glinda the good witch of the north

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Only the people you love can make you angry.
[ … ] The ones you don’t hate, sometimes you don’t really love either.

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Some designs I did for Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. These are from an animation (that never ended up happening) and the inspiration was a combination the book and the musical version of Wicked… I tried to blend the feelings I got from the book with those I got from the musical and represent them in a way that I felt was representative of both sources.

Elphaba is for sure Ciara Renée. I had a lot of inspirations for Elphaba, seeing as she was the hardest for me to design, but I think Ciara Renée is the person I would see playing her in a potential movie. For the longest time I tried to design Elphaba wearing a dress… but pants just made so much more sense to me. They’re easier to fly in and she seems more like a pants gal.

Glinda ended up being sort of like Kim Bo Kyung from the Korean production of Wicked the Musical. I wanted her to be very pretty but also still show some of the turmoil and depression that’s inside of her so that’s where the black elements on her gown came from.

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Aduba will play Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, who finally reveals the secret of the silver slippers to Dorothy and points her way home.

Riley will portray Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North. She is the sister of Glinda, Evillene and Evvamene, the other three witches of Oz. Addaperle (Miss One) points Dorothy to the Yellow Brick Road and her journey to Emerald City.

The pair joins Queen Latifah, who will play The Wiz; Mary J. Blige who is set as the Wicked Witch of the West; David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion; original cast member Stephanie Mills who will play Aunt Em; and Shanice Williams who landed the lead role of Dorothy.[X]

The Witches from NBC’s “The Wiz,” premiering December 3rd 2015

Amber Riley as Addaperle, the Good Witch of the North

Uzo Aduba as Glinda, the Good Witch of the South

Mary J. Blige as Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West

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Members of The Wiz Live! paired with their counterparts from the original Broadway cast in 1975!

Addaperle: Amber Riley (2015) - Clarice Taylor (1975)

Dorothy: Stephanie Mills (1975) - Shanice Williams (2015)

Glinda: Uzo Aduba (2015) - Dee Dee Bridgewater (1975)

The Wiz: Andre De Shields (1975) - Queen Latifah (2015)

Aunt Em: Stephanie Mills (2015) - Tasha Thomas (1975)

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NBC’s The Wiz Live!

Shanice Williams as Dorothy, Stephanie Mills as Aunt Em, Ne-Yo as the Tin Man, David Alan Grier as the Cowardly Lion, Elijah Kelley as The Scarecrow, Queen Latifah as The Wiz, Uzo Aduba as Glinda The Good Witch of the North, Amber Riley as Addipearl The Good Witch of the South, Mary J. Blige as Evilene The Wicked Witch of the West, and Common as The Bouncer of Emerald City.