At an open casting call for NBC’s new production of The Wiz Live!, a young actress named Shanice Williams wins the part of her life.
Like last years Peter Pan Live, NBC is giving Live theater another shot with The Wiz. Also set to star are Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan Grier and Stephanie Mills. The live performance will air December 5, 2015. Hopefully this time there will be far fewer creepy Christopher Walken faces.