NBC’s The Wiz to hold open call for Dorothy

On June 6, 2015 an open call is being held in New York City for the role of Dorothy in NBC’s upcoming live television production of The Wiz.

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The live presentation is set to air on December 3, 2015.  The open call will be held from 10:00am until 2:00pm.  According to Playbill:

Telsey & Company are holding the open call, which will begin at 10 AM ET and continue through 2 PM at 311 W. 43rd St., 10th floor. Sign in begins at 9 AM.

The description for the role of Dorothy reads: “Female, African American, must be 18 years-of-age or older. Must have an extraordinary voice that can still tell a story, and maturity with a youthful energy.”

Those auditioning should come prepared to sing a short portion of “Home,” “Ease on Down the Road” or “Be a Lion” a cappella. Also, bring a picture/resume with full contact information.

Check it out here at Playbill.

Speaking of The Wiz Stephanie Mills who played the original Dorothy in the 1975 Broadway production has landed the role of Aunt Em in the upcoming live presentation.

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