“The Wiz” Opens At The Lyric Stage May 18

The Wiz

Book by William F. Brown

Music and Lyrics by Charlie Smalls

From the story “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum

At The Lyric Stage May 18 through June 24

May 18 – June 24, 2018

Directed by Dawn M. Simmons, with musical direction by Allyssa Jones and choreography by Jean Appolon this is a soulful retelling of L. Frank Baum’s beloved The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The Wiz combines fairy-tale glamour with street smarts to make a classic fantasy sparkle for today.  The Lyric Stage directors and choreographer will bring a blast of New Orleans Creole magic to this production. Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score, The Wiz ingeniously mixes rock, gospel, soul, and jazz, and features hits like “Ease on Down the Road,” “A Brand New Day,” and “Home.”

The cast for The Wiz:

Soneka Anderson, Elle Borders*, Brandon G. Green*, Steven Martin, Davron S. Monroe*, Yewande O. Odetoyinbo*, Juanita Pearl, Pier Lamia Porter, Carolyn Saxon*, Damon Singletary, Salome Smith, Lance-Patrick Strickland.

The Lyric Stage, Copley Square, Boston

Box Office:  617-585-5678

website:  lyricstage.com