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Who played The Wiz on Broadway?

Who played The Wiz on Broadway?


Role Broadway (1975) Broadway revival (1984)
Glinda (Alto) Dee Dee Bridgewater Ann Duquesnay
The Wiz (Tenor) André DeShields Carl Hall
Evillene (Alto) Mabel King Ella Mitchell
Addaperle (Mezzo-soprano) Clarice Taylor Juanita Flemming

What year did The Wiz premiere on Broadway?

The Wiz, Charlie Smalls’ musical adaption of The Wizard of Oz, opened at the Majestic Theatre January 5, 1975. The production played 15 previews and 1,672 performances before closing January 28, 1979. The musical earned eight Tony nominations, winning 7 including best musical.

Is The Wiz about slavery?

“The Wiz” is full of symbols and associations, obvious and obscure, that relate to crucial aspects of the black experience and culture. The main themes running through the show are slavery and emancipation, the black church and religion, the great black migration from rural south to urban north.

What year was The Wiz released?

October 24, 1978 (USA)The Wiz / Release date

What was the original stage version of The Wiz released and where?

“The Wiz” opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theater on January 5, 1975. The 1,645-seat house wasn’t always packed.

Is The Wiz a blaxploitation?

Blaxploitation. The Wiz was born out of the Blaxploitation film movement, which focused primarily on the struggles of the black race and the guilt of the white race.

What does Dorothy represent in The Wiz?

Frank Baum’s book “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” upon which the movie is based, was a political allegory for American politics at the dawn of the 20th century. Dorothy, the Kansas innocent, represents the nobility of middle (and Midwestern) America; the Tin Man is industry, the Scarecrow is agriculture.

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