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The Soul of Broadway Songbook Series: THE WIZ!!

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149 East Martin Luther King Boulevard

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Jazzanooga is presenting to Chattanooga a newly created program that celebrates the rich history and cultural impact of the thearical and musical experiences written by, for, and about African Americans.
The series presents equal parts live entertainment and education through high quality performances featuring our local and talented artists of color in an intimate cabaret style.

We are proud to present as our first of four installments for 2018 the Super Soul Musical, THE WIZ!!

BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT THE WIZ
Broadway history was made forty years ago when the cast and crew of The Wiz: The Supersoul Musical ‘Wizard of Oz’ received 9 Tony nominations and 8 wins.
The production was led and performed by African Americans, all of whom shared the honors of winning the 1975 Tony for Best Musical.
The Wiz was also groundbreaking for its adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) as a tale that celebrates African American street style as a unique subculture and unapologetically American way of life. The song lyrics, script, sets, and costumes all reference and champion the struggles and triumphs of African Americans. - National Museum of African American History & Culture




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