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The Wiz

From 81 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting

About the show

New York Black Arts presents a family-friendly revival of the Tony-winning musical, an all-African-American re-imagining of 'The Wizard of Oz.' More…

Dorothy and her dog Toto are swept up in a tornado, sending them far from Kansas to the Land of Oz. She heads to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard for help getting home. Along the way, she makes new friends–the Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion–who join her journey. But they'll have to get past Evillene and her menacing monkeys, and awaken Oz to make their wishes come true. This interactive revival celebrates the Afrocentric style of the original 1975 Broadway musical for audiences of all ages. 

2h 0m | Already closed | Ralph Bunche Auditorium (Harlem)

Member Reviews (81)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Great singing, Enchanting, Delightful, Great acting
89
Avg Score

88
Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoyed the Wizard of Oz and would like to see a hip-hop spin of the classic. See if you've enjoyed any previous version of the Wiz.

Don't see it if If you do not like classics remade or updated.

88
Great singing, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if Soulful spin on Dorothy.

Don't see it if If you don’t Like musicals.

79
Entertaining, Great acting, Great singing

See it if You like the wizard of oz and like musicals but also like really good story telling

Don't see it if You don't like musicals

100
Clever, Enchanting, Edgy, Great singing, Masterful

See it if You love the Wizard of Oz

Don't see it if You don't like remakes

95
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Must see, Delightful

See it if You can go with the Oz fantasy and let yourself wallow in the fun.

Don't see it if You're dismissive of big splashy musicals.

77
Exquisite, Dizzying, Intense, Confusing, Clever

See it if You would like to see a new twist on the Wizard of Oz

Don't see it if You saw Wicked and all these other versions of Wizard of Oz and you really just don't need another one

93
Ambitious, Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you enjoyed the wizard of oz and want to see a new take on it

Don't see it if you only like the original wizard of oz

100
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Edgy, Hilarious

See it if You enjoy new takes on an old story. New music and good story.

Don't see it if You don't like new and fun music.

94
Relevant

See it if You like your Wizard of Oz storyline with a lot more soul.

Don't see it if N/A

90
Entertaining, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You love Motown. You like the pimpin' music of Quincy Jones.

Don't see it if If you can't tap your feet or clap your hands to 4/4

70
Enchanting, Great singing, Great staging, Resonant, Intense

See it if If you like colorful wonderful music and a new twist on an old classic.

Don't see it if If you like the original Wizard of Oz and don't want to see a changed in anyway.

81
Ambitious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if some big spectacular musical numbers, along with the usual simple and enjoyable story line.

Don't see it if you are not a fan of fantasy.

100
Entertaining, Absorbing, Great singing, Refreshing, Thought-provoking

See it if I LOVED IT!!! I will definitely be looking out for its return. If you like fantasy and magic go see the return.

Don't see it if You don't have imagination.

88
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Epic, Great writing

See it if you love positive and upbeat numbers, that will easily get stuck in your head. As well as heart warming melodies that will touch your soul.

Don't see it if you don't like different renditions of "The Wizard of Oz"

90
Enchanting, Entertaining, Edgy, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You like modern twists on well-known stories, if you like R&B music, if you support diverse casts.

Don't see it if If you aren't a big fan of the Wizard of Ox and any of its remakes.

85
Enchanting, Clever, Ambitious, Great singing, Refreshing

See it if You enjoyed the original The Wizard of Oz and like a jazzy/funky twist on the story

Don't see it if You prefer the original over any adaption

71
Great singing, Fluffy, Entertaining, Funny, Quirky

See it if You want to see a twist on a traditional story, with brand new toe-tapping songs.

Don't see it if You dislike musicals, and traditional casting choices

83
Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if I saw it a few years ago reluctantly ,afraid it would be childish but loved it . But then I'm a big fan of the Wizard of Oz

Don't see it if It's better if you know what it's about

96
Great singing, Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Refreshing

See it if Great gospel singing and dancing with jazz.

Don't see it if If you're not musicals.

100
Dated, Refreshing, Masterful

See it if You love a Complete tasteful experience.

Don't see it if You love the classics.

86
Absorbing, Edgy, Refreshing

See it if You're a big fan of anything wizard of oz.

Don't see it if You're not a fan of Motown music.

65
Ambitious, Dizzying, Edgy, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy dancing and Soulful R&B.

Don't see it if You dislike remixes of the classics (i.e. The Wizard of Oz)

100
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Masterful, Great singing

See it if You enjoy all sides of Oz! Very refreshing score! I think it's a must see!

Don't see it if You're a purist of the wizard of oz!

90
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if You love the wizard of oz but don't mind a twist.

Don't see it if You're too attached to the classic.

95
Absorbing, Clever, Quirky, Hilarious, Great writing

See it if You love seeing typical shows twisted (get it twisted) into a new art form. If you like to see strong black men and women in fantastic rolls

Don't see it if You think it's going to be the typical Wizard of Oz. If you don't like laughing.


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