The Wiz - 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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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre

(New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.
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by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Hairspray Live! will be broadcast online as part of The Shows Must Go On! The show will launch today at 2:00pm EST and be available for 48 hours. The stream will be available on The Shows Must Go On's YouTube channel for viewers in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2020
Bev's Girl Films is presenting Yin & Yang, aka André De Shields and Garth Kravits, putting their own spin on the Sam Cooke R & B classic, 'Bring It On Home To Me,' accompanied by Andrew Gutauskas on saxophone.
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2020
The new streaming service Quibi has officially renewed Dishmantled, a new cooking competition show hosted by Tituss Burgess!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's new live streaming video series called MVT Live, features three dynamic and exciting talents.
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 27, 2020
On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
Hairspray Live! will be broadcast online as part of The Shows Must Go On! The show will launch this Friday at 2:00pm EST and be available for 48 hours. The stream will be available on The Shows Must Go On's YouTube channel for viewers in the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, and Africa.
by Stage Tube - May 26, 2020
Carnegie Hall has released a new flashback video in its From the Stage series. Watch Tituss Burgess perform a?oeSomewherea?? from West Side Story during his concert at Carnegie Hall on February 1, 2020!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2020
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales presents Brittney Mack! Brittney Mack is a performer from Chicago, Illinois, who was most recently seen as Anna of Cleves in the North American Tour of SIX the Musical. Her other credits include Rent, The Wiz, Hairspray, Avenue Q, Shrek, In the Heights, Ain't Misbehavin', All Shook Up, and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2020
This weekend (May 23-24) in live streaming:Chita is back at Stars in the House, Kelli hosts Memorial for Us All, and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse has announced casting for 'Rising Star Honors,' a virtual celebration of New Jersey high school students
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
The first of its kind 'Virtual Wizard of Oz Con' celebrates all aspects of Oz at 8 pm this Saturday, May 23. The starry evening benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020
'Ghosts of Bogotáa??, a new comedy on trauma by Diana Burbano will livestream on Saturday, May 23rd.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
The Theatre Podcast with Alan Seales presents Vidya Makan. Vidya Makan is a composer, singer, actor, and musician based in Melbourne, Australia, and most recently starred as Dot/Marie in Sunday in the Park with George. Vidya's other credits include: Lady Capulet in Romeo And Juliet, Green Day's American Idiot, Merrily We Roll Along and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2020
New York City Center is presenting the #EncoresArchives series! They will be posting daily highlights from their musical theater vault from Encores!, Encores! Off-Center, and Gala productions.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
The Broadway company of Diana is showing off their impressive dance moves in choreographer Kelly Devine's epic DANCE BATTLE ROYALE. Check out the video below!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Stars in The House, benefiting The Actors Fund, continued today (2pm) for VARIETY THURSDAY with Delia Ephron, Carol Kane, and N'Kenge, and the cast of PBS' Mass including Isabel Santiago, Karim Sulayman and Paulo Szot. Joined by director Kevin Newbury.
by Oliver Oliveros - May 13, 2020
Community theater company Broadway Youth Cebu (BYC), which trains homegrown talents, recently held its annual musical theater boot camp showcase via a virtual Broadway revue, now available on YouTube. The 40-minute revue features this year's batch of young workshoppers, below the age of 19, who will also perform in a licensed production of Hairspray Jr. on 8-9 August 2020.
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2020
The sixth annual Broadway Stage Management Symposium (BSMS) will feature the largest group of panelists yet. Over Fourty-Two Broadway Stage Managers and Professionals will participate in the online digital experience on May 30th & 31st. This incredible array of panelists will be joined by stage managers from across the country and around the world.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2020
From Oklahoma, to Germany, to Austria, and then finally to New York City, this international Broadway performer now finds herself playing an international queen.
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
We've been compiling showcase videos from college seniors all around the country. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Stephanie Mills and The Whispers on Saturday, January 17, 2021 at 7:00 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2020
We've been compiling showcase videos from college seniors all around the country. Although their performances were cancelled, the show must go on-- virtually!
by TV News Desk - Jun 9, 2020
Broadway stage manager Cody Renard Richard spoke with CNN on June 5th to discuss his experiences with racism while working on Broadway, and what he hopes to see in the industry moving forward.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, this weekend's THE SHOWS MUST GO ON broadcast  of Peter Pan Live! has been postponed, but it will be back next week withTHE WIZ (2015), which will be available for 48 hrs beginning at 2pm EDT on Friday, June 12 (globally except Latin America and Asia).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
Get to know the Next on Stage top 15 contestants! Meet college student Hosea Mundi!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020
The Book of Mormon veterans Josh Gad and Asmeret Ghebremichael reunite to chat about the state of the world. 'What you're seeing everywhere now is the frustration of a group of people who have been trying to speak up for years and years....'
