Ease on down the road to the magical land of Oz with The Wiz on Broadway, starring Wayne Brady in the title role. Set an alert for The Wiz tickets on TodayTix, and join Dorothy as a tornado takes her to the land of witches, munchkins, a yellow brick road, and a ragtag band of new friends.
Based on the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, The Wiz was a Broadway sensation when it premiered in 1975. The musical ran for four years and won seven Tony Awards, including Best Choreography, Best Costume Design, and Best Musical. Now is your chance to see this musical that transforms the classic story into celebration of Black culture with unforgettable jazz, blues, soul, and pop music and dance numbers.
Follow the yellow brick road to the Marquis Theatre to see The Wiz in New York, and experience this heartwarming, timeless story of friendship and perseverance. Set an alert for The Wiz tickets now.
2h 20m (incl. 15m intermission)
March 29th, 2024
By: William F. Brown, with additional material by Amber Ruffin, based on the book by L. Frank Baum
Songs by: Charlie Smalls
Director: Schele Williams
Choreography: JaQuel Knight
Cast list: Wayne Brady (as The Wiz), Nichelle Lewis (as Dorothy), Deborah Cox (as Glinda), Melody A. Betts (as Aunt Em and Evillene), Kyle Ramar Freeman (as the Lion), Phillip Johnson Richardson (as the Tinman), Avery Wilson (as the Scarecrow)
Design: Hannah Beachler
Costumes: Sharen Davis
Lighting: Ryan J. O’Gara
Sound: Jon Weston
Other info: Projection design by Daniel Brodie; wig design by Charles LaPointe; makeup design by Kirk Cambridge-Del Pesche; music supervision, orchestrations, and music arrangements by Joseph Joubert; vocal and music arrangements by Allen René Louis; dance music arrangements by Adam Blackstone
Wheelchair access, assisted listening devices, closed captioning devices, seat accessibility
The original Broadway run of The Wiz starred Stephanie Mills as Dorothy, Tiger Haynes as the Tinman, Tony Award winner Ted Ross as the Lion, Hinton Battle as the Scarecrow, and Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater as Glinda the Good Witch.
The Wiz was such a sensation that director Sidney Lumet adapted it for the screen in 1978. The film received four Academy Award Nominations: Best Adaptation Score, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction, and Best Costume Design. The star-studded cast included Diana Ross, Mabel King, and Michael Jackson.
More recently, in 2015, NBC aired a TV special called The Wiz Live! This live production featured aspects of the original Broadway show and elements of the film. Starring Shanice Williams, Elijah Kelley, Ne-Yo, David Alan Grier, and Mary J. Bilge, the show earned positive reviews and received a 91% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
Ease on down the road to see the first Broadway revival of this landmark 1975 musical. William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls reimagine the classic story of The Wizard of Oz as an all-Black musical and cultural extravaganza featuring pop, jazz, ballet, and more.
The Wiz on Broadway is at the Marquis Theatre, which is located in New York, NY, USA, 10036.
The Wiz on Broadway runs for 2h 20m (incl. 15m intermission).
The Wiz on Broadway tickets are available on TodayTix. Get The Wiz on Broadway tickets today.
The Wiz has a book by Tony Award winner William F. Brown, and the music and lyrics are by Tony winner Charlie Smalls. Amber Ruffin, host of her namesake talk show and a Tony nominee for Some Like It Hot, wrote additional material for this revival.
Schele Williams directs The Wiz on Broadway. It is one of two productions she has on Broadway in spring 2024, alongside The Notebook.
The songs in The Wiz include the hits “Home,” “Ease On Down the Road,” and “Don’t Nobody Bring Me No Bad News.” The show includes 27 total musical numbers.
Yes — The Wiz is a great family-friendly show with unforgettable songs and themes of friendship and overcoming adversity. Since its source material, The Wizard of Oz, is appropriate for kids, this adaptation is, too.
The Wiz won an impressive seven Tony Awards upon its premiere and is now a timeless classic. Fans of the film or the live NBC performance, or anyone looking for a joyful, heartwarming spectacle, will love The Wiz on Broadway.
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