The Wiz Broadway

The Wiz

Run Time:
2hr 20min. Incl. 15min intermission
Ages: 8+
Opened: April 17, 2024

Upcoming Schedule:

Tuesdays at 7pm
Wednesdays at 2pm and 7:30pm
Thursdays at 7pm
Fridays at 8pm
Saturdays at 2pm and 8pm
Sundays at 2pm and 7:30pm
*performance schedule varies

Buy Tickets from: $82

The Wiz - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

Based on L. Frank Baum's children's book, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz", The Wiz takes one of the world's most enduring (and enduringly white) American fantasies, and transforms it into an all-Black musical extravaganza for the ages. Featuring a book by William F. Brown and a Tony Award-winning score by Charlie Smalls (and others), this entirely reimagined revival is directed by Schele Williams, choreographed by Jaquel Knight, additional material by Amber Ruffin, and music supervision, orchestrations, and music arrangements by Joseph Joubert.

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‘The Wiz’ Review: In a New Broadway Revival, Dorothy and Friends Get Lost in a Hypercolor Whirligig
3 / 10

But the maximalist revival that opened at the Marquis Theater on Broadway tonight, following a 13-city national tour, diminishes some of the show’s reliable pleasures with unmitigated, candy-colored exuberance. This family-friendly approach — bright, broad, unironic — aligns with the musical’s legacy as a VHS favorite, but even kids could use help knowing where to look. Dizzying visuals and overamplification too often swallow both actors and storytelling in a swirling sensory overload.

THE WIZ: REVIVAL DOESN’T EASE DOWN THE ROAD EASILY
4 / 10

With all the show-stopping singing and dancing and voluptuous acting — from most prominently Lewis, Freeman, Richardson, and Wilson — it could be said that The Wiz gives the enthusiastic audience its money’s worth. True and not so true. What about giving the audience more than its money’s worth? What about giving the ticket buyers a better tale than this backwards glance is currently providing? Or is this version of The Wiz not so much a backward glance as a flash forward? As a matter of disappointing fact, what’s on view now is not entirely Williams’ book.

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Video: Ease on Down the Yellow Carpet on Opening Night of THE WIZ
by Joey Mervis - April 18, 2024


Ready to ease on down the yellow carpet for opening night of The Wiz? In this video, Watch as BroadwayWorld takes you inside the big night with the cast and creative team or The Wiz on Broadway.

Photos: Stars Walk the Yellow Carpet on Opening Night of THE WIZ on Broadway
by Jennifer Broski - April 18, 2024


The Wiz officially opened at the Marquis Theatre and the best of broadway was on hand for the celebration. Check out photos of special guests, including original stars Stephanie Mills and Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker, Andy Cohen, Tamron Hall,  Leslie Uggams, and many more!

Photos: THE WIZ Cast and Creative Team Walk the Yellow Carpet on Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - April 18, 2024


The talk of the town last night was The Wiz, which officially opened at the Marquis Theatre following months touring the country. The cast and creative team walked the red yellow carpet before the curtain went up and BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities.

Photos: The Cast of THE WIZ Takes Their Opening Night Bows
by Jennifer Broski - April 18, 2024


The Wiz officially opened on Broadway last night at the Marquis Theatre. Check out photos of the cast taking their bows here!

Review Roundup: THE WIZ Returns To Broadway!
by A.A. Cristi - April 17, 2024


Did critics think The Wiz was wonderful? Read the reviews as the newest Broadway revival of the classic musical opens on Broadway!

Video: Brady, Williams, & More Discuss THE WIZ on CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Blair Ingenthron - April 7, 2024


Watch Wayne Brady, Schele Williams, Amber Ruffin, and more discuss The Wiz's road to Broadway on CBS Sunday Morning here!

Video: Amber Ruffin Talks THE WIZ Cast's Talent and More on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MYERS
by Stephi Wild - April 2, 2024


Previews are now underway for The Wiz on Broadway, which began on March 29. Amber Ruffin, who provided additional material for the book of the anticipated revival, chatted with her old friend Seth Myers on Late Night With Seth Myers, all about the musical. Check out the video here!

THE WIZ Will Offer Digital Lottery and Rush Tickets
by Stephi Wild - April 1, 2024


The Wiz will launch a $45 digital lottery and $45 in-person rush tickets beginning this week. The musical revival began previews  on Friday, March 29 at the Marquis Theatre. Learn more about how to get discount tickets to The Wiz here!

Video: Inside Rehearsal For THE WIZ on Broadway Ahead of its First Preview
by Stephi Wild - March 28, 2024


All new behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage has been released for the Broadway revival of The Wiz, ahead of its first preview performance this Friday, March 29 at the Marquis Theatre. Check out the video here!

Meet the Cast of THE WIZ, Beginning Previews Tonight on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - March 29, 2024


The Wiz is beginning previews on Broadway tonight, March 29, following its pre-Broadway national tour! Meet the cast of The Wiz here!

Video: Nichelle Lewis Performs 'Home' From THE WIZ on THE JENNIFER HUDSON SHOW
by Stephi Wild - March 5, 2024


Nichelle Lewis recently appeared on The Jennifer Hudson Show, where she took the stage to perform 'Home' from The Wiz! Lewis plays the role of Dorothy in the musical, which is currently embarking on its pre-Broadway tour. Check out the video here!

