Tony Award-winning play ‘The Wiz’ coming to Fox Theatre in Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - First premiering on Broadway in 1975, “The Wiz” instantly took off, even winning seven Tony Awards. In 2024, it will return to Broadway for the first time in decades — but not before stopping in cities like Atlanta first.

Actor Olivia Jackson came to Atlanta News First to talk about the show. It’s a twist on the classic movie “The Wizard of Oz,” with a diverse score featuring soul, gospel, rock and ‘70s funk music.

“The Wiz” is playing in Atlanta from Nov. 14-19. You can learn more about the show and buy tickets here.

Hope Dean

Hope Dean

Hope Dean is a digital content producer with Atlanta News First. She previously reported for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Fresh Take Florida.