The Wiz

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 Marina Kennedy - Sep 30, 2019
Two River Theater (TRT) has launched its 2019/20 Season with 'Cyrano' by Jason O'Connell and Brenda Withers, adapted from the play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand, directed by Meredith McDonough in a co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Britney Simpson who plays Roxane in the production.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
The Firehouse Theatre has announced its 2020 season, which includes beloved classics, new work, a fan favorite, and a holiday show. The theme for the season is Do Something. The bold season opens with patron favorite The Drowsy Chaperone January 30 a?" February 23, 2020, which The Firehouse Theatre produced five years ago starring Janelle Lutz. The Firehouse Theatre Artistic Director Derek Whitener explains, a?oeOur patrons have been asking us to produce The Drowsy Chaperone again for years. It's the perfect way to open our anniversary season.a?? Janelle Lutz returns to Dallas to reprise her role as Janet van de Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019
A musical love letter to Paris and NYC, Forbidden Drive, the debut music album from vocal powerhouse Jen Fellman with songs from the worlds of jazz, standards, Broadway, and French chanson, is released today 9/27 by Broadway Records.
by Chantal Kunst - Sep 27, 2019
De Nederlandse modeontwerper Mart Visser ontwerpt speciaal voor Giovanca honours Diana Ross exclusieve kleding. a?oeIk werk al 20 jaar met Giovanca als model en ben nog veel langer een bewonderaar van Diana Ross,a?? laat Visser weten. a?oeHoe mooi is het dat ik nu Giovanca mag kleden in de stijl van Diana Ross? Zo fijn dat deze werelden nu bij elkaar komen.a?? Zijn eerste haute couture-collectie kwam in 1993, sindsdien brengt hij twee keer per jaar een nieuwe collectie. Vanaf 27 september 2019 gaat Giovanca met haar voorstelling Giovanca honours Diana Ross langs de Nederlandse theaters. a?oeDiana Ross was een stijlicoon. Mart Visser snapt Diana Ross als geen ander. Hij heeft zoveel mooie dingen gemaakt die eigenlijk al helemaal Diana zijn. Net alsof hij altijd al met haar in zijn achterhoofd ontworpen heeft,a?? aldus Giovanca.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019
This Month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2019
Emmy and 2019 Tony Award-winning actor, singer, dancer, director, choreographer, playwright and educator André De Shields received the 2019 Project1Voice Lifetime Achievement Award.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents the 2019 Cabaret Benefit for the Matsiko World Orphan Choir hosted by Broadway's Bronson Norris Murphy (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) on Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm).
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2019
Tituss Burgess was a guest on Monday night's episode of A Little Late with Lilly Singh. He was joined on the couch by actress Katy Mixon. During the interview, Burgess talks about his wig-themed Instagrams and how much he loves the 99 cent store.
by TV - Press Previews - Oct 4, 2019
TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL will begin performances on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on Saturday, October 12, 2019 with an opening night set for Thursday, November 7, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
The York Theatre Company has announced the roster of performers at the 28th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala who will honor 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown) with the 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre and producer Riki Kane Larimer (Cagney) with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award on Monday evening, November 11, 2019 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast of Peter Pan and Wendy (previously announced as Peter Pan), a reimagining of J.M. BARRIE's classic work by 'America's Most-Produced Playwright' (American Theatre) LAUREN GUNDERSON (Ada and the Engine, Silent Sky). This world premiere will be onstage for the holidays at Sidney Harman Hall from December 3, 2019-January 12, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, announced casting for its November production of Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, playing November 8-17 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Raised in Raleigh, trailblazing African-American activists, sisters and best friends Sadie and Bessie Delany - both over 100 years old - take audiences on an inspiring and entertaining journey as they recount the stories of their lives, from growing up on what is now the campus of Saint Augustine's University in Raleigh as the daughters of a former slave, to integrating a New York suburb during the Harlem Renaissance, and beyond.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series returns for its 21st year, celebrating the expansive scope and intricacy of the popular music canon from January 22 - February 29, 2020. This year's concert series includes lauded singer-songwriters, groundbreaking composers, storytellers speaking truth to power, experimental vocalists, and multitalented performers whose artistic breadth reflects the far-reaching perspectives and experiences of the essential American Songbook.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2019
Hero Theatre announced today that Broadway actress April Nixon has joined the cast of Troy by Amina Henry. The world premiere is directed by Hero Theatre's Artistic Director Elisa Bocanegra and features original songs by T.J. Keanu Tario.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Emmy and Tony Award–winning actor André De Shields, currently starring in Hadestown, received the Joyce Warshow Lifetime Achievement Award at the sold-out SAGE Awards & Gala held at Cipriani Wall Street on October 21.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Calling all Broadway fans! Join your favorite Broadway stars and creative luminaries for the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise, heading from New York City to Bermuda, October 10-14, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Calling all Broadway fans! Join your favorite Broadway stars and creative luminaries for the inaugural sailing of The Broadway Cruise, heading from New York City to Bermuda, October 10-14, 2020. Get ready for four nights of one of a kind performances and fun from Tony Award Winning headliners, Alan Cumming and Laura Benanti, as well as intimate and grand scale shows and cabarets from Broadway's coolest talent. You will gain tips and techniques from some of the best and brightest creative talent working today. You'll also attend celebrity meet & greets, sing along with fellow fans at Broadway karaoke, and gain insight into the craft of theater with curated interactive panel discussions.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show, a hilarious family-friendly Scrooge parody set in San Diego. Based on A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens,
