Let's Pretend I'm A Casting Director — Here Are 9 Actors I'd Want In The Broadway Revival Of "The Wiz"

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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.


Hailey Kilgore as Dorothy


Myles Frost as Scarecrow


Corey Hawkins as Tin Man


Jamie Foxx as The Lion


Amber Riley as Addaperle


Billy Porter as The Wiz


Alex Newell as Evillene


Joaquina Kalukango as Glinda


Natasha Yvette Williams as Aunt Em

Who would you cast in Broadway’s The Wiz? Let me know in the comments.

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