Stephanie Mills Returns Home in NBC’s ‘The Wiz Live!’

By Qimmah Saafir May 12, 2015

NBC’s upcoming live production of the broadway favorite “The Wiz” continues its casting. 

The network, which is partnering with Cirque du Soleil for its adaptation of the classic, has brought on singer and original Broadway cast member Stephanie Mills. 

Mills, who performed the lead role of Dorothy in the 1975 version of the musical, will now star as Auntie Em. NBC is reportedly searching for “new talent” to play Dorothy.

“The Wiz Live!” airs Dec. 3 on NBC.