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
Music Direction by Tony Award winner
(Best Orchestrations In The Heights)
Tony Award-winning Choreographer
for In The Heights
The Director of the Tony Award-winning
Musical In The Heights
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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.
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!