Five time Emmy winner and Grammy Award nominee Wayne Brady will play the title character in the wiz revival when it comes down broadway in spring 2024, the makers announced today Doom Patrol̵7;S Alan Mingo Jr. ,kinky Boots) playing the role during several dates of the production’s pre-Broadway tour.
comes after casting recent news That cast Kyle Ramer Freeman as the Lion, Philip Johnson Richardson as the Tinman, and Avery Wilson as the Scarecrow. Additional casting, including the character of Dorothy, will be announced in the coming weeks.
Brady will return to playing Wiz on Broadway in the spring of 2024 and at the Golden Gate Theater in San Francisco (January 16 – February 11, 2024), and at the Hollywood Pantage Theater in Los Angeles (February 13 – March 3, 2024). Mingo Jr. will be portraying Wiz on a national tour this fall in Baltimore, Cleveland, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Atlanta, Greenville, Chicago, Des Moines, Tempe and San Diego.
the wiz kick off their national tour This fall in Baltimore, MD, is home to the 1974 world premiere of the original musical.
Today’s casting was announced by producers Kristin Kaskey, Mike Isaacson, Brian Anthony Moreland and Ambassador Theater Group. Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker too recently joined Producer Team.