STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/24- THE WIZ
Welcome to BWW's ON THIS DAY Series celebrating theatrical birthdays, openings and special events that took place on this day in theatre history!
Today 1985, the first Broadway revival of The Wiz opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 13 performances. The Wiz is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of African American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to the Majestic Theatre. The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
In celebration of this day, we bring you original Dorothy, Stephanie Mills' performance of 'Home.' Click below to check it out!