ART + STAGE
May 15 - May 31, 2015
WINNER! 7 Tony Awards - Including Best Musical!
WINNER! 5 Drama Desk Awards - Including Outstanding Music & Lyrics!
The New Musical Version of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" by L. Frank Baum. Move on down the Road! Winner of 7 Tony awards, this beloved Broadway musical sets Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel, and soul! This beloved classic musical is one of the most popular selection in the Samuel French Catalog, and is appropriate for theatres at all levels.
Adapted into a film version featuring Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.
"Radiates so much energy you can hardly sit in your seat...great fun." - The New York Post
"A continuous festival of movement...splendid character songs." - WWD
"A carnival of fun...wickedly amusing show." - Time
"A virtual musical circus...driving rhythms, soaring songs...boisterous, exuberant." -WABC TV
"Unquestionably, the humor and the heartbeat of the piece remain African-American at their source, but the overall effect is pluralistic and inclusive. In the truest and most positive sense of the phrase, [the] show is color-blind." - Variety
The Wiz originally opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre on January 5, 1974 after only 15 previews. It shortly thereafter moved down the street to the slightly smaller Broadway Theatre. The show finally closed on January 28, 1979 after a grand total of 1,672 performances.