THE WIZ Concludes Pre-Broadway National Tour at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - March 4, 2024


The pre-Broadway National Tour of THE WIZ concluded its run with a sold-out three week stop at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Pantages Theatre. Learn more about the show and see when it's coming to Broadway.

Video: Watch Deborah Cox Perform 'Believe In Yourself' From THE WIZ on THE TALK
by Michael Major - February 26, 2024


As The Wiz lands in Los Angeles prior to its Broadway run, Deborah Cox appeared on The Talk to perform 'Believe in Yourself' from the hit musical. Cox plays Glinda the Good Witch in the 13-city tour of The Wiz. Watch the video of her performance now!

Interview: Kandi Burruss on Bringing THE WIZ to 'Another Level' as Producer on Broadway Revival
by Michael Major - February 6, 2024


Kandi Burruss is bringing The Wiz to 'another level' as she produces her first Broadway musical. BroadwayWorld sat down with Kandi Burruss to discuss what the expect from The Wiz, the importance of Black producers on Broadway, and using her platform on The Real Housewives of Atlanta to spotlight Broadway.

Photos: First Look At Wayne Brady In Broadway-Bound THE WIZ
by A.A. Cristi - January 18, 2024


See first look photos of Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated Wayne Brady as ‘The Wiz’ in the groundbreaking musical set to open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 17, in a limited engagement at the Marquis Theatre.

Video: THE WIZ's Nichelle Lewis Performs 'Home' on THE VIEW
by Stephi Wild - January 16, 2024


Nichelle Lewis, star of The Wiz, recently performed the song 'Home' on The View. Check out the full performance in the video here!

Video: Amber Ruffin Talks THE WIZ's Impact and Wanting to Pay It Back
by Stephi Wild - January 11, 2024


In a new video from BroadwaySF, Amber Ruffin discussed the personal impact of The Wiz and wanting to pay it back to the next generation. Check out the clip here!

Video: THE WIZ Producer Brian Moreland Talks Upcoming Broadway Revival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 29, 2023


Get the inside scoop on the upcoming Broadway revival of The Wiz as lead producer Brian Moreland shares insights on the historic achievements of the show. Find out all the details about show dates, cast, and creative team at Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco.

Video: Amber Ruffin, Wayne Brady, and Brian Moreland Talk Updating THE WIZ, The Musical's Impact, and More!
by Stephi Wild - December 20, 2023


Members of the cast and creative team of the Broadway-bound touring production of The Wiz chatted with ABC7 in San Francisco about the show, ahead of its run in the city in January. Watch the interview here!

Up on the Marquee: THE WIZ
by Jennifer Broski - December 8, 2023


Check out photos of the new Broadway marquee for The Wiz, which opens on Broadway in Spring 204

Photos: Get a First Look at THE WIZ Broadway-Bound Revival
by Chloe Rabinowitz - December 5, 2023


Get a first look at photos of The Wiz revival coming to Broadway!

The Wiz FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What productions of The Wiz have there been?
The Wiz has had 15 productions including Broadway which opened in 1975, Broadway which opened in 1975, US Tour which opened in 1976, US Tour which opened in 1978, which opened in 1980, Broadway which opened in 1984, Broadway which opened in 1984, West End which opened in 1984, Off-Broadway which opened in 1993, US Tour which opened in 1997, San Diego, CA (Regional) which opened in 2006, New York which opened in 2015, St. Louis, MO (Regional) which opened in 2018, US Tour which opened in 2023 and Broadway which opened in 2024.
What are the songs in The Wiz and what's the order?
The Feeling We Once Had
Tornado Ballet
He's the Wizard
Soon As I Get Home
I Was Born on the Day Before Yesterday
Ease on Down the Road
Slide Some Oil to Me
Mean Ole Lion
Kalidah Battle
Be a Lion
Lion's Dream
Emerald City Ballet (Psst)
So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard
What Would I Do If I Could Feel
No Bad News
Funky Monkeys
Everybody Rejoice
Who Do You Think You Are?
Believe in Yourself
Y'all Got It
A Rested Body Is a Rested Mind
Home
You Can't Win
Can I Go On?
Glinda's Theme
Poppy Girls
Emerald City Ballet (Psst)
Is This What Feeling Gets?
Overture
Entr’acte
Wonder, Wonder Why?
Here in Emerald City
Main Title
Subway Battle
End Credits
How do I get Rush Tickets for The Wiz on Broadway?

General Rush

Price: $45
Where: Marquis Theatre box office (210 W 46th St)
When: Beginning at 10 AM ET on the day of the performance.
Limit: Two per customer.
Information: Subject to daily availability. Seat locations for this program vary and may be available in all sections of the theatre. Locations are determined each by the show’s management and assigned at the discretion of the Box Office at time of purchase.

Does The Wiz on Broadway have a daily lottery?

Digital Lottery:

Price: $45
Where: https://lottery.broadwaydirect.com/show/the-wiz-ny/.
When:  Winners are drawn the same day at 3 PM ET and will have one hour to pay for their tickets online. 
Limit: Two per customer
Information:  Lottery seats may be partial view.

What theatre is The Wiz playing at on Broadway?
The Wiz is playing at the Marquis Theatre (Broadway), which is located at 210 W. 46th St. New York.

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