Attention, D.C. theater enthusiasts! The moment we’ve all been eagerly anticipating is upon us. Broadway at The National has just announced that tickets for the Pre-Broadway D.C. premiere of THE WIZ will be available starting Friday, July 28 at 10:00 am. This iconic show will be gracing our city for one week only, from October 24 through 29, 2023.
Based on L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” THE WIZ transformed this enduring American fantasy into an all-Black musical extravaganza. Since its Broadway premiere in 1975, it has won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Songs like “Ease on Down the Road” and “Home” have left an indelible mark on the world of musical theater.
Tickets start at $59 and can be purchased online at BroadwayAtTheNational.com. For those who prefer an in-person experience, tickets are available at The National Theatre box office at 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. The box office operates from Monday to Friday, 12:00 to 6:00 pm, with extended hours on performance days. For larger groups of 10 or more, special bookings can be made by reaching out to [email protected].
Diving into the details of THE WIZ, this North American tour is set to dazzle with a star-studded cast. Alan Mingo Jr. will take on the role of the Wiz, with Deborah Cox as Glinda and Melody A. Betts portraying Aunt Em and Evillene. The production promises to be a fresh and vibrant take on the classic tale, blending elements of ballet, jazz, and modern pop for a truly unique musical experience. Behind the scenes, the team is equally impressive with scenic design by Academy Award-winner Hannah Beachler, costume design by Emmy Award-winner Sharen Davis, and other talented individuals.
Produced by renowned names such as Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, and Kandi Burruss, this rendition of THE WIZ is bound to be a showstopper.
For those marking their calendars, the performance schedule at The National Theatre: Performances from October 24-27 will begin at 7:30 pm. On October 28, there are two shows at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm; on October 29, audiences can catch the performances at 2:00 pm and 7:30pm.
So, D.C., gear up for a magical journey with THE WIZ. This is one theatrical experience you will want to experience! Grab tickets right now at: Broadway at The National.