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The Wiz - 2006 - San Diego, CA (Regional)

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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Mandell Weiss Theatre

(San Diego, CA, )
San Diego, CA,
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by Taylor Brethauer-Hamling - May 8, 2021
You voted, here they are! Meet our top 30 in the college category of Next on Stage season 3.
by Lee Cooley - May 7, 2021
This factual and fantastical online production from @arizonatheatre ends all too soon. #catchit https://bit.ly/3uvLpj4
by Jim Munson - May 7, 2021
The latest offering in 42nd Street Moon’s 2021 Moonbeams series is a new virtual production of Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill starring Doris Bumpus as the legendary Billie Holiday. Written by Lanie Robertson and directed by Brandon Jackson with musical direction by Marcus McCauley, the play is both a celebration of Holiday as a musical icon and an exploration of her experience as a Black woman in America. Ultimately, it is a testament to the power of the human spirit to persevere in spite of incredible adversity. Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill is available to stream through May 30, 2021. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit 42ndstmoon.org/moonbeams. BroadwayWorld caught up with Ms. Bumpus earlier this week in Miami, where she was celebrating her 28th wedding anniversary. The Michigan native grew up singing in church, taking on her first solo at the tender age of five. The actor/singer/producer has her own production company, D’Sunflower Productions, and also has a pair of EP’s on iTunes, including her most recent release, “God Bless the Child,” which pays tribute to Billie Holiday. Her wide-ranging Bay Area theater credits include playing Dorothy Gale in 'The Wiz' and Effie White in 'Dreamgirls,' receiving a Pan Arts Award for Best Lead Actress for both. 42nd Street Moon audiences will remember her as Jewel in 'The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.' In conversation, Bumpus is easily chatty and ebullient, and her joy in being a working actor is palpable.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 6, 2021
On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of the Tony Award-nominated star of Tina: The Tina Turner Musical, the great Adrienne Warren!
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021
Today's top stories: Broadway will reopen at 100% capacity in September, Waitress revival in the works starring Sara Bareilles, and more!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2021
NY State Senator Brad Hoylman, who is currently running to be the next Manhattan Borough President, has a long history supporting the performing arts and cultural institutions in New York City. André De Shields, Judy Kuhn, Liz Calloway, Ryann Redmond, Telly Lueng, Seth Rudetsky, and more have come together signing a letter of endorsement.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 4, 2021
42nd Street Moon will announce that Doris Bumpus will be starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in the Company's virtual production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, written by Lanie Robertson.
by Stephi Wild - May 3, 2021
Dallas Summer Musicals has announced the 2021 nominees for the 10th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards (HSMTA).
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2021
New Jersey Performing Arts Center will present Stephanie Mills and The Whispers on Saturday, January 15, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. The awe-inspiring Stephanie Mills (original star of The Wiz) performs R&B hits from an illustrious 35-year career in a soul-stirring evening with The Whispers.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 28, 2021
The Old Globe today announced plans for the long-awaited full reopening of its three theatres in Balboa Park. Audiences will be able to once again gather in the Globe’s outdoor theatre starting June 4 and in the two indoor theatres in September.
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2021
On this day, we're wishing a very Happy Birthday to Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater!
by Student Blogger: Leah Packer - May 26, 2021
Student blogger Leah chats with John-Andrew Morrison, James Jackson Jr, and Jason Veasay, three of the fabulous cast members in A Strange Loop! 'While I cannot wait to get my tickets to any productions that open first, one of the shows I'm most looking forward to seeing is A Strange Loop'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 25, 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 on Thursday, June 24 at 8:00 PM Eastern.
by Stephen Mosher - May 25, 2021
In its ninth year, the Judy Garland themed benefit is the show everyone wants to see. For the second year in a row, everyone can.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 24, 2021
James Monroe Iglehart has taken to Instagram to share his rendition of Daryl Coley's 'I’ll Be With You'. Iglehart shared, 'Sometimes singing makes you feel better.'
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 17, 2021
After a 15-month shutdown due to the COVID-19 epidemic, proprietors Steve Baruch, Richard Frankel, and Tom Viertel have announced that “Broadway’s Supper Club” Feinstein’s/54 Below will reopen its iconic red door for live performances on June 17, 2021. 
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 14, 2021
Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre presented by the Investors Foundation have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. 
by Nuria Pedret - May 13, 2021
El equipo artístico incluye a Lear deBessonet, Stephen Oremus y a Sergio Trujillo, entre otros
by Nicole Rosky - May 12, 2021
Live musicals are coming back to your living room! According to Variety, producers Bob Greenblatt and Neil Meron will bring beloved Broadway musical Annie to NBC this holiday season.
by Steve Callahan - Jun 7, 2021
Yes, André de Shields is playing Lear! His long career in musical theater stretches from the original Hair to The Wiz to Hadestown, and it is bespangled with awards (Emmy, Grammy and others). He’s an icon. Now, at seventy-five, he takes on the most demanding role in all of Shakespeare.
by Robert Diamond - Jun 7, 2021
The St. Louis Shakespeare Festival’s production of William Shakespeare’s King Lear, directed by Carl Cofield, opened in Forest Park on June 4 in St. Louis, MO. In the title role is Tony, Emmy and Grammy Award winner André De Shields (Hadestown, The Wiz, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Play On!, The Full Monty). 
