Broadway at The National announced today that single tickets for the upcoming Pre-Broadway D.C. premiere of THE WIZ at The National Theatre will go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10:00am.
THE WIZ will play for one week only, from October 24 through 29, 2023.
Tickets begin at $59 and will be available online at BroadwayAtTheNational.com or in person at The National Theatre box office located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday 12:00-6:00pm with extended evening and weekend hours during performance days. Groups of 10 or more are available by emailing [email protected].
ABOUT THE SHOW
The North American touring cast features Alan Mingo Jr. (Kinky Boots, Doom Patrol) who will lead the production as the Wiz, alongside award-winning recording artist Deborah Cox as Glinda and Melody A. Betts as Aunt Em and Evillene.
The cast also features Kyle Ramar Freeman (A Strange Loop) as the Lion, Phillip Johnson Richardson (Sharper) as the Tinman, and Avery Wilson (The Voice) as the Scarecrow, respectively. Richardson and Wilson will also be making their Broadway debuts. Additional casting still to come.
Featuring a book by William F. Brown and a Tony Award-winning score by Charlie Smalls (and others), director Schele Williams (The Notebook, revival of Disney’s Aida), award-winning choreographer JaQuel Knight (Beyoncé’s “Single Ladies,” Black is King), additional material by Tony-nominated and Emmy-nominated writer and TV host Amber Ruffin (“The Amber Ruffin Show,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers”), Joseph Joubert (music supervision, orchestrations, & music arrangements), Allen René Louis (vocal arrangements, music arrangements), and Derek Dixie (dance music arranger) are conjuring up an Oz unlike anything ever seen before. A dynamite infusion of ballet, jazz, and modern pop will bring a whole new groove to easing on down the road.
THE WIZ design team will include 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) and wig design by Charles LaPointe.
THE WIZ is produced by Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Brian Anthony Moreland and The Ambassador Theatre Group. Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker also serve as producers of the musical.
Additional information on tour cities, venues, performance schedules and single ticket on-sale dates is available at WizMusical.com. Fans can now sign up for an email newsletter with up-to-date information as well as follow THE WIZ on social media channels.
Based on L. Frank Baum’s children’s book, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, THE WIZ takes one of the world’s most enduring (and enduringly white) American fantasies and transforms it into an all-Black musical extravaganza for the ages.
THE WIZ premiered on Broadway in 1975 and became an instant sensation, going on to win seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Featured Actor in a Musical (Ted Ross), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Dee Dee Bridgewater), Best Choreography (George Faison), and in a Broadway first, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Costume Design (Geoffrey Holder). “Ease on Down the Road” became the show’s break-out single, and “Home” has since become a bona fide classic. That original production ran for four years (first at The Majestic Theatre and later at The Broadway Theatre) – and 1,672 performances – on Broadway. A 1978 film adaptation starred Diana Ross, Ted Ross, Mabel King, Richard Pryor and Lena Horne, and marked Quincy Jones’ first collaboration with Michael Jackson.
For more information and complete tour route visit: www.wizmusical.com and follow @thewizbway on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 7:30pm
Wednesday, October 25, 2023 at 7:30pm
Thursday, October 26, 2023 at 7:30pm
Friday, October 27, 2023 at 7:30pm
Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 2:00pm & 7:30pm
The National Theatre is located at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW in downtown Washington, D.C. Nearby metro stops include Metro Center and Federal Triangle. For parking information and further directions, please visit BroadwayAtTheNational.com.
GROUPS OF 10+
Groups of 10 or more can save on most performances and receive personalized booking service. Book today by emailing [email protected] or learn more at BroadwayAtTheNational.com/group-sales.
Broadway Subscription Packages are comprised of the complete six-show season, including THE WIZ, plus immediate access to all shows at The National. Subscribers save on the cost of individual tickets and fees with exclusive subscriber-only package pricing. Subscriptions begin at $299 and are available now for purchase online at BroadwayAtTheNational.com/season-tickets.
Broadway at The National has a range of accessible options to fit guests’ needs including closed captioning services*, assisted listening devices, audio described performances, ASL interpretation, and wheelchair accessible restrooms, lounges, and seating. For more information, or to request accommodations, please email [email protected].
*Thanks to the generosity of Lola C. Reinsch, of the Reinsch Pierce Family Foundation, Mrs. Ginger Laytham, and The Robert and Christina Silberman Family Trust, The National Theatre is now equipped with GalaPro closed captioning services.
Dates, times, prices, and cast subject to change without notice. Facility fees for each ticket applicable to all purchases. Ticketmaster service fees for each ticket applicable to online orders. To learn more about Broadway at The National ticket policies, visit BroadwayAtTheNational.com.