Things are looking up for Shani Bani who hasn’t generated a hit or a rumor in years!

If nothing else, curiosity will sell these tickets as Ashanti reprises the role Stephanie Mills and Diana Ross made famous. Yes Ashanti will be Dorothy in the New York City Center Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz, running from June 12 – July 5 at New York City Center.  This isn’t Ashanti’s first time as Dorothy however.

Here’s Ashanti singing “Kansas” from the ABC movie The Muppets Wizard of Oz. Don’t everybody flood the box office at once!!