The Wiz (stage revival)

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Ashanti, The Wiz

Hair is not the only relic from the era of bellbottoms and youth activism to be enjoying a revival on stage right now. The Wiz, the 1975 all-African American retelling of The Wizard of Oz that enjoyed a long Broadway run (and endured a notorious 1978 big-screen flop starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson), is back. And thanks to director Thomas Kail’s ingenious staging and Andy Blankenbuehler’s lively choreography, it’s a technicolor celebration of the imagination that is utterly captivating and Wickedly fun.

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