Broadway – and theater in general – loves itself anything to do with The Wizard of Oz. Wicked has become one of the most viewed – and most well-received – shows of the last 30 years, while The Wiz is currently in pre-Broadway mode before it opens on March 29, 2024 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City.
This is actually a musical that long pre-sates Wicked. The Wiz premiered in Baltimore over 50 years ago, with this retelling looking to stylize an Oz that has never been seen. This is an all-black cast – something that immediately takes it out of the traditional Oz – and infuses the classic story with gospel and soul sounds that manage to amplify the overall experience and fit in seamlessly with the tale. This is a must-watch show if (and when) it tours a city near you, so check Immortal Seats for the best ticket prices in the business.