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 7, 2021
Watch the entire ceremony and performance highlights from the 2021 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Award, featuring performances from schools representing all corners of the state of New Jersey.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 6, 2021
On this day, we're celebrating the birthday of the one and only Harvey Fierstein!
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2021
Broadway stars and celebrated and cabaret artists return to Orange County and Segerstrom Center for the Arts for the 2021 – 2022 Cabaret Series. These are the acclaimed voices and personalities who captivate audiences with their performances, whether in the top shows in New York, City, concert halls and the hottest 'in spots' and clubs around the country.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 2, 2021
Experience movies outdoors at dusk, Friday and Saturdays, July 31-Aug 28, at Mural Amphitheatre at Seattle Center.
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 Stephi Wild - Jun 15, 2021
This new lab will be a dedicated educational space where students and the general public will be able to attend programs about the library's photographs, scripts, recordings, set models, costumes and other materials.
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 Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2021
After what will be a 23-month intermission, The Muny's 103rd season will open with the Muny premiere of Smokey Joe's Cafe, followed by The Sound of Music, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, On Your Feet! and Chicago.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021
As previously announced, this Christmas Hope Mill Theatre will stage the first new UK production of The Wiz, in 10 years, running from Wednesday 24th November 2021 to Sunday 16th January 2022.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2021
Ms. Stroud has been on faculty at the Martha Graham School, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center, SUNY Purchase and the University of Hartford. She was a Principal Soloist with the Martha Graham Dance Company for eleven years. She has danced with the Metropolitan Opera Ballet, the road company of Your Arms Too Short to Box with God, the Universal Studios film production of The Wiz, and as a guest artist with Katherine Dunham and the Gemini Dance Company.
by TV News Desk - Jun 14, 2021
Additionally, the “BET AWARDS” will be honoring Queen Latifah with this year’s Lifetime Achievement BET Award.
by Stephi Wild - Jun 10, 2021
Tony and Daytime Emmy Award Winner Lillias White's will release her first solo studio album, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!', out July 23, 2021 via Old Mill Road Recording.  White is internationally recognized for her glorious voice and extraordinary ability to communicate the heart of a song.
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2021
Recorded and mixed in July 2019 at Old Mill Road Recording in East Arlington, Vermont, 'Get Yourself Some Happy!' is the culmination of a 30-year friendship and professional collaboration between Lillias White and her musical director/accompanist, Timothy Graphenreed.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2021
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre officially announced its 2021-22 season on Tuesday, after a fifteen-month hiatus from regular in-person programming. The season features seven productions, including three musicals, two plays, and two special events.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2021
As our region and the world transition from a time of isolation to a return to public gathering, Seattle Center is just beginning to dip our toes into the notion of in-person events. As Seattle Center heads into the summer season, many activities on the grounds will resume. Here are things to do on campus and online this Summer at the Center.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2021
Hope Mill Theatre has announced that this Christmas it will stage the first new UK production of The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical “Wonderful Wizard of Oz” in 10 years. With music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, book by William F. Brown and original orchestrations by Harold Wheeler, The Wiz is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's classic children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
by Team BWW - Apr 8, 2021
Ali Stroker is stopping by the Seth Rudetsky Concert Series this weekend! We're looking back at past performances before her show on Sunday!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 6, 2021
The Carnegie is inviting families throughout the Tri-State to enjoy the start of spring on Saturday, April 17 and Sunday, April 18 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. with The Wonderful Music of Oz.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 5, 2021
The JOCUNDA FESTIVAL presents AN INSTITUTION by Daniel A. Takacs and directed by Van Dirk Fisher, on Monday, April 12, 2021 at 8PM EST and 5PM PST on Zoom.
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 19, 2021
Today (April 19) in live streaming: a master class with Kerry Butler, André De Shields is live at the Lortel, and more!
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2021
Little Theatre of Virginia Beach presents SONGS FOR A NEW DAY, a songfest filled with hope and courage certain to put a smile on your face as we travel out of these difficult times.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 16, 2021
42nd Street Moon has announced that Doris Bumpus will be starring as the legendary Billie Holiday in the Company’s virtual production of LADY DAY AT EMERSON’S BAR AND GRILL, written by Lanie Robertson.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2021
Thanks to the support made possible by the Federal Government and additional funding raised through the community, Virginia Stage Company is putting artists back to work.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2021
The new hires will succeed Operations Manager James McClellan, who stepped down during the COVID-19 pandemic. They will join current staff members John Pecano, Technical Director, Sarah Jane Demetruk, Education Director, and Merle Ford, Maintenance Manager.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 13, 2021
Three dozen of the best from Broadway and the entertainment industry saluted the one-year anniversary of RWQuarantunes, a pandemic-inspired series of invite-only online concerts, by coming together Sunday, April 11, 2021, for a five-hour celebration of Broadway and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 13, 2021
Tony winner André De Shields guest stars in the latest New Amsterdam episode, premiering April 13 at 10pm ET on NBC.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 12, 2021
York College of Pennsylvania's Theatre Program has announced the winning full-length play for the inaugural year of the JL Smith New Play Festival. Lancaster resident David Nice's play Recounting was selected by a panel of professional theatre artists from the many plays submitted.
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2021
The Lucille Lortel Theatre today announces its upcoming guest lineup for its popular “Live at The Lortel” podcast series. In April, the interview series features actors Ryan Haddad (April 5), Douglas Lyons (April 12), André De Shields (April 19), and Sydney Harcourt (April 26).