The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" is a musical with music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls (and others) and book by William F. Brown. It is a retelling of L. Frank Baum's children's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) in the context of contemporary African-American culture. It opened on October 21, 1974, at the Morris A. Mechanic Theatre in Baltimore, and moved to Broadway's Majestic Theatre with a new cast on January 5, 1975. The 1975 Broadway production won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. It was an early example of Broadway's mainstream acceptance of works with an all-black cast. It has had revivals in New York, London, San Diego, and the Netherlands, and a limited-run revival was presented by Encores! at New York City Center in June 2009. A big-budget film adaptation of the same name was released in 1978, with Ted Ross and Mabel King reprising their roles. A live television production of the stage version, The Wiz Live!, was broadcast on NBC on December 3, 2015, with an encore presentation on December 19 of the same year.
|The Feeling We Once Had||3:36|
|He's The Wizard||3:19|
|Soon As I Get Home||3:25|
|I Was Born On The Day Before Yesterday||3:20|
|Ease On Down The Road||2:26|
|Slide Some Oil To Me||2:21|
|I'm A Mean Ole Lion||1:41|
|Be A Lion||4:03|
|So You Wanted To See The Wizard||1:53|
|What Would I Do If I Could Feel||2:53|
|Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News||2:30|
|Y'all Got It!||2:14|
|If You Believe||2:17|
The Wiz - The Super Soul Musical "Wonderful Wizard of Oz" [LP]
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