Broadway Premiere Date Announced for ‘The Wiz’ Revival Starring Wayne Brady

Broadway Premiere Date Announced for 'The Wiz'

Discover the Premiere Date for ‘The Wiz’ Revival with Wayne Brady – Opening at Marquis Theatre on April 17, 2024, Following Preview Performances from March 29. Don’t Miss Out!

Broadway Premiere Date Announced for ‘The Wiz’

“The Wiz” is making a triumphant return to Broadway! Set to open on April 17, 2024, at New York City’s Marquis Theatre, this limited engagement revival is generating much anticipation. Wayne stars as the titular character in this reimagined production, which embarked on a national tour that kicked off in Baltimore. This revival, announced last December, promises to breathe new life into the beloved musical with a fresh perspective while preserving its iconic score by Tony Award winner Charlie Smalls. Preview performances will commence on March 29, making this a must-see event for theater enthusiasts.

Director Schele Williams and choreographer JaQuel Knight will be making their Broadway debuts with this production, bringing a fresh perspective to it. Williams, deeply influenced by the original show, expressed her gratitude for the impact it had on her life, citing the music, costumes, choreography, and Stephanie Mills as key inspirations.

Broadway Premiere Date Announced for 'The Wiz'
In the Broadway show “The Wiz (Musical)” for 1975, Stephanie Mills as Dorothy meets Hinton Battle as the Scarecrow. / Image Credit – HULTON ARCHIVE/GETTY

The revival is set to be a celebration of Black excellence, featuring an outstanding cast, including Wayne Brady as the titular character, Nichelle Lewis as Dorothy, Deborah Cox as Glinda, Melody A. Betts as Aunt Em and Evillene, Kyle Ramar Freeman as the Lion, Phillip Johnson Richardson as the Tinman, and Avery Wilson as the Scarecrow. This production promises to captivate audiences and honor the musical’s enduring legacy.

March 29, 2024, and the musical opens Wednesday, April 17.

“The Wiz” announced its principal cast in June, with Wayne expressing his excitement about director Schele Williams and writer Amber Ruffin leading the production. The ensemble for this includes a talented and diverse group of performers, promising a captivating show.

Brady also shared his enthusiasm for the production’s diverse cast on Instagram in June, highlighting the incredible talent involved. Fans interested in attending “The Wiz” on Broadway can sign up for early access to tickets on the musical’s official website.

Tickets will be available to fans on Friday, November 3, at 10 a.m. and later for groups and the general public. Preview performances will start on Friday, March 29, 2024, with the musical officially opening on Wednesday, April 17. Broadway is in for a treat with this revival of “The Wiz.”

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