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Encores! Summer Stars

The Wiz

  • City Center Mainstage
  • Jun 12 - Jul 5, 2009
  • $25, $40, $60, $85, $110

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  • Overview

    Book by WILLIAM F. BROWN
    Music and Lyrics by CHARLIE SMALLS
    Based on the story:
    "THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ" by L. FRANK BAUM

    Grammy Award-winning Recording Artist
    ASHANTI is Dorothy

    Tony Award winner for The Color Purple
    LACHANZE is Glinda

    Joining the cast as the Wiz
    COLMAN DOMINGO

    Music Direction by Tony Award winner
    (Best Orchestrations In The Heights)
    ALEX LACAMOIRE

    Tony Award-winning Choreographer
    for In The Heights
    ANDY BLANKENBUEHLER

    The Director of the Tony Award-winning
    Musical In The Heights
    THOMAS KAIL

       
      CLICK HERE to check out behind-the-scenes footage, the Wiz cast’s TV appearances, and more!

    The Wiz, the 1974 rock and soul musical based on the beloved L. Frank Baum story about Dorothy and her adventures in Oz, won seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Choreography. The Encores! Summers Stars production of The Wiz will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, the duo who brought the Tony Award-winning In the Heights to Broadway last season.

    Post-performance talkback All patrons attending the Wednesday, June 24 and Wednesday July 1 matinee performances of THE WIZ are invited to attend a special post-performance talkback. Encores! Summer Stars Artistic Director Jack Viertel will be joined by members of the artistic team and the cast. The discussion will immediately follow the performance, and will run approximately 45 minutes.

    With Major Support from
    Roz and Jerry Meyer
    Ruthe and Tony Ponturo
    Stephanie and Fred Shuman Fund for Encores!

    Sponsored by
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