A reimagined, all-new production of The Wiz will launch its national tour in the Fall of 2023 in Baltimore, MD, home of the 1974 world premiere of the musical, before starting its limited engagement on Broadway in the Spring of 2024. The Wiz will be part of the Hippodrome Theatre’s 2023/2024 Hippodrome Broadway Series presented by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield.
Everybody look around, ‘cause the Tony Award®-winning Best Musical that took the world by storm is back.
The Wiz returns “home” to stages across America in an all-new Broadway-bound tour, the first one in 40 years. The tour begins in The Wiz’s original home city of Baltimore, where the show made its world premiere nearly 50 years ago.
This groundbreaking twist on The Wizard of Oz changed the face of Broadway—from its iconic score packed with soul, gospel, rock, and finger-snapping 70s funk to its stirring tale of Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world.
Director Schele Williams (The Notebook, revival of Disney’s Aida), choreographer JaQuel Knight (Beyonce’s “Single Ladies”), William F. Brown (book), Charlie Smalls (music & lyrics), Amber Ruffin(additional material), and Joseph Joubert (music supervision, orchestrations, & music arrangements) conjure up an Oz unlike anything ever seen before. A dynamite infusion of ballet, jazz, and modern pop brings a whole new groove to easing on down the road. Everybody rejoice because an all-new 21st-Century Wiz is sliding into an Emerald city near you.