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The Wiz - 1976 - US Tour

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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Ahmanson Theatre

( Los Angeles, CA)
Los Angeles Music Center
Los Angeles, CA
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by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
Broadway stage manager Cody Renard Richard spoke with CNN on June 5th to discuss his experiences with racism while working on Broadway, and what he hopes to see in the industry moving forward.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, this weekend's THE SHOWS MUST GO ON broadcast  of Peter Pan Live! has been postponed, but it will be back next week withTHE WIZ (2015), which will be available for 48 hrs beginning at 2pm EDT on Friday, June 12 (globally except Latin America and Asia).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Get to know the Next on Stage top 15 contestants! Meet college student Hosea Mundi!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
The Book of Mormon veterans Josh Gad and Asmeret Ghebremichael reunite to chat about the state of the world. 'What you're seeing everywhere now is the frustration of a group of people who have been trying to speak up for years and years....'
by Student Blogger: Blake Velick - Jun 3, 2020
I'm here. These words are championed by theatrical hero Celie from The Color Purple. These words inspire Celie to scream out to the world that she is beautiful and has the right to live a wonderful life. These words must echo across the nation in support of black lives. We all must be here for black lives. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Richard Kind will host this year's 29th Annual Summer Gala, A Starry Night, which will be streamed online on baystreet.org and other live stream platforms on Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m., with a red carpet preshow beginning at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center has announced the 14th weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS, which was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers, and academics will talk daily for one hour with Segal Center's director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustanda?" the State of the World. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating original content.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) in partnership with the City of Pittsfield have announced family friendly films at their newly established Sunset Cinema Outside at Taconic High School on July 10-11 and July 16-18.
by Ben Rimalower - Jun 22, 2020
In this very special QuaranStreams, Ben and Daniel talk to Grammy-winning composer, musical director, and performer Billy Stritch about Liza Minnelli's 1992 concert at Radio City Music Hall, for which he arranged the music. Billy tells stories from his years of working with Liza, from their first meeting in 1991 to their decades of collaboration on projects such as 'Minnelli on Minnelli: Live at the Palace,' and 'Liza's at the Palace.' Billy has worked with many other showbiz legends such as Christine Ebersole, Marilyn Maye, and Linda Lavin. Tune in to 'Billy's Place' every Thursday at 8 PM on Facebook Live to hear Billy sing songs and tell stories from his apartment in New York City.
by BWW Special - Jun 21, 2020
We've rounded up 10 books about Black theatre to read and educate yourself while in quarantine. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2020
Broadway Black, the multimedia organization highlighting the achievements of Black theatre artists presented the inaugural Antonyo Awards, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community. Check out highlights from the event!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
BroadwayWorld extends our congratulations to Thomas Kail and Michelle Williams who have recently welcomed their first child together. Us Weekly reported the news on their a?oeHot Hollywood' podcast.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony-award (EGOT) winner and legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is joining the lineup for the Virtual International Thespian Festival. Lloyd Webber will share insider tips and inspiration with students. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2020
Today we rewind to summer 2015, just after Williams learned that she got the part. Watch as she gets ready to take center stage as Dorothy.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2020
Today's top stories: Kaitlyn Dever is in talks for the Dear Evan Hansen film, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, THE SHOWS MUST GO ON returns today with THE WIZ LIVE (2015), which will be available for 48 hrs beginning at 2pm EDT on Friday, June 12 (globally except Latin America and Asia). The Wiz Live stars Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan, Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelly, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills, and newcomer Shanice Williams.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
Today (June 12) in live streaming: The Wiz Live is back, the newest Broadway's Next on Stage and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
Stars in the House continued Thursday night (8pm) for Genies In A Bottle with Juwan Crawley, James Monroe Iglehart, Michael James Scott, Major Attaway, and Trevor Dion Nicholas.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2020
Today we rewind to 2009, when Encores! presented the musical starring  James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
Ben Cameron's Broadway Sessions will continue to  present a digital Black Lives Matter fundraising concert on June 11th.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
Ben Cameron's Broadway Sessions continues to present a digital Black Lives Matter fundraising concert tonight.
by Gregory S. Carr - Jun 10, 2020
Playwright Gregory S. Carr shares a manifesto for the BIPOC Theatre. 'I am not August Wilson,' he writes.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Celebrating the resilience, vitality, and joy of age in response to this time of COVID-19 and the strengthened American fight for equality and justice for all, Dances For A Variable Population (DVP) will present, REVIVAL 4: Virtual!  This five-day virtual performance festival features daily interactive dance workshops free and open to the public with a grand finale performance, REVIVAL 4: Virtual!, featuring eight legendary dance artists and 50 non-professional senior dancers. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
This Thurday,  Aladdin's Tony-winning wish-granter, James Monroe Iglehart, will host a virtual one-man benefit show, Becoming the Genie, this Thursday, July 9 at 5:30 PM (EST).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2020
Samantha Williams (Caroline, or Change, Dear Evan Hansen) will host a free screening of the Kinder High School for the Performing Arts (Kinder HSPVA) production of FELA! on Saturday, August 8 at 6:30 pm ET/ 5:30 pm CT.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 30, 2020
Check out a few of the more obscure tidbits on the life and career of the great Stephen Sondheim as he becomes the first subject of our new series 10 Things You Might Not Know About...
