Latifah will play the mysterious Wizard who leads the Emerald City, while Blige will play the Wicked Witch of the West.
Of course the two are perfectly suited to join the production. Latifah starred in 2002's Chicago and 2007's Hairspray, while Blige has nine Grammy awards to her name. They will star with previously announced cast member Stephanie Mills, who will be playing Auntie Em.
The Wiz Live, which will include performances from Cirque Du Soleil acrobats, will air on Dec. 3.
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