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The Wiz

November 28 - December 10, 2023

The dazzling Tony Winning musical returns with a brand new staging for the 21st century!

Why See The Wiz?

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The seven-time Tony-winning hit; The Wiz is back with a brand new Pre-Broadway tour, the first in 40 years! The soul, gospel, funk and R&B fused reimagining of Frank L. Baum's The Wizard of Oz will be taking to the road in a brand new production directed by Schele Williams, presenting William.F. Brown and Charlie Smalls' vibrant musical for the 21st century. With additional material by Amber Ruffin and choreography by Jaquel Knight, join Dorothy, Toto, Tinman, Scarecrow, and Lion as they boogie down the Yellow Brick Road in search of heart, home and love!

The Wiz

It's the Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but not quite as you know it. Written by Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown, The Wiz reimagines the story of Dorothy and Co. with an entirely African-American cast and a score infused with infectious gospel and soul. The show's best-known numbers are 'Be the Lion' and 'Ease on Down the Road'.

Originally debuting on Broadway in 1975, The Wiz won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, and was later adapted into the cult movie of the same, which starred Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.

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Additional Information

Dates

Opening night: 28 November 2023

Run time

Two hours and 20 minutes with one interval

MASKS

You may be required to wear a mask during this performance. Please contact the venue directly for more information.

Cast and Creative

Cast

TBC

Creative

Book by William F. Brown
Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls
Additional material Amber Ruffin
Directed by Schele Williams
Choreographed by JaQuel Knigh
Music supervision, orchestrations, & music arrangement by Joseph Joubert 

What you thought

3 reviews, average rating: (5.0 Stars)

5.0 star rating

Emerald City : “Ease on Down”

In our family watching The Wiz with Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Lena Horne... more

Adam: “Absolutely incredible”

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