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020
Today's top stories: The Phantom of the Opera's London and UK touring productions will shut down, and more.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 29, 2020
While Broadway remains shut down, BroadwayWorld is keeping up with your favorite stars and giving you a peek at what they have been up to! Check out yesterday's highlights from some of your favorites, including Caroline Bowman and Austin Colby, Ann Reinking, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
Need a new Broadway diversion to get you through the day? Check back today at 1pm to watch as BroadwayWorld's Spencer Glass broadcasts a very special episode of It's The Day of the Show Y'all LIVE! Which little-known musical theatre treasure will he uncover? Today is all about The Wiz!
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2020
On Tuesday, July 28, the 2020 Emmy Award Nominations were announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2020
Burning Coal Theatre Company has announced that it will host a free series of workshops for young and emerging theatre professionals.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2020
Today (July 23) in live streaming: a Cinderella Reunion, the Fame gang is back together, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2020
Chris Mann will be hosting Ballots Over Broadway, an intimate evening of Broadway musical performances by your favorite stars of stage and screen, to benefit Field Team 6 and Higher Heights for America, on Friday, August 7 at 8 pm PST | 11 pm EST.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
Today (July 20) in live streaming: The Muny brings Magic to your home, Red Bull Theatre presents a new play festival, and so much more!
by Student Blogger: Michael Bailey - Jul 20, 2020
My unshakeable youthful confidence came crashing down when I was cast as Jack in Into the Woods JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2020
The world premiere of The Muny 2020 Summer Variety Hour Live! will air tonight, July 20, at 9:15 p.m. EST. The show will include never-before aired clips from past Muny summer productions, cast reunion sing-alongs, songs and dances created via video by Muny artists from across the U.S., Munywood Squares and so much more. Tune in right here to watch live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to have learned that writer Christina Tippit Brown has passed away at age 94. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
The lineup for Monday's world premiere of The Muny 2020 Summer Variety Hour Live! has been announced. The free, live-streamed program will air on Monday, July 20, at 8:15 p.m. CST.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
This week's Weekend Warm-Up will be led by Marie's Crisis pianist Kenney Green, with special guests Yvette Monique Clark and Michael James Roy! Tune in today at 4pm to join the piano party!
by Kaitlin Milligan - Jul 17, 2020
On Friday July 17, Hulu debuted the documentary We Are Freestyle Love Supreme.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2020
The Educational Theatre Foundation has announced the establishment of the Craig Zadan Memorial Fund For Racial Equity In School Theatre, honoring the late award-winning producer of stage, screen, and television. 
by Lauren Yarger - Jul 15, 2020
Three excerpts from plays about women who forged the way for the 19th Amendment on the anniversary of its passage sponsored by the CT Chapter of the League of Professional Theatre Women.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
The Muny announced today details of its historic, free, live online variety show. Beginning Monday, July 20, and for each consecutive Monday through August 17, The Muny Summer 2020 Variety Hour Live can be seen at 8:15 p.m. CST.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Classic Stage Company today announced a new lineup of multiple award-winning participants in the free online version of its signature series Classic Conversations, hosted by John Doyle, featuring eminent actors who are also collaborators of Doyle and CSC.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Samantha Williams (Caroline, or Change, Dear Evan Hansen) will host a free screening of the Kinder High School for the Performing Arts (Kinder HSPVA) production of FELA! on Saturday, August 8 at 6:30 pm ET/ 5:30 pm CT.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Broadway Records announced today the release of a new version of Shine, the anthem written by Sawyer Garrity & Andrea Peña, student survivors of the Parkland tragedy.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Aug 3, 2020
Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Tune in right here Wednesday, August 5 (1pm ET), as he chats with Broadway legend André de Shields!
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2020
Lifetime extends their partnership with trusted journalist Robin Roberts for four new movies under the Robin Roberts Presents banner. The network greenlights their next foray into the gospel music world with the biopic Robin Roberts Presents: The Mahalia Jackson Story.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2020
The Star Center Theatre has canceled all further performances of The Wiz, after a cast member had been exposed to COVID-19.