UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television Presents: The Wiz
(1978) Directed by Sidney Lumet
Director Sidney Lumet’s The Wiz transplants L. Frank Baum’s fantastical world from somewhere over the rainbow to somewhere over the Brooklyn Bridge in this dazzlingly inventive, toe-tapping adaptation of the hit Broadway musical. Diana Ross heads up an all African-American cast as Dorothy, who’s whisked from Harlem to a wildly re-imagined New York City where she and Toto are befriended by the Scarecrow (Michael Jackson), Tin Man (Nipsey Russell) and Lion (Ted Ross) as they “ease on down the road” to see The Wiz (Richard Pryor). Ages 7 and Up. Early Arrival is suggested.
Sunday September 20, 2009 ~ 11:00 AM
The Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard (Intersection of Wilshire and Westwood Boulevards)
Los Angeles, CA 90024