*A torch has most certainly been passed in “The Wiz.”
NBC has released rehearsal video from its forthcoming “The Wiz Live!” featuring, if you will, Dorothy Past (Stephanie Mills) and Dorothy Future (Shanice Williams) singing the character’s signature song, “Home.”
Williams beat out hundreds in a casting call to play Dorothy in NBC’s live event next month. In the video, she definitely holds her own opposite Mills, who has not lost a step in slaying the song – as she did 40 years ago on Broadway.
Mills will play Dorothy’s Auntie Em in NBC’s one-night-only broadcast on Dec. 3 at 8 p.m. EST.
Watch their rehearsal of “Home” below: