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Radical Ticket Pricing Announced For THE FUEL CRISIS At The REP Photo Radical Ticket Pricing Announced For THE FUEL CRISIS At The REP
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 2, 2023

Since the end of the first lockdown multi-award-winning director Phil Willmott's THE REP has been at the forefront of rethinking every aspect of how theatre is made and marketed in the new climate.

Carousel Theatre's OZ Takes Audiences Down A Reimagined Yellow Brick Road Photo Carousel Theatre's OZ Takes Audiences Down A Reimagined Yellow Brick Road
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 1, 2023

Carousel Theatre for Young People (CYTP), in partnership with Kaleidoscope Theatre for Young People, presents the Canadian premiere of Oz, at Granville Island's Waterfront Theatre (1412 Cartwright St), from March 1-26, 2023.

Jennifer Ehle, David Strathairn, Stephanie Berry & More to Star in PHEDRE Reading at  Photo Jennifer Ehle, David Strathairn, Stephanie Berry & More to Star in PHEDRE Reading at Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2023

RED BULL THEATER has announced the cast for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: the in-person and streaming presentation of Phèdre by Jean Racine.

FUNNY GIRL, THE WIZ & More Set for Hippodrome Theatre 2023/2024 Broadway Series Photo FUNNY GIRL, THE WIZ & More Set for Hippodrome Theatre 2023/2024 Broadway Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 31, 2023

The new 2023/2024 CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series has been announced! The season features Moulin Rouge! The Musical, The Wiz, Funny Girl, and more. See how to purchase tickets!

Designers Behind BLACK PANTHER and More Join THE WIZ; Full Design Team Announced! Photo Designers Behind BLACK PANTHER and More Join THE WIZ; Full Design Team Announced!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2023

The design team has been announced for the all-new production of the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz. The Wiz will launch a national tour in Fall of 2023 in Baltimore, MD before returning to Broadway for a limited engagement in the 2023/24 season. Learn more about the team and the production here!

Video: Meet the Broadway-Bound Choreographer of THE WIZ, JaQuel Knight Photo Video: Meet the Broadway-Bound Choreographer of THE WIZ, JaQuel Knight
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 18, 2023

Choreographer JaQuel Knight, known already for his iconic work in the music industry, will make his Broadway debut with the show. What moves him? He explains in this video.

Video: THE WIZ Celebrates 48th Anniversary- Watch Original Stars Reunite! Photo Video: THE WIZ Celebrates 48th Anniversary- Watch Original Stars Reunite!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 5, 2023

BroadwayWorld is celebrating 48 years of The Wiz with a very special flashback to BroadwayWorld's 2014 concert, BWW Visits Oz, at which stars of the original production reunited onstage at Joe's Pub. Watch below as André De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ken Page and special guest Olivia Elease Hardy (Kimberly Akimbo) perform songs from the show!

Productions Over The Rainbow Inc To Present GODSPELL in January Photo Productions Over The Rainbow Inc To Present GODSPELL in January
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2022

Productions Over the Rainbow's GODSPELL will be on stage at Seneca Middle School, located at 850 Main Street in Holbrook, NY for two nights only: January 20th and 21st at 7PM.

Film at Lincoln Center Announces Jordan Peele Curation Photo Film at Lincoln Center Announces Jordan Peele Curation
by Michael Major - Dec 22, 2022

Widely hailed as one of this century’s great directorial debuts, Jordan Peele’s era-defining Get Out injected new life into horror with its witty subversion of racial politics and elitist social mores. Two years later, his wildly entertaining Us plumbed everything from isolationist fears and late-capitalist power structures to the rich lineage.

Photos: First Look at CLAUS THE MUSICAL at the Lowry Photo Photos: First Look at CLAUS THE MUSICAL at the Lowry
by Stephi Wild - Dec 15, 2022

All new production photos have been released for the world premiere of Claus The Musical which opened last night at The Lowry and plays until 8 January. 

L. Frank Baum Videos

Video: THE WIZ Celebrates 48th Anniversary- Watch Original Stars Reunite! Videoplay
Video: THE WIZ Celebrates 48th Anniversary- Watch Original Stars Reunite!

by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 5, 2023

BroadwayWorld is celebrating 48 years of The Wiz with a very special flashback to BroadwayWorld's 2014 concert, BWW Visits Oz, at which stars of the original production reunited onstage at Joe's Pub. Watch below as André De Shields, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Ken Page and special guest Olivia Elease Hardy (Kimberly Akimbo) perform songs from the show!

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season Videoplay
The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 11, 2022

The 5th Avenue Theatre¬†announced its¬†2022/23 Season. The 2022/23 Season features a dynamic lineup of musical theater magic that includes a world premiere, a co-production with ACT ‚Äď A Contemporary Theatre, and more. Check out the fill season

VIDEO: First Look at Black British THE WIZ at Hope Mill Theatre Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look at Black British THE WIZ at Hope Mill Theatre

by Stephi Wild - Dec 13, 2021

All new video has been released from a the new Black British version of the 70s musical The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical ‚ÄúWonderful Wizard of Oz‚ÄĚ at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester.

VIDEO: Watch Cherelle Williams Sing "Soon As I Get Home" From THE WIZ at Hope Mill Th Videoplay
VIDEO: Watch Cherelle Williams Sing "Soon As I Get Home" From THE WIZ at Hope Mill Theatre

by Stephi Wild - Nov 10, 2021

An all new video has been released of¬†Cherelle Williams, as Dorothy, singing 'Soon As I Get Home' from¬†the¬†Black British retelling of¬† ‚ÄėThe¬†Wiz‚Äô, which plays at Hope Mill Theatre this Christmas.

VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUN Videoplay
VIDEO: Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and More Talk the Making of WICKED on CBS SUNDAY MORNING

by Stage Tube - Sep 12, 2021

Correspondent Tracy Smith talked with Maguire and composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and with the original Glinda and Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, about a show that has become a beacon for anyone who doesn't fit a conventional mold.

BWW Interview: Randall MacLowry & Tracy Heather Strain Talk AMERICAN OZ on PBS Videoplay
BWW Interview: Randall MacLowry & Tracy Heather Strain Talk AMERICAN OZ on PBS

by Sarah Jae Leiber - Apr 19, 2021

Ahead of the premiere, BroadwayWorld caught up with filmmakers Randall MacLowry and Tracy Heather Strain to talk about the legacy of 'The Wizard of Oz,' the most interesting things about L. Frank Baum, and why they believe this story is so uniquely American.

Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 Videoplay
Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009

by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2021

Today we're celebrating Black History Month by taking a closer look at the 2009 Encores! production of The Wiz, which starred James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE WIZ At Broadway at Music Cricus Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At THE WIZ At Broadway at Music Cricus

by Stage Tube - Aug 8, 2019

The 2019 season continues with the Broadway At Music Circus premiere of The Wiz, a multiple Tony Award-winning Best Musical retelling of L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, running Tuesday, Aug. 6 through Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion in Sacramento. Get a first look at the cast in action below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' THE WIZ Videoplay
VIDEO: Get A First Look At TUTS' THE WIZ

by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 24, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Under The Stars' upcoming production of The Wiz! Leading off the cast is Salome B. Smith in the role of 'Dorothy'. Smith is a recent graduate of Alabama State University where she performed in many theatrical productions including The Color Purple, Rent and Carousel. Marva Hicks is playing the role of 'The Wiz'. Hicks has appeared on Broadway in Motown The Musical, Caroline or Change, and The Lion King. Yvette Clark will play the roles of 'Evilene', 'Glinda', and 'Aunt Em'. Clark has appeared in numerous regional productions including Thoroughly Modern Millie, Showboat, Chicago, and Hairspray. Simone Gundy will play the role of 'Addaperle'. Gundy returns to TUTS after starring in the 2017 production of Memphis. Paris Nix is playing 'Tin Man'. Nix was last seen on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. Allyson Kaye Daniel is 'Lion'. Daniel most recently appeared at TUTS as 'Miss Jones' in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Her other credits include Newsies, Ghost, and We Will Rock You. Christopher Campbell, who just appeared in the TUTS production of Oklahoma! as Will Parker, will play the role of Scarecrow

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For TUTS' THE WIZ Videoplay
VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals For TUTS' THE WIZ

by Alan Henry - Oct 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to introduce the cast of its upcoming production of The Wiz!


L. Frank Baum Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has L. Frank Baum written?
L. Frank Baum has written 4 shows including The Wizard of Oz (Bookwriter/Lyricist), The Wizard of Oz (Source Material), The Wiz (Source Material), A Mermaid's Tale (Author).