Wednesday, June 19, 2024

A Dress That Needs Its Own Car: Behind the Making of Glinda’s Dress in The Wiz by Terry Dickerson

Star Deborah Cox and costume designer Sharen Davis collaborated on a grand dress that contained gold, mirrors, and magic.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:06AM
Friday, June 14, 2024

Broadway Cast Album Palooza: Lempicka, The Wiz, Heart of Rock and Roll Albums Drop June 14 by Logan Culwell-Block

Lempicka's cast recording has surprise released early following two delays.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:52AM

Broadway Cast Album Palooza: Lempicka, The Wiz Albums Drop June 14 by Logan Culwell-Block

Lempicka's cast recording has surprise released early following two delays.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:18AM

Listen: THE WIZ Releases 2024 Broadway Cast Recording, Available to Stream now!

The 2024 Broadway cast recording of THE WIZ is now available on all streaming platforms. Enjoy the latest renditions of this classic musical's beloved songs performed by the new Broadway cas…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:06AM
Thursday, June 13, 2024

Video: THE WIZ's Avery Wilson Shares What Makes His Version of Scarecrow Different

In this video, watch as hosts Jason A. Coombs and Samantha Tuozzolo, sit down with the charming and multi-talented Avery Wilson. Making his Broadway debut as the ‘Scarecrow’ in the hit m…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:12PM

Alan Mingo Jr. Whizzes Back to The Wiz on Broadway Tonight by Darryn King

Alan Mingo Jr. will reprise his title performance in The Wiz, joining the featured Broadway cast at the Marquis Theatre on June 13. He replaces Wayne Brady, who played his final performanc…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:48AM
Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Ease on Down the Yellow Carpet on Opening Night of THE WIZ by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Ready to ease on down the yellow carpet for opening night of The Wiz? In this video, Watch as BroadwayWorld takes you inside the big night with the cast and cr…

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:36AM

Wayne Brady Plays Final Performance in Broadway's The Wiz June 12 by Logan Culwell-Block

Alan Mingo, Jr., who played the title role for most of the revival's pre-Broadway tour, will succeed Brady.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM
Friday, June 7, 2024

Videos: Watch Music Videos For 'Be A Lion' and 'Home' From THE WIZ

Two new singles, “Be a Lion” and “Home”, have been released from the upcoming The Wiz (2024 Broadway Cast Recording) available on all streaming platforms digitally next Friday, June …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:12AM
Friday, May 31, 2024

Special Sneak - In Rehearsal with 'Encores! Summer Stars THE WIZ' by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti will make her stage debut as Dorothy in the New York City Center Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz, June 1…

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:12AM
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Lempicka, The Wiz Cast Albums Get Updated Release Dates by Logan Culwell-Block

June will be an excellent month for Broadway fans when it comes to new cast albums!

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:06AM
Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Stephanie Mills joins Hadedtown Broadway company by bwaySHO

The Wiz original Broadway cast to Hermes in Hadestown pipeline is strong! #Stephanie Mills returns to Broadway July 2nd at The Walter Kerr Theatre. In addition to André de Shields & Steph…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:46PM

Ben Platt Reopens Palace Theatre TONIGHT by bwaySHO

Ben Platt starts his 3 week residency: Live At The Palace tonight, reopening The Palace Theatre. @bwaySHO filmed this moment between ​⁠@bensplatt & Noah Galvin at The Wiz opening night…

SOURCE: YouTube at 05:13PM

Original The Wiz Star Stephanie Mills to Return to Broadway in Hadestown by Andrew Gans

The Tony-winning musical continues at the Walter Kerr Theatre.

SOURCE: Playbill at 11:54AM

Stephanie Mills, Original Dorothy in The Wiz, to Join Broadway's Hadestown as Hermes by Hayley Levitt

Stephanie Mills, best known for her performance as Dorothy in the original 1975 production of The Wiz, will return to Broadway as Hermes in the Tony-winning musical Hadestown. She replac…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:36AM
Monday, May 27, 2024

Wayne Brady and Nichelle Lewis of ‘The Wiz’ Are Striving for Excellence by Salamishah Tillet

The veteran and the newcomer each had their own fears as they joined the Broadway revival of the beloved all-Black musical.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 05:06AM
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Photos: Common, Jennifer Hudson & Taraji P. Henson Visit THE WIZ

See photos of the celebrities that paid a visit to The Wiz on Broadway!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:24PM
Tuesday, May 21, 2024

To Schele Williams, Race Is Vital to Both The Wiz and The Notebook by Logan Culwell-Block

The director juggled two Broadway shows this season, along with publishing a new children's book.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:18PM

Hell's Kitchen, Water for Elephants and More Recognized at 2024 Chita Rivera Awards by Darryn King

The Chita Rivera Awards, an annual celebration of excellence in dance and choreography in film and theater, had its 2024 ceremony on May 20 at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 11:12AM
Monday, May 20, 2024

Get Up Close and Personal with the Attendees of the Drama League Awards by Broadway.com

The 90th Annual Drama League Awards were held on May 17 at a luncheon ceremony at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Broadway.com was there to celebrate and capture all the glamorous attendees—and pr…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 03:36PM

Remembering on our parody-song timeline - Our May 2020 seven-minute short parody-song musical film by Fred Landau

  With a new Covid variant seeming to be on its way four years later,  Remembering on our parody-song timeline  Our May 2020 seven-minute  short parody-song musical film  "When I'm…

SOURCE: Music and Comedy at 09:14AM
Saturday, May 18, 2024

THE WIZ Cast Eases On Down To BROADWAY SESSIONS Next Week

Ben Cameron's Broadway Sessions at The Green Room 42 on May 23 will feature cast members from the hit Broadway revival of THE WIZ.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:02PM
Friday, May 17, 2024

Alan Mingo Jr. will join ‘The Wiz’ on Broadway by Michael Abourizk

Mingo originated the titular role in the production’s pre-Broadway tour.

SOURCE: Broadway News Subscription at 02:55PM

Alan Mingo Jr. to Replace Wayne Brady in the Title Role in The Wiz on Broadway by Hayley Levitt

Alan Mingo Jr. will reprise his title performance in The Wiz, joining the featured Broadway cast at the Marquis Theatre on June 13. He replaces Wayne Brady, who plays his final performance…

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:36PM

Watch: Broadway's The Wiz Performs 'Ease On Down the Road' and 'He's the Wiz' on Today by Logan Culwell-Block

The new revival at the Marquis Theatre closed out the morning show's Broadway Week.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32PM

Video: Watch Deborah Cox, Nichelle Lewis, & More Perform 'He's the Wiz' From THE WIZ

As part of TODAY's 'Best of Broadway Week,'  the cast of The Wiz stopped by the show on Friday to perform the song 'He's the Wiz' from the new production of the classic musical. Before the…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:54AM

Wayne Brady Sets Final Performance in Broadway's The Wiz by Logan Culwell-Block

Alan Mingo, Jr., who played the title role for most of the revival's pre-Broadway tour, will succeed Brady.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:42AM

Video: Watch the Cast of THE WIZ Perform 'Ease On Down the Road'

As part of TODAY's 'Best of Broadway Week,'  the cast of The Wiz stopped by the show on Friday to perform the song 'Ease on Down the Road' from the new production of the classic musical. B…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:24AM

Wayne Brady to Depart THE WIZ, Alan Mingo Jr. Will Return to the Title Role

Alan Mingo Jr. will return to the title role of ‘The Wiz’ on Broadway beginning Thursday, June 13, 2024. Five-time Emmy winner and Grammy Award nominee Wayne Brady will play his final pe…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:12AM

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