Peace Concert Hall
Everybody look around! The Tony Award®-winning Best Musical that took the world by storm is back and coming to Greenville.
An all-new production of the groundbreaking musical The Wiz returns “home” to stages across America on a limited Pre-Broadway tour.
This revolutionary musical, adapted from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, changed the face of Broadway—from its iconic score packed with soul, gospel, rock, and 70s funk to its stirring tale of Dorothy’s journey to find her place in a contemporary world. A dynamite infusion of ballet, jazz, and modern pop brings a whole new groove to easing on down the road.
The extraordinary cast features Alan Mingo, Jr. (“Doom Patrol,” Kinky Boots) as The Wiz, award-winning recording artist Deborah Cox as Glinda, Melody Betts as Aunt Em and Evillene, Kyle Ramar Freeman (A Strange Loop) as the Lion, Phillip Johnson Richardson (Sharper, A24) as the Tinman, and Avery Wilson (On Top of the World, Studio Album) as the Scarecrow. Nichelle Lewis(Hairspray National Tour) makes a star-turn Broadway debut as Dorothy.
Oz has been reimagined by a star studded creative team, led by director Schele Williams (Broadway’s upcoming The Notebook, revival of Disney’s Aida), choreographer JaQuel Knight (Beyoncé’s ‘Single Ladies’, Black is King), scenic design by Academy Award ®-winning Hannah Beachler (Black Panther, Beyoncé’s Black is King and Lemonade), costume design by Emmy Award®-winning and two-time Academy Award®-nominated Sharen Davis (Ray, Dreamgirls), lighting design by Barrymore Award-winning Ryan J. O’Gara (Thoughts of a Colored Man), sound design by Jon Weston (Parade), projection design by Daniel Brodie (Motown the Musical), and wig design by Charles LaPointe (MJ the Musical). Amber Ruffin (“The Amber Ruffin Show,” “Late Night with Seth Meyers”) pens additional material for William F. Brown’s trailblazing book. Charlie Smalls’ Tony Award®-winning score features iconic hits “Ease on Down the Road,” “Home,” and Luther Vandross’ “Everybody Rejoice,” with new musical moments from Joseph Joubert (music supervision, orchestrations, & music arrangements), Allen René Louis (vocal arrangements, music arrangements), and an Emerald Ballet composed by Timothy Graphenreed.
The Wiz runs approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, including intermission.