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
The Broadway Artists Connection (BAC) presents the 2019 Cabaret Benefit for the Matsiko World Orphan Choir hosted by Broadway's Bronson Norris Murphy (PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) on Monday, October 28th at 7:00pm (doors open at 6:00pm).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the 46 schools participating in the 2020 Tommy Tune Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Tituss Burgess will make his Carnegie Hall debut on February 1, 2020 with a concert titled Take Me to the World, paying homage to the legendary music of Stephen Sondheim.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The Ritz Theatre Company is proud to present its final production of the 2019 mainstage season, The Wiz, the cultural musical masterpiece that infuses L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then, Bring It On, Almost Famous) will take to the stage to celebrate Brooklyn Children's Theatre's 15th anniversary at the Edison Ballroom on Monday, October 21st, along with Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show], Something Rotten), Syndee Winters (Hamilton, The Lion King), and Gayle Turner (The Wiz), plus special performances by Shakina Nayfack (Hulu's Difficult People) and current BCT students.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2019
Andre De Shields will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2019 SAGE Gala. The gala will take place on October 21.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
New casting has been announced for the multi award-winning West End production of HAMILTON as the show enters its third year at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Also announced is the release of further tickets with the show now booking in London to 28 March 2020.
by Deborah Bostock-Kelley - Oct 15, 2019
A little over 13 months ago, Katie Welch applied her Masters in Exceptional Student Education and a Bachelors in Theatre to open an all-inclusive theater, Broadway Everyday Star Theater (B.E.S.T.). On November 8 and 9, actors from 9 to 28 years old will perform a Broadway Musical Review with an original musical written by Katie.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 12, 2019
Tina - The Tina Turner Musical officially begins previews tonight on Broadway. Tina herself is giving the show a shoutout in an all new video.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
TINA a?" THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL begins previews tomorrow, Saturday, October 12, 2019 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). The new musical will launch a digital lottery, making a limited number of $45 tickets available at https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/tina-ny.
by TV News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Deadline reports that actor and singer Wayne Brady has joined CW superhero series 'Black Lightning' as Gravedigger.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
KEVIN SMITH KIRKWOOD a?" who most recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, and as a featured performer in the 2019 WORLD PRIDE PARADE on the PROCTOR & GAMBLE float a?" will return home to JOE'S PUB at The Public with CLASSIC WHITNEY: ALIVE! for an impromptu 'GREATEST HITS POP UP SHOW' on October 8th at 9:30PM. With reprisals of favorite tunes from CLASSIC WHITNEY shows over the past four years (including special guests Mary J. Blige and Luther Vandross), this show is guaranteed to give audiences more of the CLASSIC WHITNEY they have come to love.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Rodgers and Hammmerstein's Cinderella on Friday, November 29, 2019 at the November Theatre/Arenstein Stage, 114 West Broad Street. The show will run through Sunday, January 5, 2020. One Preview performance will be on Wednesday, November 27, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
On Saturday night, Dallas leaders, philanthropists and lovers of the arts came together to celebrate the magic of musical theatre at the 2019 DSM Gala – An Evening with the Best of Broadway presented by PNC.
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
ABC's The Little Mermaid Live!  hauled in a 2.6 rating/12 share in adults 18-49 and 8.978 million total viewers on Tuesday night, making it fourth in the live-TV musicals ranking among adults 18-49, and seventh in terms of total viewers, according to The Wrap.
by TV News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Ahead of Tina - The Tina Turner Musical's official opening on Broadway November 7, the cast of the musical stopped by Good Morning America to give audiences a sneak peak!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
On Friday, November 22nd, 2019, Progressive Theater in Maplewood, NJ will host the 1st Annual Black & Blue Fundraising Gala at The Woodland: Great Hall from 6:00pm to 11:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced show only tickets are now available for the 28th Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala honoring 2019 Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown) with the 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre and producer Riki Kane Larimer (Cagney) with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award on Monday evening, November 11, 2019 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
KEVIN SMITH KIRKWOOD - who most recently appeared on Broadway in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots, and as a featured performer in the 2019 WORLD PRIDE PARADE on the PROCTOR & GAMBLE float, returns to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC THEATER with CLASSIC WHITNEY: THE HOLIDAY LOVE SHOW! on November 29th at 9:30PM.
