The Wiz

Ages: 8+
Opened: June 16, 1976
Closing: unknown

The Wiz - 1976 - US Tour History , Info & More

Ahmanson Theatre
135 N Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA 90012

based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

It’s got rock. It’s got gospel. It’s got soul. And oh my, the dancing! In a dream collaboration, Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the city’s oldest continuously operating dance company, fill the Wyly Theatre with dancing, singing and laughter for the dazzling musical that won seven Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway in 1975. Featuring Brierley Resident Acting Company members Liz Mikel and Hassan El-Amin, this eye-popping, high-energy family hit starts with a tornado and keeps lifting from there, as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion “Ease on Down the Road” and ultimately learn there’s no place like home.

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The Drama League Gala: Embrace the Directors
by James Blinken - Nov 17, 2023

​​​​​​​The Drama League 2023 Gala titled “Embrace The Season” is an event amplifying the Broadway, off-Broadway, and off-off-Broadway shows gracing the stages in New York City each season.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the Drama League's Embrace the Season Gala
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 14, 2023

Just last night, the Drama League celebrated Embrace The Season: A Drama League Celebration, the venerated gala event amplifying the extraordinary productions gracing stages in New York City each season. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals here.

Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs & More to Join The Drama League EMBRACE THE SEASON Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2023

Get ready for a night of incredible performances at The Drama League 'Embrace The Season' Gala. Join Leslie Odom Jr., Arielle Jacobs, and other talented artists as they take the stage for an unforgettable evening. Don't miss out on this star-studded event!

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by Roy Berko - Oct 8, 2023

What did our critic think of THE WIZ (THE TOURING COMPANY) at Connor Palace?

Irvine Barclay Theatre Reveals Upcoming Season
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2023

Irvine Barclay Theatre has announced more shows for its 2023-24 season. One of the most popular performing arts venues in Orange County, Irvine Barclay Theatre presents renowned artists in a wide range of genres, from jazz, classical, country, Motown, and global music, to comedy, dance, theater, captivating speakers, and more.

THE WIZ JR. Comes to Tulsa PAC This Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 5, 2023

 World Stage Theatre Company presents The Wiz Jr by William F. Brown and Charlie Smalls with additional material by Tina Tippit.

Jerry Mitchell, Jennifer Apple, Lenny Wolpe and More Lead Barn on Fire Residency's 2nd Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2023

This summer, New York Theatre Barn and Fire Island Pines Arts Project, in association with Dalip Girdhar + Paul Austin, will again join forces for the 2nd annual season of Barn on Fire.

Who Will Win at the 2023 Tony Awards?
by Team BWW - Jun 9, 2023

Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will take home the ultimate prize at the 2023 Tony Awards? We're breaking it down.

by Stephi Wild - Jun 2, 2023

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) have announced casting for two of its summer 2023 shows: Million Dollar Quartet, a three-time Tony Award–nominated once-in-a-lifetime musical evening back by popular demand with some of the same cast as 2017 and Photograph 51, an intriguing portrait of the race to discover the mysteries of the DNA double helix. 

2023 Tony Awards Nominations- Live Reactions
by Team BWW - May 2, 2023

Follow us throughout the day, as we'll bring you Tony nominee reactions, exclusive reports, surprises, behind the scenes coverage and oh, so much more!

37th MAC Awards Lifetime Achievement Award Honorees Announced
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2023

The Manhattan Association of Cabarets (MAC) has made its initial announcement of the upcoming 37th Annual MAC Awards. The awards presentation and show will take place on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 at 7:30 pm, at Peter Norton Symphony Space at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street in New York City. 

Paris Bennett, DeQuina Moore, And Jaden Dominique To Lead Fulton Theatre's THE WIZ
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 13, 2023

Fulton Theatre announces casting for their upcoming production of The Wiz. Leading the company is Jaden Dominique as Dorothy, Paris Bennett (American Idol Season 5) as Addaperle/Evillene, and DeQuina Moore (original Broadway: Little Shop of Horrors, Chiffon; Legally Blonde, Pilar) as Aunt Em/Glinda. Nationally renowned actor and director E Faye Butler will direct the production alongside award-winning choreographer, Kenny Ingram (EmojiLand).

Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl & More Join YOUR OWN THING Benefit Performance at Red Bull Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 10, 2022

RED BULL THEATER has announced that Lesli Margherita, Simon Pearl, Michael Pilato, and Vaden Thurgood have been added to the cast of their one-night-only benefit performance of the hit 1968 rock musical Your Own Thing.

Full Cast and Creative Team Announced for New ANNIE National Tour
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2022

Leapin’ Lizards! The full cast and creative team has been announced for the all-new tour of the iconic Tony Award®-winning musical ANNIE. In the title role of Annie is Ellie Pulsifer, a 12-year-old actress from South Florida, making her tour debut. 

Who Will Win at the 2022 Tony Awards?
by Team BWW - Jun 11, 2022

Which Best Musical and Best Play nominees will win a Tony Award? BroadwayWorld has rounded up the winners of the Tony Awards, the Drama Desk Awards, the Drama League Awards and the Outer Critics Circle Awards for the last fifty years to compare winners year by year.

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: THE BAKER'S WIFE Sublimely Returns and ANYONE CAN WHISTLE's Satire Remains Uncomfortably Relevant
by Michael Dale - Mar 13, 2022

This week I saw productions of two decades-old musicals, each written by one of theatre's great composer/lyricists, which, in their original productions, ran a combined total of nine performances on Broadway.

Award-Winning Costume and Set Designer Tony Walton Dies at 87
by Marissa Tomeo - Mar 3, 2022

According to a Deadline article, acclaimed costume and set designer Tony Walton has passed away at the age of 87. He died on March 2nd from issues related to a stroke. Bridget LeRoy, his stepdaughter, released the news of his death on Facebook, writing, “A fond and loving farewell to the most fabulous stepdad and human being in the world. Love you forever, Tony Walton. Have a great trip.” 

Peabo Bryson Comes to the Warner in September
by Stephi Wild - Jan 31, 2022

The Peabo Bryson concert originally scheduled for April 1 has been rescheduled to Friday, September 23 at 8 pm. All ticketholders will be contacted by the Box Office.

BWW Exclusive: A History of ANNIE on Broadway and Beyond
by Jeffrey Kare - Dec 2, 2021

Tonight, NBC will air its sixth live musical production. Following in the footsteps of The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, The Wiz, Hairspray, and Jesus Christ Superstar, the peacock network will be presenting Annie. Based on Harold Gray's comic strip titled Little Orphan Annie, this musical tells the story of a little orphan with equal measures of pluck and positivity who charms everyone's hearts, despite a next-to-nothing start in New York City in the year 1933.

Meet the Cast of COMPANY on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Nov 15, 2021

Company has officially returned to Broadway as of November 15. Meet the current cast and learn more about who is bringing this production to the stage!

Singer Peabo Bryson Announced at Warner Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 19, 2021

The Warner Theatre will welcome Peabo Bryson to the Main Stage on Friday, April 1, 2022, at 8 pm.

The National Theatre Conference Announces 2021 Award Recipients
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021

The National Theatre Conference, is an organization of theatermakers that connects, supports, and advocates for the field. Each year, leading theatre professionals and academics gather in New York City to engage in the essential questions of our art.

by Nuria Pedret - Jul 21, 2021

El revival de la obra se estrenó en 1976 en el Broadway Theatre con un elenco afroamericano

VIDEO: On This Day, May 27- Happy Birthday, Dee Dee Bridgewater!
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On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater!

Feinstein's/54 Below To Reopen June 17; Upcoming Concerts to Feature Andy Karl & Orfeh, Andre De Shields, Alice Ripley & More!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021

After a 15-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, proprietors Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel have announced that “Broadway’s Supper Club” Feinstein’s/54 Below will reopen its iconic red door for live performances on June 17, 2021. 



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