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Five-time Emmy Award winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady plays the film’s title character. With Producers announced today that it will return to Broadway in the spring of 2024. Doom Patrol”Alan Mingo Jr. (kinky boots) played the role on many of the production’s pre-Broadway tour dates.
The casting follows recent news that Kyle Lamar Freeman has been cast as the Lion, Philip Johnson-Richardson as the Tin Man and Avery Wilson as the Scarecrow.Additional cast, including Dorothy’s character, will be announced in the coming weeks
Brady will perform The Wiz on Broadway in Spring 2024, at the Golden Gate Theater in San Francisco (January 16-February 11, 2024) and at the Hollywood Pantages Theater in Los Angeles (February 13-March 3, 2024). will be performed. Mingo Jr. will play The Wiz on a national tour this fall in Baltimore, Cleveland, Washington D.C., Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Greenville, Chicago, Des Moines, Tempe and San Diego.
With will begin a national tour this fall in Baltimore, Maryland, where the original musical premiered in 1974.
Today’s casting was announced by producers Kristin Casky, Mike Isaacson, Brian Anthony Moreland and Ambassador Theater Group. Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker also recently joined the production team.