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The Wiz - 1978 - 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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by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - Sep 9, 2021
North Carolina Theatre announced today that the leading role of “Billie Holiday” in their upcoming production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill will be performed by Angela Robinson, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green.  
by Stephi Wild - Sep 2, 2021
American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University announced today the creative team and company of artists for the live premiere of Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic. Tickets are on sale for The New York Times Critic's Pick featuring Casel and an ensemble of dancers and musicians and directed by Torya Beard.  
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 12, 2021
In our new series, 'Where Are They Now?' we're taking a look back at some of our favorite original Broadway casts, and catching up with their careers! Next up, the original cast of Hairspray!
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.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Directed by Ford’s Theatre Senior Artistic Advisor Sheldon Epps, the remarkable new drama is based on true events and the friendship between contralto Marian Anderson and physicist Albert Einstein.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021
Choreographer, director, and producer George Faison will receive the 2021 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance, and DanceAfrica, an annual celebration of African and African-American dance, music, and culture, will receive this year's award for Outstanding Service to the Field of Dance.
by Michael Major - Sep 10, 2021
The song is a story told from a Black Gay man’s perspective about his and many other’s experiences at the barbershop where people gather and gossip about their community and the world. The new single comes along with a new music video.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 10, 2021
Amas Musical Theatre is accepting applications for the fall semester of The Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy, its award-winning pre-professional performance program for musical theatre lovers ages 12-18.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 1, 2021
Ambassador Chicago, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel, in collaboration with Porchlight Music Theatre, announces a special performance at the hotel—part of Porchlight's popular “Broadway in Your Backyard” series.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 28, 2021
The Al Hirschfeld Foundation will present its latest online exhibition, 'The Dog Show: Hounds by Hirschfeld.' Now live at AlHirschfeldFoundation.org/exhibitions through August 15, the exhibition features drawings of dogs by the artists between 1924-2001. 
by Bobby Patrick - Jun 27, 2021
The unequivocal King of Broadway Soul made his 54 Below solo debut with an electric show to kick NYC Pride weekend off right! Known for his dynamic presence, megawatt smile, and a vocal tone that’s as rich as it is bright, KTP showered the audience with a variety of songs from his solo albums Broadway Soul Vol. 1 & 2 which reimagine Broadway classics with an R&B twist.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve as members of the National Council on the Arts: Kamilah Forbes, Christopher Morgan, Ismael Ahmed, Kinan Azmeh, Huascar Medina, Jake Shimabukuro, Constance Williams, and Fiona Whelan Prine. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021
Amas Musical Theatre is accepting a limited number of applicants for its Rosetta LeNoire Musical Theatre Academy “Summer Teen Academy 2021 Musical Theatre Intensive” for students ages 12-18 to be held this summer from July 27-August 12.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 24, 2021
The ninth annual “Night of A Thousand Judys” – the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center written and hosted by Justin Sayre – will be presented as a streaming online event tonight, Thursday, June 24 at 8:00 PM Eastern.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 24, 2021
To close out the 2020-2021 Season, Virginia Children's Theatre will mount OZ: A STAGED CONCERT. The production will be directed by VCT's Producing Artistic Director Brett Roden and will be performed outdoors in Elmwood Park (706 S Jefferson St.) July 30, 31 and August 1.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 24, 2021
St. Louis Shakespeare Festival's King Lear André De Shields spent Juneteenth, Father's Day and the summer solstice with Mayor Tishaura O. Jones at St. Louis City Hall on June 21.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2021
The Theatre World Awards Board of Directors announced today, as a departure from the annual awards ceremony, will present a one-night only virtual event to honor Broadways best with a Special Gala Award Benefit to help raise funds for the prestigious Theatre World Awards.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2021
Florida Studio Theatre presents Shades of Bublé: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé, a charming Cabaret bringing the swinging standards and pop hits of Michael Bublé to life onstage.
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2021
Watch the full conversation from these singers and Broadway veterans, as they talk about Juneteenth and more!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 18, 2021
On Sunday night, the volume was turned up in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. That's because the showcase finale of Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, which this year both LIVE and virtual, concluded with the Kristi Awards.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 15, 2021
Chandler Center for the Arts announces An Evening with Mykal Kilgore and Jamison Ross, on Sunday, October 10.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 15, 2021
Award winning composers Richard Allen and Taran Gray are presenting a reimagining of Disney's The Princess and the Frog on Clubhouse June 18th and June 19th in celebration of Juneteenth and to raise money for Harlem Performing Arts Academy - Harbor Boys and Girls Club. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021
National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 33rd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS on Thursday October 20 and Friday, October 21, 2021. This year, NAMT ‘s Festival of New Musicals will be presented as a unique digital and in-person hybrid, allowing wider accessibility for attendees.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021
Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 8, 2021
Inspired by the late Randy Strawderman’s 1999 hit musical of the same name, Ella and Her Fella Frank invites you to a heavenly concert with Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra, played by Virginia Rep favorites Desirée Roots and Scott Wichmann.
