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The Wiz   
The musical version of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

 
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre , (5/24/1984 - 6/03/1984)
First Preview:May 17, 1984 Total Previews:7
Opening Date:May 24, 1984   
Closing Date:Jun 03, 1984 Total Performances:13

Category: Musical, Comedy, Revival, Broadway
Description: Soft-rock musical version of the Oz story.


Production Staff [See More]
Theatre Owned / Operated by The Messrs. Nederlander
Produced by Tom Mallow, James Janek and The Shubert Organization (Gerald Schoenfeld: Chairman; Bernard B. Jacobs: President)
Book by William F. Brown; Music by Charlie Smalls; Lyrics by Charlie Smalls; Music orchestrated by Harold Wheeler; Musical Director: Charles H. Coleman; Vocal arrangements by Charles H. Coleman; Dance arrangements by Timothy Graphenreed; "Everybody Rejoice" music and lyrics by Luther Vandross; "Emerald City Ballet (Pssst)" music by Timothy Graphenreed; "Emerald City Ballet (Pssst)" music and lyrics by George Faison
Directed by Geoffrey Holder; Choreography and musical numbers staged by George Faison
Scenic Design by Peter Wolf; Costume Design by Geoffrey Holder; Lighting Design by Paul Sullivan; Hair and Wig Design by Ray Iagnocco; Make-Up Design by Joseph McDevitt; Sound Design by Gary M. Stocker
General Manager: American Theatre Productions, Inc.; Company Manager: Daryl T. Dodson
Production Stage Manager: Jack Welles; Stage Manager: Luis Montero
Music Contractor: Jack Jeffers
General Press Representative: Max Eisen; Press Representative: Barbara Glenn and Maria Somma; Dance Captain: Sharon Brooks; Photographer: Kenn Duncan
Cast
Stephanie Mills Dorothy
Gregg Baker Lion
Peggie Blue Aunt Em
Sharon Brooks Poppy
Head of the Society of Emerald City
Paula Anita Brown Crow
Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
Roslyn Burrough Emerald City Citizen
Carol Dennis Munchkin
Sunflower
Stranger
Emerald City Citizen
Alfred L. Dove Yellow Brick Road
Emerald City Citizen
Ann Duquesnay Glinda
Ada Dyer Munchkin
Sunflower
Chief of the Field Mice
Emerald City Citizen
Carla Earle Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
Germaine Edwards Yellow Brick Road
Emerald City Citizen
Winged Monkey
Marvin Engran Crow
Kalidah
Emerald City Citizen
Soldier Messenger
Juanita Fleming Addaperle
Tanya Gibson Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
Jasmine Guy Crow
Kalidah
Emerald City Citizen
Carl Hall The Wiz
Lawrence Hamilton Munchkin
Kalidah
Field Mouse
Emerald City Citizen
Lord High Underling
Sam Harkness Munchkin
Sunflower
Stranger
Royal Gatekeeper
Emerald City Citizen
Raymond C. Harris Kalidah
Emerald City Citizen
Gigi Hunter Kalidah
Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
Dwight Leon Yellow Brick Road
Emerald City Citizen
Ella Mitchell Evillene
Howard Porter Tinman
Daryl Richardson Tornado
Poppy
Emerald City Citizen
David Robertson Yellow Brick Road
Emerald City Citizen
Martial Roumain Kalidah
Emerald City Citizen
Toto Toto
Charles Valentino Scarecrow
David Weatherspoon Uncle Henry
Munchkin
Sunflower
Stranger
Field Mouse
Emerald City Citizen
Swings: Eugene Little and Sheri Moore
Understudies: Sharon Brooks (Glinda, Tornado), Carol Dennis (Addaperle), Alfred L. Dove (Winged Monkey), Ann Duquesnay (Aunt Em), Ada Dyer (Dorothy), Germaine Edwards (Scarecrow), Juanita Fleming (Evillene), Lawrence Hamilton (Tinman), Sam Harkness (Lion) and David Weatherspoon (The Wiz)
music by Charlie Smalls; lyrics by Charlie Smalls
(Unless otherwise noted)
 

ACT 1Sung By
The Feeling We Once Had Aunt Em
Tornado Ballet Company
He's the Wizard Addaperle and Munchkins
Soon as I Get Home Dorothy
I Was Born on the Day Before Yesterday Scarecrow and Crows
Ease on Down the Road Dorothy, Scarecrow and Yellow Brick Road
Slide Some Oil to Me Tinman, Dorothy and Scarecrow
Mean Ole Lion Lion
Kalidah Battle Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion, Kalidahs and Yellow Brick Road
Be a Lion Dorothy and Lion
Lion's Dream Lion and Poppies
Emerald City Ballet (Psst)
(music by Timothy Graphenreed and George Faison)
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and Company
So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard The Wiz
To Be Able to Feel (What Would I Do If I Could Feel) Tinman
ACT 2Sung By
No Bad News Evillene
Funky Monkeys Monkeys
Everybody Rejoice
(music by Luther Vandross; lyrics by Luther Vandross)
Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and Winkies
Who Do You Think You Are? Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion
Believe in Yourself The Wiz
Y'all Got It! The Wiz
A Rested Body Is a Rested Mind Glinda
Believe in Yourself (Reprise)Glinda
Home Dorothy