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About the Show

A musical featuring an all-black cast, based on "The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz" by L. Frank Baum.

Story: Dorothy is blown by a tornado into munchkinland where she meets the Scarecrow, the Tin-man, and the Cowardly Lion. They all go off to see the Wizard of Oz, who turns out to be a phony, but she starts believing and they all live happily ever after.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer and Lyricist: Charlie Smalls
Librettist: William F. Brown

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Majestic Theatre, Broadway Theatre
Opening Night: Jan 5, 1975
Total Performances: 1672
Original Cast: Tiger Haynes, Ted Ross, Hinton Battle, Stephanie Mills, Clarice Taylor, Mabel King, Andre De Shields, Tasha Thomas, DeeDee Bridgewater
Director: Geoffrey Holder
Choreographer: George Faison
Producer: Ken Harper
Musical Director: Charles H. Coleman
Orchestrations: Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design: Tom H. John
Costume Design: Geoffrey Holder
Lighting Design: Tharon Musser

Broadway Revival
Theatre: Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Opening Night: May 24, 1984
Total Performances: 13
Original Cast: Stephanie Mills, Gregg Baker, Peggie Blue, Ann Duquesnay, Juanita Fleming, Carl Hall, Ella Mitchell, Howard Porter, Charles Valentino
Director: Geoffrey Holder
Choreographer: George Faison
Producer: Tom Mallow, James Janek and The Shubert Organization
Musical Director: : Charles H. Coleman
Orchestrations: Harold Wheeler
Scenic Design: Peter Wolf
Costume Design: Geoffrey Holder
Lighting Design: Paul Sullivan

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