by Ben Rimalower - Nov 18, 2019
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to legendary writer and New York nightlife fixture Michael Musto about the 1968 album 'Diana Ross and The Supremes Sing and Perform Funny Girl.' They also discuss 'The Wiz,' Motown, Barbra Streisand, 'Mahogany,' Liza Minnelli, Madonna, 'Evita,' Nancy Walker, Mary Wilson, 'Follies,' and Marilyn Maye. Michael talks about the first time he saw the movie 'Funny Girl,' as well as his attempt to see Diana Ross live in Central Park. Michael can be seen performing live at venues around New York City, and his weekly column can be found on NewNowNext.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019
Flushing Town Hall will present its first-ever Global Arts for Global Kids benefit to support the venue's family and public programming on Saturday, December 14. The afternoon event will feature showcases celebrating the rich diversity of global programming that entertains tens of thousands of youth each year.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that Mars Rucker sustained an injury during a performance of Tina on Thursday night. Rucker plays Alline and Ikette in the show.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and rediscovery of musical gems from the past, announces the cast and creative team for the Off-Broadway premiere production of the new musical revue Anything Can Happen in the Theater: The Musical World of Maury Yeston with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston. Performances begin Tuesday, November 26, 2019 for a limited engagement through Sunday, December 29, 2019 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night is Thursday, December 5 at 6:45 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019
The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, recently honored Tony Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown) with the 2019 Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre and producer Riki Kane Larimer (Cagney) with The York Theatre Company Founders' Award on Monday evening, November 11, 2019 at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
A new block of tickets for Broadway's TINA - THE Tina Turner MUSICAL is now on sale for performances through Sunday, September 20, 2020. Tickets are available for purchase at www.ticketmaster.com or at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre box office (205 West 46th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2019
Meet the cast of the West Coast premiere of Ebenezer Scrooge's BIG San Diego Christmas Show at The Old Globe, a hilarious family-friendly Scrooge parody set in San Diego.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 11, 2019
the political giants they play onstage. Today, watch as Tramell Tillman gives us a lesson on Bob Moses.
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Nov 10, 2019
This story takes place within a few weeks' time, about an affable guy who happens to be grieving a devastating loss. a?oeChamp,a?? a nickname Richard's beloved wife dubbed him, is all stressed out.  It has been a year since his wife has passed away, and he has settled into his lonely but nonetheless new pattern of going to the gym every day, then the Sandwich shop where he always gets the exact same order, brings it home and eats it as he talks to his dead wife.  Susie, or as he dubbed her, a?oePrincess,a?? who is not among the living anymore, although all her photos and belongings are laid out prominently in the living room, wanders about (we, the audience can actually see her) reacting silently to his dialogue. Billed as a Dramedy, the play is cleverly written and produced by Art Shulman (a?oeI Got Troubles;a?? a?oe The Rabbi's Mission;a?oe  a?oeOld Broads Can't Dunk;a?? God, Bring Me A Miracle;a?? a?oeBoxcar & Eugenia,a??) and many more, and Directed quite proficiently by Stan Mazin (As Director:  a?oeDoubting Thomas;a?? a?oeGod, Bring Me A Miracle;a??a?? The Prisoner of Second Ave.;a?? a?oeGive 'Em Hell Harry;a?? a?oeStepping Out;a?? As  choreographer:  a?oeBells Are Ringing;a?? a?oeAnything Goes;a?? a?oeFestival;a?? a?oeChicago;a?? a?oeJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat;a?? a?oePippin;a?? a?oeDames at Sea;a?? a?oeSuperstar,a?? et al.  Stan also appeared as a dancer/actor on the Carol Burnett show for a decade and his autobiography, a?oeA Dancer in Depth,a?? is available on Amazon.com and BN.com).     
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Patton Daye Slater Productions and South Of Broadway Theatre Company will present the WORLD PREMIERE of the captivating new musical 'Love & Southern D!scomfort'.
by Cary Ginell - Nov 1, 2019
An innovative immersive production, in which orchestra musicians step on stage to perform with the cast and an in-the-round configuration, highlights Rubicon Theatre Company's evocative, atmospheric production of 'Big River.' With a score by country music's Roger Miller, 'Big River' won 7 Tonys in 1985. The cast features Broadway veterans Josey Montana McCoy, David Aron Damane, and, in a special appearance, Renn Woods as Alice.