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The Wiz - 1993 - Off-Broadway

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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Beacon Theatre

(New York, NY)
2124 Broadway at 74th St.
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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 31, 2021
Conejo Players Theatre in conjunction with CBJ Productions presents Nat’s Last Struggle, written by P.A. Wray and starring John L. Adams.  This three-day, one-man stage play series will stream live via Conejo Players Theatre beginning Friday, February 19, 2021 at 7pm and conclude with a matinee show on Sunday, February 21, 2021 at 2pm. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021
Cedar Hill High School has returned to the stage with a production of The Wiz, which opened on Thursday, January 28.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2021
Forest Lawn will mark Black History Month in a much-anticipated virtual celebration, Preserving Honor & Excellence. This performance of inspirational music, dance, and readings will stream live via Facebook Live on Saturday, February 13, 2021. The celebration honors Black culture with New Orleans-style jazz, a tap dancing and bucket drumming performance from the Broadway musical Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk, as well as soul and rhythm and blues vocals. 
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2021
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the Blu-Ray recording of the West End production of Kinky Boots, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
Paper Mill Playhouse announces auditions for the institution's prestigious Summer Musical Theater Conservatory for young artists to be held this summer.  Paper Mill Playhouse welcomes audition videos from students 10- 18 years old seeking a coveted spot in the competitive Conservatory. 
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
The Onassis Foundation and the TRAX podcast network for tweens from public media organization PRX today announced Live from Mount Olympus, a new podcast produced in partnership with theatre ensemble the TEAM, combining the magic of audio and contemporary theatre with the power of Greek myth.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2021
Redhouse Arts Center has named Actor and Director Temar Underwood as its Associate Director of Artistic  Programming. This interim position will allow Redhouse to be able to continue virtual theater programming until such time as it can welcome back live audiences and launch a full Main Stage season again.  
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 - Feb 9, 2021
More than 4,000 theatre supporters tuned in to watch as the Educational Theatre Foundation’s Theatre Alive! gala honored award-winning director, producer & actor Kenny Leon with the second annual Craig Zadan Theatre for Life Award, and Chairman and CEO Robert E. Wankel accepted the annual Standing Ovation Award on behalf of The Shubert Foundation.
by Stage Tube - Feb 8, 2021
Jazmine Sullivan recently released her fourth album, Heaux Tales, which was followed by a performance on yesterday's Super Bowl pre-show. The superstar performer got her start in theater, leading The Wiz at age 11 in a school production at Hill Elementary in Philadelphia, PA.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2021
Today, we're bringing you the soundtrack of your month- full of songs written and performed by some of Broadway's most prolific Black artists in celebration of Black History Month!
by Student Blogger: Grace Callahan - Feb 4, 2021
Hopefully this list gives you some new reads, and if not, reminded you of some old favorites.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 25, 2021
Today it's all about history-making performer, choreographer, director, costume designer, composer and visual artist, Geoffrey Holder.
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2021
Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
This limited-edition vinyl set of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND  includes a special album insert with photos from the Broadway production and full billing, plus a gatefold cover, complete with show artwork, track list, album notes and additional production photos.    
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2021
LaChanze and Avenue Q Choreographer, Ken Roberson will join Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, George Faison and Emmy/Golden Globe Winner, S. Epatha Merkerson and others to celebrate Broadway’s Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz) in a virtual Memorial on Sunday, February 28th at 5:30pm, EST.
by Amanda Prahl - Feb 22, 2021
Kyle Taylor Parker’s Broadway Soul, Vol. 2 features all the familiar Broadway songs you love, but with a unique take that makes them feel fresh again.
by Student Blogger: Joey Tabasco - Feb 18, 2021
Theatre would not be theatre without the efforts of Black artists, and it’s important to learn about their impact on the industry. In honor of Black History Month, here is a timeline of theatre milestones achieved by Black professionals. 
by Stephi Wild - Feb 17, 2021
This week's list includes The Wellsongs Project, featuring Kate Baldwin, Ethan Slater, and more. Plus, check out Don't Lose Your Head: Life Lessons from the Six Ex-Wives of Henry VIII, which has been described as 'An Unofficial Survival Guide for Fans of the Musical Six.'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
Kyle Taylor Parker took over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Story this past Friday, February 12. Missed all the fun? No worries! Watch the story highlights as he celebrates the release of his latest album.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2021
Tony Award-winners Lillias White, Phylicia Rashad, George Faison and Emmy/Golden Globe Winner, S. Epatha Merkerson and others will celebrate Broadway's Timothy Graphenreed (The Wiz) in a virtual memorial on Sunday, February 28th at 5:30pm, EST.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 14, 2021
Today we're celebrating Black History Month by taking a closer look at the 2009 Encores! production of The Wiz, which starred James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 13, 2021
Watch as Richard chats with the incredible Kyle Taylor Parker, who tomorrow (February 12) releases his latest album- Broadway Soul, Vol 2.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2021
Kyle Taylor Parker is taking over our Instagram story today, February 12, in celebration of the release of his sophomore album, Broadway Soul, Vol. 2!
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.