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The Wiz
8 Oct

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.

Everyone knows the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, but in this new musical version it's a fantasy for today - mysterious, opulent and fanciful - a dream conjured up by a space-age child with Dorothy's adventures in the Land of Oz set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, gospel and soul. 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

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.

The Wiz also had a brief revival at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, opening on May 24, 1984.


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