Phylicia Rashad, George Faison, Andre De Shields and original cast of 'The Wiz' reunite in Central Park concert
Last night, original stars from the Broadway production of The Wiz shined in Central Park for a concert marking the 40th anniversary of the Tony Award-winning musical.
The Wiz: A Celebration of Dance and Music was choreographed and hosted by stage legend George Faison and co-hosted by Cosby Show actress Phylicia Rashad (a munchkin from the original Broadway show).
André De Shields reprised his role as The Wiz, alongside Dee Dee Bridgewater (Glinda) Wallace Gary (the scarecrow), Ebony Jo-Ann (Addaperle), Regi Woods (the cowardly lion), and Elaine Phifer (Evilene). Darlescia Cearcy and Inaya Day took turns playing Dorothy.
Faison made history in 1975 when he became the first African-American to win a Tony Award for Best Choreography for The Wiz.
The Wiz: A Celebration of Dance and Music was a part of City Parks Foundation’s Summerstage presented by Capitol One Bank.