by Student Blogger: Blake Velick - Jun 3, 2020
I'm here. These words are championed by theatrical hero Celie from The Color Purple. These words inspire Celie to scream out to the world that she is beautiful and has the right to live a wonderful life. These words must echo across the nation in support of black lives. We all must be here for black lives. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2020
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that Richard Kind will host this year's 29th Annual Summer Gala, A Starry Night, which will be streamed online on baystreet.org and other live stream platforms on Wednesday, July 22, at 8 p.m., with a red carpet preshow beginning at 7:30 p.m.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2020
The Martin E. Segal Theatre Center has announced the 14th weekly line-up of its new global series, SEGAL TALKS, which was conceived, created and curated by Frank Hentschker in March 2020. New York, US, and international theatre artists, curators, researchers, and academics will talk daily for one hour with Segal Center's director, Frank Hentschker, about life and art in the Time of Corona and speak about challenges, sorrows, and hopes for the new Weltzustanda?" the State of the World. The Segal Center is the only theatre institution in NYC and the US creating original content.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2020
Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) and Kate Maguire (Artistic Director, CEO) in partnership with the City of Pittsfield have announced family friendly films at their newly established Sunset Cinema Outside at Taconic High School on July 10-11 and July 16-18. This series is sponsored by The Berkshire Eagle.
by Ben Rimalower - Jun 22, 2020
In this very special QuaranStreams, Ben and Daniel talk to Grammy-winning composer, musical director, and performer Billy Stritch about Liza Minnelli's 1992 concert at Radio City Music Hall, for which he arranged the music. Billy tells stories from his years of working with Liza, from their first meeting in 1991 to their decades of collaboration on projects such as 'Minnelli on Minnelli: Live at the Palace,' and 'Liza's at the Palace.' Billy has worked with many other showbiz legends such as Christine Ebersole, Marilyn Maye, and Linda Lavin. Tune in to 'Billy's Place' every Thursday at 8 PM on Facebook Live to hear Billy sing songs and tell stories from his apartment in New York City.
by BWW Special - Jun 21, 2020
We've rounded up 10 books about Black theatre to read and educate yourself while in quarantine. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2020
Broadway Black, the multimedia organization highlighting the achievements of Black theatre artists presented the inaugural Antonyo Awards, a celebration of the Black Broadway and Off-Broadway community. Check out highlights from the event!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020
BroadwayWorld extends our congratulations to Thomas Kail and Michelle Williams who have recently welcomed their first child together. Us Weekly reported the news on their a?oeHot Hollywood' podcast.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2020
Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony-award (EGOT) winner and legendary composer Andrew Lloyd Webber is joining the lineup for the Virtual International Thespian Festival. Lloyd Webber will share insider tips and inspiration with students. 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2020
Today we rewind to summer 2015, just after Williams learned that she got the part. Watch as she gets ready to take center stage as Dorothy.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2020
Today's top stories: Kaitlyn Dever is in talks for the Dear Evan Hansen film, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, THE SHOWS MUST GO ON returns today with THE WIZ LIVE (2015), which will be available for 48 hrs beginning at 2pm EDT on Friday, June 12 (globally except Latin America and Asia). The Wiz Live stars Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, David Alan, Grier, Ne-Yo, Elijah Kelly, Uzo Aduba, Amber Riley, Common, Stephanie Mills, and newcomer Shanice Williams.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
Today (June 12) in live streaming: The Wiz Live is back, the newest Broadway's Next on Stage and so much more!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2020
Stars in the House continued Thursday night (8pm) for Genies In A Bottle with Juwan Crawley, James Monroe Iglehart, Michael James Scott, Major Attaway, and Trevor Dion Nicholas.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 11, 2020
Today we rewind to 2009, when Encores! presented the musical starring  James Monroe Iglehart, Joshua Henry, LaChanze, Ashanti and more. Watch as we take you inside rehearsals with the cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
Ben Cameron's Broadway Sessions will continue to  present a digital Black Lives Matter fundraising concert on June 11th.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020
Ben Cameron's Broadway Sessions continues to present a digital Black Lives Matter fundraising concert tonight.
by Gregory S. Carr - Jun 10, 2020
Playwright Gregory S. Carr shares a manifesto for the BIPOC Theatre. 'I am not August Wilson,' he writes.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2020
Celebrating the resilience, vitality, and joy of age in response to this time of COVID-19 and the strengthened American fight for equality and justice for all, Dances For A Variable Population (DVP) will present, REVIVAL 4: Virtual!  This five-day virtual performance festival features daily interactive dance workshops free and open to the public with a grand finale performance, REVIVAL 4: Virtual!, featuring eight legendary dance artists and 50 non-professional senior dancers. 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse presents 'Rising Star Honors', a virtual celebration of New Jersey high school students, many of whom were unable to perform their high school musicals due to the current Covid-19 health crisis.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
This Thurday,  Aladdin's Tony-winning wish-granter, James Monroe Iglehart, will host a virtual one-man benefit show, Becoming the Genie, this Thursday, July 9 at 5:30 PM (EST).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2020
BroadwayWorld is saddened to have learned that writer Christina Tippit Brown has passed away at age 94. 
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2020
Classic Stage Company today announced a new lineup of multiple award-winning participants in the free online version of its signature series Classic Conversations, hosted by John Doyle, featuring eminent actors who are also collaborators of Doyle and CSC.