The Wiz

Original Broadway Production (1975)

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Musical Numbers

Act One

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  • Overture
  • The Feeling We Once Had .... Aunt Em
  • Tornado Ballet .... Company
  • He's the Wizard .... Addaperle & Munchkins
  • Soon As I Get Home .... Dorothy
  • I Was Born on the Day Before Yesterday .... Scarecrow & Crows
  • Ease on Down the Road .... Dorothy, Scarecrow & Yellow Brick Road
  • Slide Some Oil to Me .... Tin Man, Dorothy & Scarecrow
  • Mean Ole Lion .... Lion
  • Kalidah Battle .... Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Kalidahs & Yellow Brick Road
  • Be a Lion .... Dorothy & Lion
  • Lion's Dream .... Lion & Poppies
  • Emerald City Ballet (Psst) .... Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion & Company
  • So You Wanted to Meet the Wizard? .... The Wiz
  • What Would I Do If I Could Feel? .... Tin Man

Act Two

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  • Entr'Acte
  • No Bad News .... Evillene
  • Funky Monkeys .... Monkeys
  • Everybody Rejoice .... Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion & Winkies
  • Who Do You Think You Are? .... Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man & Lion
  • Believe in Yourself .... The Wiz
  • Y'all Got It .... The Wiz
  • A Rested Body Is a Rested Mind .... Glinda
  • Believe in Yourself (reprise) .... Glinda
  • Home .... Dorothy

Additional Musical Numbers Lists

These song lists document any changes that the production went through aside from the opening night song list.

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Trivia & History

In August 2015, a performance was staged in honor of the 40th anniversary of the original Broadway production (one performance in Central Park and two more in Marcus Garvey Park). Choreographer George Faison produced the performance as well as co-hosting with original cast member Phylicia Rashad. Original cast members Andre De Shields (The Wiz) and Dee Dee Bridgewater (Glinda) also performed.

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