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The Wiz - 1997 - 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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The Wiz US Tour Cast



 

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by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 29, 2020
Learn about the cast of the hit Disney Plus Series, find out when it's coming back & more!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2020
While we countdown the big day, take a trip down memory lane with some of our favorite parade performances of years gone by!
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
The awards nominated six musicals from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and the West End - 'Jagged Little Pill,' 'American Utopia,' 'Little Shop of Horrors,' 'The Prince of Egypt,' 'Soft Power,' and Amélie.' 
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2020
Amber Riley will return to the world of musical television series in the upcoming NBC comedy, 'Dream,' produced by Neal Meron and Lisa Muse Bryant.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2021
West End star, Matt Croke, noted for his performance in the title role of Disney’s Aladdin at the Prince Edward Theatre, takes centre stage as a contestant in this year’s hotly anticipated 10th series of The VOICE UK.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2021
On this day in 1975, the musical smash The Wiz opened on Broadway!
by Cristina Martinez - Jan 5, 2021
Un 5 de enero de 1975, THE WIZ se estrenaba en Broadway en el Majestic Theatre. Este musical supone una revisión del cuento clásico de EL MAGO DE OZ adaptándolo a la actualidad del momento y conectándolo de manera directa con la cultura urbana negra.
by BWW Staff - Jan 5, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2021
After a tumultuous year for the Arts, Pelican Productions are thrilled that hundreds of performers aged 8 - 19 will be once again taking to the stage in Music Theatre Camp 2021's 'Brand New Day' this January holidays.
by BWW News Desk - 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. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2021
Featuring three complementary components, this month-long tribute takes audiences on a virtual tour of some of the most important moments in Black Musical Theatre History as well as introducing audiences to the talents that helped create the Broadway Musical as we know it.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2021
Broadway Records announced today the release of Kyle Taylor Parker’s new solo album “Broadway Soul, Vol 2.” The album will be available everywhere digital music is sold on February 12th, with a physical CD to follow on February 26th.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2021
Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to welcome eleven new ensemble members and artistic associates. Ensemble members include Wardell Julius Clark, Greg Geffrard, Arti Ishak, Krystal Ortiz, Gabrielle Randle-Bent and Netta Walker. Artistic Associates include Patrick Agada, J. Nicole Brooks, Brynne Frauenhoffer, Jyreika Guest and Sarah Price.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2021
RED BULL THEATER today announced that its offerings will continue on Monday, February 1st at 7:30 PM with a RemarkaBULL Podversation: Tony Award-winning Actor ANDRÉ DE SHIELDS will join host NATHAN WINKELSTEIN, Red Bull’s Associate Artistic Director, for a conversation focused on the ‘man more sinned against than sinning,’ Shakespeare’s King Lear.
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2021
Just yesterday, Americans paused to remember the 400,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in a special ceremony at our nation's capital. One of those lives was beloved Broadway veteran Nick Cordero.  Today, Broadway Records has announced the release of Nick’s last public performance, a song with the timely message that love conquers all despite the existence of hate.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2021
Tony Award-winning Broadway veteran André De Shields appears on Crossroads Theatre Company virtual stage to present excerpts of his musical Haarlem Nocturne that will be interspersed with his reflections about creating the work, co-writing, directing and starring in the production. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 17, 2021
This week's Theater Stories features the Broadway Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the stage of the theatre, including Gypsy, The Color Purple, Evita and more; the show that broke the theatre's box office record, and much more!
by BWW Staff - Jan 15, 2021
Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Washington DC Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade! 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2021
'An Evening of Hope: Offerings for the Future of Theatre'', a one night virtual cabaret and fundraiser for The Actors' Fund, will stream live on Broadway on Demand on Thursday January 21st, 2021 at 7:00pm and be available for 4 days following the live broadcast.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2021
Here's everything you need to know about the cast and creatives of Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2020
Roundabout has announced Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon will join Roundabout’s artistic leadership team as Senior Resident Director in January 2021. In his new role, Leon will participate in the theatre's selection of plays and musicals - both seasonal onstage productions and the dozens of workshops & readings produced annually.
by Fiona Scott - Dec 24, 2020
It’s been a bit of a year hasn’t it? To see out the last of 2020, we shared 24 theatre memories from this year on our Instagram account (if you’re not already following us, come on over!) to count down to Christmas. Here is the entire calendar in all its glory with some links to our favourite articles from 2020.
by Eleni Cashell - Dec 23, 2020
The fourth Theatre Channel episode features West End stars including Matt Croke, Zizi Strallen and Cassidy Janson singing festive musical numbers.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2020
'An Evening of Hope: Offerings for the Future of Theatre'', a one night virtual cabaret and fundraiser for The Actors' Fund, will stream live on YouTube on Thursday January 21st, 2021 at 7:00pm and be available on youtube for 4 days following the live broadcast.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2020
Signature Theatre has released the eighth episode of The Signature Show, a free half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature’s past and a glimpse into its future.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2020
Burning Coal Theatre Company will present Two Plays by Dael Orlandersmith, Forever and Until the Flood. Both focuses on themes of loss, family, and economic and societal impediments faced by the African American communities in the latter half of the 20th century and into the 21st century.
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Dec 13, 2020
Watch as Richard Ridge chats with Darius de Haas, who streams his new concert, Let Me Carry You This Christmas, from Radio Free Birdland starting December 10 (7pm ET).
by Stage Tube - Dec 11, 2020
Just yesterday, it was announced that Ivano Turco has joined the cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's production of Cinderella, opening on the West End next year! Turco will take on the role of Prince Sebastian.