Everybody rejoice because The Wiz is coming (back) to Broadway in 2024 with a pre-production tour starting in Baltimore later this year! But 2024 seems so far away, so I couldn’t help but put together a dream cast of my own.
Now, before all the theater lovers drag me, let me say that my inspiration for my dream cast is not exclusive to the Broadway version of The Wiz. I was not alive when the show originated on Broadway, so I’ve taken inspo from just about every adaptation of The Wiz I can imagine: the movie starring Diana Ross and Michael Jackson, The Wiz Live!, the Original Broadway soundtrack, and other related performances. That said, let's ease on down the road with the nine actors I'd love to see in The Wiz on Broadway.
1.Hailey Kilgore as Dorothy
2.Myles Frost as Scarecrow
3.Corey Hawkins as Tin Man
4.Jamie Foxx as The Lion
5.Amber Riley as Addaperle
6.Billy Porter as The Wiz
7.Alex Newell as Evillene
8.Joaquina Kalukango as Glinda
9.Natasha Yvette Williams as Aunt Em
Who would you cast in Broadway's The Wiz? Let me know in the comments.