The Wiz on Broadway Tickets
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The Wiz on Broadway Tickets

At last! The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical is back on Broadway in spring 2024.
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The Wiz on Broadway Tickets

About The Wiz on Broadway

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.

Run time

2h 20m (incl. 15m intermission)

Start date

March 29th, 2024



Stars on stage

Wayne Brady

Wayne Brady

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


Marquis Theatre

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

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 the Marquis Theatre, which is located in New York, NY, USA, 10036.

What is the running time of The Wiz on Broadway?

The Wiz on Broadway runs for 2h 20m (incl. 15m intermission).

How do you get tickets for The Wiz on Broadway?

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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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