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Ease on down the road to this Wizard of Oz adaptation celebrating Black culture.
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About The Wiz on Broadway

Escape into the magical world of Oz with the latest revival of The Wiz on Broadway, with stage and screen star Wayne Brady in the title role. Get The Wiz tickets on New York Theatre Guide.

Based on L. Frank Baum's well-known book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Wiz on Broadway tells the story of Dorothy, a farm girl in Kansas who gets transported in a tornado to the magical land of Oz. The Wiz, an all-Black retelling, transforms this classic tale into a musical with pop, R&B, jazz, and soul music and dance. In Oz, Dorothy makes new friends, seeks the help of the mysterious Wiz, and battles evil witches. This version of the story still celebrates friendship and overcoming adversity while also celebrating Black culture.

The Wiz musical became an immediate Broadway sensation when it premiered in 1975. The show ran for 1,672 performances over four years and won seven Tony awards, including Best Musical, Best Choreography, and Best Original Score. The original production starred Stephanie Mills (Dorothy), Hinton Battle (Scarecrow), Tiger Haynes (Tinman), and Ted Ross (Lion).

The Wiz's success catapulted it to the big screen in 1978. The movie boasts a talented cast, including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Mabel King, and Ross. It was nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction-Set Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Adaptation Score. Michael Jackson also won Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture at the NAACP Image Awards.

Get tickets to see The Wiz in New York on New York Theatre Guide.

Run time

2hr 20min. Incl. 15min intermission.

Start date

March 29th, 2024

Age

Ages 8+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater.

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571 Reviews

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

755 Reviews | 421 Followers
88
Enchanting, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Refreshing & updated musical score which was superb. Choreography was outstanding, as well as, the entire cast. Bravo!

Don’t see it if The sets lacked creativity & imagination. The direction had some moments which needed improvement.

Fancastik

Fancastik

120 Reviews | 36 Followers
84
Funny, Great dancing, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you like The Wiz as this remake is refreshing. The tornado dancers were spectacular. Performances were funny and singing was great.

Don’t see it if you don’t like musicals about the Wiz. You are expecting great sets and staging.

Todd Davies

Todd Davies

42 Reviews | 5 Followers
82
Feel-good, Unrealized potential, Wholesome, Great dancing, Great singing

See it if you are looking for something kids and families will probably enjoy, or you have never seen a production of The Wiz and you want to see it.

Don’t see it if you are looking for depth, special effects, or a "big show" feel.

GuyMacguffin

GuyMacguffin

160 Reviews | 32 Followers
84
Great music, Delightful, Great singing

See it if Joyous show with just an incredible score and vocal performances. Some funny modern book punch ups.

Don’t see it if You're not looking for something fluffy. Act 2's pacing is off. Some of the direction and scenic design leaves something to be desired.

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Our Review

'The Wiz' review — musical revival celebrates a history of Black creativity and culture

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18 Apr 2024, 03:00
Read our review of The Wiz on Broadway, a 50th-anniversary revival of the 1974 musical, now starring Wayne Brady as the Wiz and directed by Schele Williams.

The Wiz on Broadway cast and creative team

By: William F. Brown, with additional material by Amber Ruffin, based on the book by L. Frank Baum
Songs by: Charlie Smalls
Director: Schele Williams
Choreography: JaQuel Knight
Cast list: Wayne Brady (as The Wiz), Nichelle Lewis (as Dorothy), Deborah Cox (as Glinda), Melody A. Betts (as Aunt Em and Evillene), Kyle Ramar Freeman (as the Lion), Phillip Johnson Richardson (as the Tinman), Avery Wilson (as the Scarecrow)
Design: Hannah Beachler
Costumes: Sharen Davis
Lighting: Ryan J. O’Gara
Sound: Jon Weston
Other info: Projection design by Daniel Brodie; wig design by Charles LaPointe; makeup design by Kirk Cambridge-Del Pesche; music supervision, orchestrations, and music arrangements by Joseph Joubert; vocal and music arrangements by Allen René Louis; dance music arrangements by Adam Blackstone

Venue

1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Street), New York, NY, USA, 10036

Accessibility

Wheelchair access, assisted listening devices, closed captioning devices, seat accessibility

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:00 PM
Wednesday2:00 PM7:30 PM
Thursday-7:00 PM
Friday-8:00 PM
Saturday2:00 PM8:00 PM
Sunday3:00 PM-

Frequently asked questions

What is The Wiz on Broadway about?

Take the yellow brick road to the landmark Wizard of Oz musical adaptation, on Broadway for the first time since its 1975 premiere. The show gives a makeover to the classic story, turning it into an extravagant celebration of Black culture with songs by Charlie Smalls.

Where is The Wiz on Broadway playing?

The Wiz on Broadway is playing at Marquis Theatre. The theatre is located in 1535 Broadway (between 45th and 46th Street), New York, 10036.

How long is The Wiz on Broadway?

The running time of The Wiz on Broadway is 2hr 20min. Incl. 15min intermission.

What's the age requirement for The Wiz on Broadway?

The recommended age for The Wiz on Broadway is Ages 8+. Children under 4 are not permitted in the theater..

How do you book tickets for The Wiz on Broadway?

Book tickets for The Wiz on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

How much do tickets cost for The Wiz on Broadway?

Tickets for The Wiz on Broadway start at $62.

Who wrote The Wiz?

Tony Award winner William F. Brown wrote the book for The Wiz on Broadway, and Charlie Smalls wrote the songs. Amber Ruffin wrote additional material for this revival, and the song "Everybody Rejoice," by Luther Vandross, also features.

Who directed The Wiz?

Schele Williams is the director of The Wiz. She's also represented on Broadway in spring 2024 with The Notebook.

What are the songs in The Wiz?

Tony Award winner Charlie Smalls wrote the music and lyrics for The Wiz. Some of the show's hits include "Ease On Down the Road," "Believe in Yourself," and "Be A Lion."

Is The Wiz appropriate for kids?

The Wiz is a great family-friendly show that, at its heart, is about friendship and believing in oneself, and it is based on the child-appropriate source material of The Wizard of Oz.

Is The Wiz good?

Yes — The Wiz's first Broadway run won seven Tony Awards and remains a landmark show in theatre history. It's a musical filled with immense talent, a heartwarming story, and exciting song and dance numbers. The Wiz is a timelessly excellent show for all ages.

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