by Student Blogger: Adam Beam - Jul 7, 2021
While it seems impossible to bring the theatrics of musical theatre to TV screens on a weekly basis, when you get down to it, television provides an insanely wide array of opportunities. However, just like movie musicals, its history is filled with ups and downs, and even nowadays networks struggle to find that balance.
by Team BWW - Jul 29, 2021
Feinstein’s/54 Below is pleased to announce that it will begin streaming its programming on an ongoing basis. “Live from Feinstein’s/54 Below” will feature LIVE performances of current shows on the calendar, streamed directly from Broadway’s Living Room.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2021
De Shields is making his highly anticipated Feinstein's/54 Below solo debut with BLACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, a stylish new show that showcases the wit, elegance, and charm that the master entertainer has become known for.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 23, 2021
Tony and Daytime Emmy Award-winner Lillias White has released her highly-anticipated first solo studio album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!', out today via Old Mill Road Recording.
by Nuria Pedret - Jul 21, 2021
El revival de la obra se estrenó en 1976 en el Broadway Theatre con un elenco afroamericano
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.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 20, 2021
Meet the cast of HAMILTON in the West End for the return performances which begin on 19 August 2021 at the Victoria Palace Theatre. 
by Nicole Rosky - Jul 2, 2021
Working Girl Records announced today that Tony nominee and Emmy winner Liz Callaway has released her latest single “Be a Lion” on Friday, July 2, 2021, on all digital platforms, including iTunes, Spotify, and Apple Music. The song is also available for downloading at her website, https://lizcallaway.com
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 2, 2021
BroadwayWorld had the pleasure of sitting down with the two stars via email and chatting about Howie and Kourtney, their personal trajectories to High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, and so much more.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021
Ballet Tech, which each year introduces hundreds of New York City public school children to the beauty and rigor of classical dance, today announced Dionne D. Figgins as its new Artistic Director. Figgins begins leading the organization on August 1, in time for the return of school in fall.
by Stephi Wild - Jul 19, 2021
The 2021 John Willis Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre is the latest accolade for Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning Hadestown star André De Shields, fresh from his critically-acclaimed turn as King Lear at St. Louis Shakespeare Festival.
by Stephen Mosher - Jul 11, 2021
Before he left the house to do his show Wednesday, Deon'te Goodman did all the work that builds a foundation for a good show. And it showed.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 1, 2021
This month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 4, 2021
The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that they will present the 2020 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre to four outstanding contributors to the Broadway industry - Fred Gallo, President of PRG Scenic Technologies; Broadway press agent Irene Gandy; stage manager Beverly Jenkins and New Federal Theatre, Woodie King, Jr. Founder.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 31, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts hosted a star-studded celebration of Oscar, Tony and Emmy Award-winning designer and director Tony Walton.
by Michael Major - Aug 30, 2021
The new release is a companion to the film's official soundtrack, which featured original songs by Lin Manuel Miranda. The film features additional musical performances by Gloria Estefan, Zoe Saldaña, & more!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 3, 2021
De Shields will be joined by vocalists Kimberly Marable, Lori Tishfield, and Freida Williams, with Music Director Sean Mayes on piano and Rudy Bird on percussion.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021
America's Next Top Model winner Naima Mora will star in the World Premiere of THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF A WOMAN IN NEED. This new play is written by Naima Mora and Marishka S. Phillips and directed by Marishka S. Phillips.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 27, 2021
Adrienne Warren has signed a one-year development deal with Aaron Kaplan's Kapital Entertainment, which produces the civil rights movement limited series starring Warren, Women of the Movement.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 18, 2021
The Stage Managers’ Association has announced its annual Del Hughes Awards for Lifetime Achievement in the Art of Stage Management.  The 2021 honourees are distinguished theatrical stage managers Ruth E. Kramer and Lynda A. Lavin, television stage manager Arthur Lewis, and in-memoriam legendary Broadway stage manager Charles Allen Blackwell.
by Carolan Trbovich - Aug 15, 2021
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by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 12, 2021
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced The Devil is in the Details—A Tribute to Tony Walton on Thursday, August 26, from 5 to 6 p.m. live and in-person at Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor.
by Stephen Mosher - Aug 11, 2021
Lillias White has an artistic home-away-from-home at The Green Room 42, and with a new album to celebrate, the club that calls her their Main Muse is the perfect place to party.