Black Creativity And Universal Themes Emerge In “The Wiz” Revival
On October 21, 1974, The Wiz premiered at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore. Since then, it has become one of the most recognizable stage plays on Broadway, and a staple in American culture. Being an early example of the power of Black creativity, the original production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 50 years after its debut, it returned to where it all started, but with a brand new cast and crew.
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