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The joyous Tony®-winning fave is back to blow you away with jaw-dropping vocals and dance.
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About The Wiz on Broadway

Ease on down the road to the magical land of Oz with The Wiz on Broadway! Get 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. Hear jaw-dropping vocals from rising Broadway stars like Nichelle Lewis as Dorothy, shining alongside veterans Wayne Brady and Deborah Cox. Plus, watch dazzling dance from JaQuel Knight, the choreographer for Beyoncé and Megan Thee Stallion.

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. With blues, jazz, pop, soul, and more, The Wiz was — and still is — a landmark for Black art on Broadway. Now is your chance to see this musical that transforms a classic story into a celebration of Black culture and joy, now featuring a sharp and hilarious new script by comedian Amber Ruffin.

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.

Run time

2hr 20min. Incl. 15min intermission.

Start date

March 29th, 2024

Age

Ages 8+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater.

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561 Reviews

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

753 Reviews | 421 Followers
88
Enchanting, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Refreshing & updated musical score which was superb. Choreography was outstanding, as well as, the entire cast. Bravo!

Don’t see it if The sets lacked creativity & imagination. The direction had some moments which needed improvement.

Fancastik

Fancastik

118 Reviews | 35 Followers
84
Funny, Great dancing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like The Wiz as this remake is refreshing. The tornado dancers were spectacular. Performances were funny and singing was great.

Don’t see it if you don’t like musicals about the Wiz. You are expecting great sets and staging.

Todd Davies

Todd Davies

42 Reviews | 5 Followers
82
Feel-good, Unrealized potential, Wholesome, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if you are looking for something kids and families will probably enjoy, or you have never seen a production of The Wiz and you want to see it.

Don’t see it if you are looking for depth, special effects, or a "big show" feel.

GuyMacguffin

GuyMacguffin

160 Reviews | 32 Followers
84
Great music, Delightful, Great singing

See it if Joyous show with just an incredible score and vocal performances. Some funny modern book punch ups.

Don’t see it if You're not looking for something fluffy. Act 2's pacing is off. Some of the direction and scenic design leaves something to be desired.

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Stars on stage

Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady

Deborah Cox

Deborah Cox

The Wiz on Broadway cast and creative team

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

Venue

Marquis Theatre

1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Street), New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair access, assisted listening devices, closed captioning devices, seat accessibility

More information about The Wiz on Broadway

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.

What to watch for

  • 24-year-old Nichelle Lewis, who stars as Dorothy in this The Wiz revival, was discovered via a TikTok video of her singing the show's hit song "Home."
  • When The Wiz first came to Broadway in 1975, Broadway didn't typically advertise their shows on TV. Nonetheless, the show launched a TV ad campaign with the song "Ease On Down the Road," which boosted the show's originally lukewarm ticket sales.
  • Dee Dee Bridgewater won a Tony Award for just five minutes of stage time as Glinda in the original Broadway production.
  • The dancing in this production is phenomenal — for example, in this revival, the tornado scene unfolds as a beautiful interpretive dance.
  • You might recognize some of the actors from the silver screen. Wayne Brady is a five-time Emmy winner for his work on Whose Line Is It Anyway?, The Wayne Brady Show, and Let's Make a Deal. Avery Wilson makes his Broadway debut as the Scarecrow, and you may recognize him from his time on The Voice.

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Frequently asked questions

What is The Wiz on Broadway about?

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.

Which theatre is The Wiz on Broadway at?

The Wiz on Broadway is at New York's Marquis Theatre.

What is the running time of The Wiz on Broadway?

The Wiz on Broadway runs for 2hr 20min. Incl. 15min intermission.

What is the age recommendation for The Wiz on Broadway?

Ages 8+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater.

How do you get tickets for The Wiz on Broadway?

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How much are tickets for The Wiz on Broadway?

The Wiz on Broadway tickets start at $61.

Who wrote The Wiz?

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.

Who directed The Wiz?

Schele Williams directs The Wiz on Broadway. It is one of two productions she has on Broadway in spring 2024, alongside The Notebook.

What are the songs in The Wiz?

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.

Is The Wiz appropriate for kids?

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.

Is The Wiz good?

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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