19:45, Fri 13th November 2020 at Almeida Theatre
17:00, Sat 14th November 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
11:30, Sun 15th November 2020 at Random Venue 48
19:15, Wed 18th November 2020 at Royal Opera House, London
20:00, Thu 19th November 2020 at London Palladium
19:30, Sat 21st November 2020 at Barbican Centre
Michaelmas Week 5 to Week 6
The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the context of African-American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974 at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, Maryland and moved to the Majestic Theatre with a new cast on January 5, 1975.
The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical was an early example of Broadway's mainstream acceptance of works with an all-black cast. The musical has had revivals in New York, London, San Diego and the Netherlands, and a limited-run revival was presented by Encores! at New York City Center in June 2009. A film adaptation was released in 1978.