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The Wiz

The Wiz

by Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown

Award-Winning
Based on a Book
Bestseller
Comedy
Pop/Rock Musical
Written by Black Artist

Now Playing on Broadway

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The Wiz

The Wiz





This “super soul” 1975 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical retells L. Frank Baum’s classic “The Wizard of Oz” in the context of African-American culture.


Story:

Dorothy, a restless Kansas farm girl eager to see more of the world, is transported by a tornado to a magical world of Munchkins, witches, and a yellow brick road. On her way to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz, who she believes can help her get back home to Kansas, she encounters the Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Cowardly Lion - friends who help her battle the Wicked Witch of the West and eventually learn that there really is “no place like home.”


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THEATRE

Marquis Theatre
210 West 46th Street
New York, NY

Info and Directions

Schedule
MONDAY
Dark
TUESDAY
7 PM
WEDNESDAY
2 & 7:30 PM
THURSDAY
7 PM
FRIDAY
8 PM
SATURDAY
2 & 8 PM
SUNDAY
3 PM

Important Dates
PREVIEWS: March 29, 2024
OPENING: April 17, 2024


Run Time
2 hours and 20 minutes (1 Intermission)


Rush and Lottery Tickets
LOTTERY: Online, $45
RUSH: Box Office, $45

NOTE:

  • Most shows have special holiday dates and times. Check the official website for more information.
Composer

Composer and Lyricist
Charlie Smalls

Librettist

Librettist
William F. Brown



Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Majestic Theatre, Broadway Theatre
Opening Night
Jan 5, 1975
Total Performances
1,672
Original Cast
Tiger Haynes, Ted Ross, Hinton Battle, Stephanie Mills, Clarice Taylor, Mabel King, Andre De Shields, Tasha Thomas, DeeDee Bridgewater
Director
Geoffrey Holder
Choreographer
George Faison
Producer
Ken Harper
Musical Director
Charles H. Coleman
Orchestrations
Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design
Tom H. John
Costume Design
Geoffrey Holder
Lighting Design
Tharon Musser

1984 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Opening Night
May 24, 1984
Total Performances
13
Original Cast
Stephanie Mills, Gregg Baker, Peggie Blue, Ann Duquesnay, Juanita Fleming, Carl Hall, Ella Mitchell, Howard Porter, Charles Valentino
Director
Geoffrey Holder
Choreographer
George Faison
Producer
Tom Mallow, James Janek and The Shubert Organization
Musical Director
Charles H. Coleman
Orchestrations
Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design
Peter Wolf
Costume Design
Geoffrey Holder
Lighting Design
Paul Sullivan

2024 Broadway Revival

Theatre
Marquis Theatre
Opening Night
April 17, 2024
Original Cast
Nichelle Lewis, Deborah Cox, Wayne Brady, Kyle Ramar Freeman, Phillip Johnson Richardson, Melody A. Betts, Avery Wilson, Maya Bowles, Shayla Alayre Caldwell, Jay Copeland, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Judith Franklin, Michael Samarie George, Collin Heyward, Amber Jackson, Olivia Jackson, Christina Jones, Polanco Jones, Kolby Kindle, Mariah Lyttle, Kareem Marsh, Anthony Murphy, Cristina Rae, Matthew Sims Jr, Avilon Trust Tate, Keenan D. Washington, Timothy Wilson
Additional Material
Amber Ruffin
Director
Schele Williams
Choreographer
Jaquel Knight
Producers
Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Brian Anthony Moreland, Ambassador Theatre Group, Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker, Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucket, Common, MC Lyte
Musical Director
Joseph Joubert
Orchestrations
Joseph Joubert
Scenic Design
Hannah Beachler
Costume Design
Sharen Davis
Lighting Design
Ryan J. O’Gara
Sound Design
Jon Weston
Wig Design
Mia Neal

1978 Film Version

Movie Name
The Wiz
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Sidney Lumet
Screenplay
Joel Schumacher
Starring
Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Nipsey Russell

2015 TV Version

Movie Name
The Wiz Live!
Type
Live Musical Telecast
Director
Matthew Diamond and Kenny Leon
Screenplay
Harvey Fierstein
Starring
Common, Amber Riley, Uzo Aduba, Stephanie Mills, Elijah Kelley, Ne-Yo, David Alan Grier, Mary J. Blige, Shanice Williams, Queen Latifah




CDs

CD
Original Broadway Cast Album

CD
Motion Picture Soundtrack

CD
The Wiz LIVE! Original Soundtrack of the NBC Television Event


Vinyl

Vinyl
Original Broadway Cast Recording


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray

DVD
The Wiz! LIVE! DVD


Other

Merchandise




1975 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Original Score
Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Ted Ross
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Dee Dee Bridgewater
Best Costume Design
Best Choreography
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Book of a Musical

1975 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Music and Lyrics
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Ted Ross
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Stephanie Mills
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Hinton Battle
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Mabel King
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Set Design

1976 Grammy Award Nominations

Best Cast Show Album

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