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Tina Brown and William F. Brown

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05/26/2016
Tina Brown and William F. Brown  Photo

Tina Brown and William F. Brown

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Date:
05/26/2016
 
Writing
Playwright
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Bookwriter
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Sketches
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William F. Brown Awards and Nominations

 
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Book of a Musical
William F. Brown, The Wiz

William F. Brown News

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season Photo 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 fresh takes on musical theater favorites that investigate the complicated, often messy, but always sublimely beautiful truths of living.

TCT Presents The World-Premiere Adaptation of THE WIZ JR. At the Taft Theatre this  Photo TCT Presents The World-Premiere Adaptation of THE WIZ JR. At the Taft Theatre this April 
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 23, 2022

Audiences are invited to 'Ease On Down The Road' to the Taft Theatre when The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati presents the world-premiere adaptation of THE WIZ JR., April 2-11, 2022. This fresh 60-minute version rounds out the company's 21-22 MainStage Season. Tickets are on sale now.  

Open Auditions Announced for The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's Production of THE Photo Open Auditions Announced for The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati's Production of THE WIZ JR.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 28, 2021

The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is holding online auditions for a brand-new adaptation of THE WIZ JR., opening at the Taft Theatre in April 2022. Whether you see yourself as a beginner who only sings in the shower and dances in the kitchen, or you’ve performed with them before, everyone is welcome on their stage.

Photos: The Grand Prairie Arts Council Presents THE WIZ Photo Photos: The Grand Prairie Arts Council Presents THE WIZ
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

The Grand Prairie Arts Council will present The Wiz, written by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, and directed by Eric Criner. The show runs Sept 17 - 26, 2021, at the Uptown Theater located at 120 E Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050.

The Grand Prairie Arts Council Presents THE WIZ Photo The Grand Prairie Arts Council Presents THE WIZ
by Stephi Wild - Sep 12, 2021

The Grand Prairie Arts Council presents The Wiz, written by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, and directed by Eric Criner. The show runs Sept 17 - 26, 2021, at the Uptown Theater located at 120 E Main St, Grand Prairie, TX 75050.

Estate of THE WIZ Creators William F. Brown and Tina Tippit Will Go on Sale Photo Estate of THE WIZ Creators William F. Brown and Tina Tippit Will Go on Sale
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 21, 2021

Rose Island Auctions & Sales has announced that the estate of William F. Brown and Tina Tippit, creators of the Broadway hit, THE WIZ, will go on sale beginning Friday, July 23, in Westport, Connecticut.

Full Creative Team and Open Auditions Announced For THE WIZ at Manchester's Hope Mill Photo Full Creative Team and Open Auditions Announced For THE WIZ at Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021

As previously announced, this Christmas Hope Mill Theatre will stage the first new UK production of The Wiz, in 10 years, running from Wednesday 24th November 2021 to Sunday 16th January 2022.

Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre To Stage New Production Of   THE WIZ Photo Manchester's Hope Mill Theatre To Stage New Production Of THE WIZ
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2021

Hope Mill Theatre has announced that this Christmas it will stage the first new UK production of The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical ‚ÄúWonderful Wizard of Oz‚ÄĚ in 10 years.¬†With music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, book by William F. Brown and original orchestrations by Harold Wheeler, The Wiz is a retelling of¬†L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

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

The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Announces 102nd Season Photo The Children's Theatre of Cincinnati Announces 102nd Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 25, 2021

After a much smaller, socially-distant season inside the company’s Showtime Stage on Red Bank Road, The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati is ready to roll out the red carpet and welcome patrons home to the Taft Theatre in Downtown Cincinnati starting this October 2021. 

William F. Brown Videos

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2022/23 Season VideoThe 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 fresh takes on musical theater favorites that investigate the complicated, often messy, but always sublimely beautiful truths of living.

Celebrating Black History Month: Encores! Eases On Down the Road with THE WIZ in 2009 VideoCelebrating 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 TUTS' THE WIZ VideoVIDEO: 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 VideoVIDEO: 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!

VIDEO: The Cast of The Muny's THE WIZ Performs 'Y'all Got It' VideoVIDEO: The Cast of The Muny's THE WIZ Performs 'Y'all Got It'
by Stage Tube - Jun 25, 2018

The Wiz is rocking its way down the Yellow Brick Road to The Muny's stage, through tonight, June 25. Watch a video of the cast performing 'Y'all Got It' below!

VIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE WIZ! VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At The Muny's THE WIZ!
by Alan Henry - Jun 20, 2018

The Wiz is rocking its way down the Yellow Brick Road to The Muny's stage, and BroadwayWorld has a first look! Check out the video below!

VIDEO: Get a Preview of The Muny's THE WIZ VideoVIDEO: Get a Preview of The Muny's THE WIZ
by Stage Tube - Jun 18, 2018

The Wiz is rocking its way down the Yellow Brick Road to The Muny's stage, get a preview of the upcoming production below!

STAGE TUBE: Cast of NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! Reunites for Performance & Panel Discussion!
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2016

The cast and crew of NBC's acclaimed production of THE WIZ LIVE! reunited yesterday, Wednesday, June 1 at Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles for a panel discussion and live musical performances. Check out clips from the day below!

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/24/16- THE WIZ
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

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.

VIDEO: It's East vs. West Oz in SNL's Hilarious Spoof of THE WIZ LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 7, 2015

Saturday's episode of NBC's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE featured a spoof on last week's live broadcat of THE WIZ LIVE! In the sketch, West Oz's Scarecrow (host Ryan Gosling) mistakenly ends up in East Oz with Dorothy (Sasheer Zamata), Cowardly Lion (Kenan Thompson), Tin Man (Jay Pharoah), Scarecrow (Michael Che) and The Wiz (Leslie Jones).


William F. Brown Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has William F. Brown written?
William F. Brown has written 6 shows including The Girl in the Freudian Slip (Playwright), New Faces of 1968 (Sketches), How to Steal an Election (Bookwriter), Applause (Bookwriter), A Broadway Musical (Bookwriter), The Wiz (Bookwriter).

What awards has William F. Brown been nominated for?
Best Book of a Musical (Tony Awards) for The Wiz .