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The Wiz - 1975 - Broadway Tickets, News, Info & More

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.

History:

Original Production
Run Type: Open Run
Market: Broadway
Previews: December 24, 1974
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Closing: January 28, 1979

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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2010
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010
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The Wiz Frequently Asked Questions

What Tony Awards has The Wiz been nominated for?
Best Musical , Best Choreography for George FaisonBest Costume Design for Geoffrey Holder and Best Direction of a Musical for Geoffrey Holder.

What Tony Awards has The Wiz won?
Best Musical, Best Choreography for George Faison Best Costume Design for Geoffrey Holder and Best Direction of a Musical for Geoffrey Holder.

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 is the songs are 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