The Wiz (Broadway)
Open run 2h 5m
The Wiz (Broadway)
89

The Wiz (Broadway) NYC Reviews and Tickets

89%
(570 Ratings)
Positive
90%
Mixed
4%
Negative
6%
Members say
Entertaining, Delightful, Great singing, Disappointing, Enchanting

About the Show

Broadway's classic soulful modernization of The Wizard of Oz returns.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (100)

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111 Reviews | 40 Followers
100
Refreshing, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Probably the best voices on Broadway right now. The vocal arrangements, the choreography… unbelievable!

Don't see it if It’s a guaranteed Good time! Read more

149 Reviews | 22 Followers
91
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Great singing, Great acting

See it if you want to ease on down the road. This show is fantastic! Awesome performances, great music, staging & singing. So much fun we LOVED it!!!

Don't see it if you want something deeper & more thought provoking. This show is just pure fun, but it does have a heart. Great performances GO SEE IT!!!

52 Reviews | 2 Followers
90
Enchanting, Great singing, Delightful, Funny, Absorbing

See it if You want to see a great showcase of black culture. If you enjoy the Wizard of Oz. Or if you love a show led by the vocals and orchestra

Don't see it if This show had a few kinks with stage management and sound leveling, and the choreography wasn’t as polished. The tech side was good I guess Read more

85 Reviews | 15 Followers
88
Delightful, Quirky, Great singing, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You like Wizard of Oz and black culture on stage

Don't see it if Racist Read more

55 Reviews | 6 Followers
88
Inviting, Iconic, Fun, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you want good, old-fashioned (albeit updated) musical comedy with great singing, dancing, and a winning trio of Scarecrow, Tin Man and Lion.

Don't see it if you are sick of the Wizard of Oz in all its incarnations—although The Wiz takes some delightful liberties with L. Frank Baum’s story.

755 Reviews | 421 Followers
88
Enchanting, Great singing, Refreshing, Entertaining

See it if Refreshing & updated musical score which was superb. Choreography was outstanding, as well as, the entire cast. Bravo!

Don't see it if The sets lacked creativity & imagination. The direction had some moments which needed improvement. Read more

88 Reviews | 14 Followers
85
Mediocre book, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you enjoy solid acting performances-entire cast is very good-Nichelle Lewis-Dorothy-is great, Avery Wilson-Scarecrow-is exceptional!

Don't see it if you want to see a theatrical gem-seemed like the production team cut corners-average book-and no yellow brick road-what were they thinking! Read more

72 Reviews | 4 Followers
85
Great singing, Funny, Great acting

See it if you enjoy great music, energetic choreography and great acting performances.

Don't see it if you dislike the wizard of oz/ the wiz, retellings, or shows with minimal sets.

Critic Reviews (12)

The New York Times
April 17th, 2024

“ 'The Wiz' is a pleasant, serviceable time at the theater"
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New York Theatre Guide
April 17th, 2024

"musical revival celebrates a history of Black creativity and culture"
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New York Magazine / Vulture
April 17th, 2024

"...full of funk, R&B, gospel, and more, will still thrill and delight you."
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Variety
April 17th, 2024

"...this Oz comes across more like a playground than a coming-of-age purgatory"
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The Washington Post
April 17th, 2024

"The new Broadway revival is charming, but at the cost of a broader artistic vision"
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New York Post
April 17th, 2024

"...the new revival...is not the dazzler that fans have waited so long for."
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Entertainment Weekly
April 17th, 2024

"The Wiz is all about feeling...in complex times, its simple message rings loud and clear"
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Theatermania
April 17th, 2024

"There’s no connection, no chemistry, no soul. "
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