Orlando Jones, Joshua Henry, Ashanti, and
James Monroe Iglehart in The Wiz
(© Robert J. Saferstein)
Orlando Jones, Joshua Henry, Ashanti, and
James Monroe Iglehart in The Wiz
(© Robert J. Saferstein)
The Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz will hold two free post-matinee talkbacks and audience Q&A sessions with Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel and members of the company on Wednesday, June 24 and Wednesday, July 1 at New York City Center.

Tony Award nominee Thomas Kail directs the show, which has a book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, and orchestrations by Harold Wheeler. Grammy Award winner Ashanti stars as Dorothy, with Orlando Jones as The Wiz (Colman Domingo plays the role for the engagement's final week), LaChanze as Glinda, Tichina Arnold as Evillene, Dawnn Lewis as Addaperle, Joshua Henry as the Tinman, James Monroe Iglehart as the Lion, Christian White as the Scarecrow, and Nigel as Toto.

The cast also features Raymond Bennett, Tanya Birl, Darlesia Cearcy, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Angela Grovey, Ebony Haswell, Lauren Lim Jackson, Carl Lation, Maurice Lauchner, Jennifer Locke, Amy McClendon, Kenna Morris, John Eric Parker, Herman Payne, Ryan Rankine, Levensky Smith, Ephraim Sykes, Adrienne Warren, Daniel J. Watts, Juson Williams, and Will Wingfield.

The production features choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, music direction by Alex Lacamoire, sets by David Korins, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Ken Billington, and sound by ACME Sound Partners.

For more information, visit www.nycitycenter.org.