The Wiz

The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical that took the world by storm is back.

Everybody look around! The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical that took the world by storm is back.

Based on Frank L. Baum’s timeless story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” this groundbreaking musical puts a contemporary twist on Dorothy’s classic quest for home. Hilarious, heartwarming, and dance-in-your-seat fun, the iconic score is packed with soul, gospel, rock, and 70s funk, and includes hit songs, “Ease on Down the Road,” “A Brand New Day (Everybody Rejoice),” and “Believe in Yourself.”

Conjuring up an Oz unlike anything ever seen before, the creative team is helmed by director Schele Williams (The Notebook, revival of Disney’s Aida) and includes choreographer JaQuel Knight (Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”), William F. Brown (book), Charlie Smalls (music & lyrics), Amber Ruffin (additional material), Joseph Joubert (music supervision, orchestrations, & music arrangements), Allen René Louis (vocal arrangements, music arrangements), and Emmy Award-winning music director and Grammy Award-winning writer Adam Blackstone (dance music arrangements). They are joined by scenic designer and Academy Award winner Hannah Beachler (Black Panther, Beyonce’s Black is King and Lemonade), costume designer and Emmy and two-time Academy Award nominee Sharen Davis (Ray, Dreamgirls), lighting designer and Barrymore Award winner Ryan J. O’Gara (Thoughts of a Colored Man), sound design by Jon Weston (Parade), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Motown the Musical), wig designer and Drama Desk award winner Charles G. LaPointe (MJ the Musical), and make-up design by Kirk Cambridge-Del Pesche (The Piano Lesson).

A dynamite infusion of ballet, jazz, and modern pop brings a whole new groove to easing on down the road. So everybody rejoice! An all-new 21st-Century WIZ is sliding into Broadway!


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Show Info


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Marquis Theatre

210 W 46th Street
New York, New York 10036
  • Wayne Brady The Wiz
  • Deborah Cox Glinda
  • Melody A. Betts Aunt Em, Evilene
  • Nichelle Lewis Dorothy
  • Kyle Ramar Freeman Lion
  • Phillip Johnson Richardson Tinman
  • Avery Wilson Scarecrow
  • Charlie Smalls Music and Lyrics
  • William F. Brown Book
  • Amber Ruffin Additional Material
  • Schele Williams Director
  • JaQuel Knight Choreographer
  • Hannah Beachler Set Designer
  • Sharen Davis Costume Designer
  • Ryan O'Gara Lighting Designer
  • Joseph Joubert Music Supervisor