The Wiz


Show Details

Music
Charlie Smalls (11)
Lyrics
Charlie Smalls (11)
Book
William F. Brown (6)
Additional Music
Timothy Graphenreed (2), Anthony Jackson (3), Quincy Jones (55), Elijah Kelly, Harvey Mason Jr. (3), Ne-Yo (6), Stephen Oremus (23), Luther Vandross (4), Harold Wheeler (40)
Additional Lyrics
Nickolas Ashford (2), Elijah Kelly, Harvey Mason Jr. (3), Ne-Yo (6), Stephen Oremus (23), Valerie Simpson (2), Luther Vandross (4)
Type
Musical
Premiere
January 5, 1975

Recordings


Audio Recordings

The Wiz - 1975 Original Broadway Cast
Diana Ross Sings Songs From The Wiz - 1978 Diana Ross
Songs from The Wiz - 1978 Studio Cast
The Wiz - 1978 Film Soundtrack
El mago - 1992 Mexican Cast
De Wiz - 1994 Dutch Cast
The Wiz - 2000 Studio Cast (Karaoke)
Y'All Got It: Music from the Wiz by Charlie Smalls - 2003 The Onus
The Wiz - 2006 Dutch Cast
El mago - 2010 Peruvian Cast
Akinori Nakagawa's The Wiz - 2012 Akinori Nakagawa
The Wiz Live! - 2015 TV Cast
The Wiz - Karaoke

Video Recordings

The Wiz - 1978 Film
The Wiz Live! - 2015 TV Cast

Noncommercial Video Recordings

The Making of The Wiz Live! - 2015 NBC Documentary
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Songs also appear on these recordings (15)


Recording Songs
Movin' in the Right Direction - 1975 Stephanie Mills Home
Great Hits from Grease, Great Hits from the Wiz - 1978 Studio Cast Ease on Down the Road, Everybody Rejoice, He's the Wizard, Tornado, Y'all Got It!
Broadway Micky - 1994 Micky Dolenz Ease on Down the Road
Torch Songs... and Some Not So Torturous - 1995 Geraldine Turner Home
No One Is Alone - 1996 Laurie Beechman If You Believe
Party Request Series, Vol. 5: Broadway's Best - 1997 Studio Cast Ease on Down the Road
Broadway Unplugged 2 - 2005 Concert Cast Be a Lion
Glee: The Music. Season 1, Vol. 3 - 2010 TV Soundtrack Home
When I Grow Up: Broadway's Next Generation (Live at 54 BELOW) - 2013 Concert Cast You Can't Win
BroadwayWorld Visits Oz - 2014 Concert Cast Be a Lion, Ease on Down the Road, Home, If You Believe, So You Wanted to See the Wizard
Let It Sing - 2014 Euan Doidge Home
They Wrote the Songs - 2014 Julie Budd Home
Broadway Brick By Brick - 2016 Michael Longoria Home
Broadway My Way - 2018 Heather Headley Home
The Norm Lewis Christmas Album - 2018 Norm Lewis Home


Songs

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Cut Song

  • Wonder, Wonder Why
    • Cut before Broadway opening. Re-added for 1984 revival.
  • You Can't Win (4)
    • Cut prior to Broadway. Used in 1978 film and 2015 TV productions in place of "I Was Born on the Day Before Yesterday."

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