Join The Wiz Live!