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  The Wiz at Ford's Theatre

The Wiz

Ford's Theatre
511 Tenth Street, N.W. Washington

Ease on down the road with Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion as they try to figure out how to get Dorothy back to Harlem. The funky Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz is based on L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz with a score by Charlie Smalls. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Original Score, The Wiz includes such numbers as "Slide Some Oil to Me," "He's the Wizard," "No Bad News" and "Mean Ole Lion." This Tony-winning musical is coming to Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C.

Thru - May 12, 2018

Mondays: 7:30pm
Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 2:00pm & 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 7:30pm


Box Office: 202-347-4833

www.fords.org/performances/current-and-upcoming/the-wiz/


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MetroWeekly - Highly Recommended

"...Friends of Dorothy, both young and young at heart, should find plenty to love in the Ford’s Theatre’s The Wiz. And “plenty” is the operative word for director Kent Gash’s smile-inducing production, which amps up the camp fabulousness of the classic ’70s “super soul musical” journey to L. Frank Baum’s wonderful world of Oz."

Andre Hereford


BroadwayWorld - Recommended

"...The Wiz at Ford's Theatre will probably be enjoyed most by folks that have not seen it before. It did not knock out my memories of the original production despite some strong performances and some of the production elements."
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Elliot Lanes


Talkin Broadway - Highly Recommended

"...Midgette arguably has the most to do and carries it off, nailing her portrayals of not only down-to-earth Aunt Em but also Addaperle, the flighty Good Witch of the North, and Evillene, the Wicked Witch of the West, who in this version is the despotic head of a candy empire. Instead of dour black, Evillene wears a red dress appliqued with oversized bonbons on the skirt—more magic from costume designer Kara Harmon, who has also decked out the flying monkeys in sleek red leather suits and the regal Glinda (Awa Sal Secka) in African-inspired robes."
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Susan Berlin


DC Metro Theater Arts - Highly Recommended

"...Ford Theatre's The Wiz, the Tony-Award-winning musical based on L. Frank Baum's novel, will leave you enthralled, amazed, and bedazzled. The show is a cornucopia of colors, dancing, singing, sizzle, rhythm and blues, jazz, funk, and a touch of disco. The music was fantastic, thanks to a book by William F. Brown and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. Director Kent Gash has assembled a spectacular cast that has produced a smash."
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William Powell


MD Theatre Guide - Highly Recommended

"...In the end, “The Wiz” is full of heart, courage, and soul and will leave the audience feeling upbeat and full of encouragement as they ease on down the road after seeing this extraordinary and exciting work."
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Jeanie Casison


DCTheatreScene - Highly Recommended

"...It feels like the right time to have The Wiz back here in the nation's capital. That it's also so good-thanks to the direction of Kent Gash, who has magic hands-is like a bowl of sugar hidden inside another bowl of sugar. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet. Through and through."
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Kelly McCorkendale


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