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Cast and Creative Team Announced for Lyric Stage's The Wiz

Dawn M. Simmons will direct this new production of the William F. Brown-Charlie Smalls musical.

Brandon G. Green will star in Lyric Stage Company's new production of The Wiz.
(photo provided by the production)

Lyric Stage Company has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of The Wiz, running May 18-June 24 at the Lyric Stage, with opening night set for Sunday, May 20.

Soneka Anderson, Elle Borders, Brandon G. Green, Steven Martin, Davron S. Monroe, Yewande O. Odetoyinbo, Juanita Pearl, Pier Lamia Porter, Carolyn Saxon, Damon Singletary, Salome Smith, and Lance-Patrick Strickland will star in the production. Under the direction of Dawn M. Simmons, the creative team will include Baron E. Pugh (scenic design), Amber Voner (costume design), Jen Rock (lighting design), and Rachel Neubauer (sound design).

The Tony-winning musical based on L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz features a book by William F. Brown and music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls. It opened on Broadway in 1975 and won seven Tonys, including Best Musical and Best Score. A 1978 film version starred Diana Ross and Michael Jackson.