Theatre Information

Broadway Theatre (New York, NY)
1681 Broadway

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The Wiz Production Information


December 24, 1974 (15 previews)


January 05, 1975

Closing:January 28, 1979
# Performances:1672
Theatres: Majestic Theatre (Broadway) (New York, NY)
12/24/1974 - 5/25/1977

Broadway Theatre (New York, NY)
5/25/1977 - 1/28/1979

Production Type:Original Production
Production Status:
Run Type:Open Run
Version:Original Broadway Version


Other Productions of The Wiz

1975   Broadway Original Broadway Production
1976   US Tour 1st National Tour
US Tour
1978   US Tour 2nd National Tour
US Tour
1980   Regional Revival
1984   Broadway Broadway Revival
1984   West End London Revival
West End
1993   Off-Broadway Off-Broadway Revival
1997   US Tour Touring Revival
US Tour
2006   San Diego, CA (Regional) La Jolla Revival
San Diego, CA (Regional)
2015   New York NBC Live Television Production
New York


Audio Recordings

1975  Original Broadway Cast
1978  Film Soundtrack

Show Information

SHOW TYPE: Musical

Score Overview

The following is a list of songs in the show or that have been included in the show in various versions:

Main Program

The Feeling We Once Had
a.k.a. The Feeling That We Have
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
a.k.a. I'm a 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
a.k.a. To Be Able to Feel
No Bad News
a.k.a. Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News
Funky Monkeys
Everybody Rejoice
a.k.a. A Brand New Day
Who Do You Think You Are?
Believe in Yourself
a.k.a. If You Believe
Y'all Got It
A Rested Body Is a Rested Mind

Cut prior to opening

You Can't Win

Written for the film version

Can I Go On?
Glinda's Theme
Subway Battle
Poppy Girls
Emerald City Ballet (Psst)
Is This What Feeling Gets?
a.k.a. Dorothy's Theme

Added to the 1978 film version

Main Title
End Credits

Written for the 1984 revival

Wonder, Wonder Why?

Written for the 1993 revival

Here in Emerald City

The Wiz - 1975 Broadway Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Choreography
George Faison
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Costume Design
Geoffrey Holder
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Direction of a Musical
Geoffrey Holder
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Musical
Ken Harper
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Ted Ross
Tony Awards - 1975 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Dee Dee Bridgewater