The iconic remake of The Wiz has returned and arrived at the Arie Crown Theater, brought to you by none other than John Ruffin Entertainment & Theater 47!
The Broadway Musical will feature a star studded cast, along with some of Chicago's finest on Saturday, November 23rd. To ensure you catch this classic remake, there will be, not one, but two showings; at 3pm and 7pm.
"I'm very excited to present this iconic musical, The Wiz, to Chicago. I believe it's extremely important to see the magical creativity that this remake of The Wizard of Oz possessed then and how it still rings true today,” said John Ruffin, prominent writer, producer, actor, and director.
Not only does this presentation feature Robin Givens, R&B Legend Lenny Williams, Sunday's Best winner Tasha Page Lockhart, from the Tyler Perry Series, Anthony Grant, Christian Keyes, and Terrell Carter, the musical also features some of Chicago's very own including, Melinda "SandyRedd" Bussie, who graces the stage in the role of Dorothy.
John Ruffin celebrates 24 years in the industry with sold out hits under his belt such as The Ideal Husband and Love Me Or Leave Me, which both later debuted on the Gospel Music Channel (GMC) on cable, and starred veteran actors such as Carl Payne, Shirley Murdock, Darrin Henson, Ginuwine, Clifton Powell, Jackee harry, Terri Vaughn, and Elise Neal. Both productions are available on Netflix and on DVD at Wal-Mart and other retail stores. Mr. Ruffin has also had his fair share of Broadway Musicals, as he brought Chicago The Color Purple & Dreamgirls. With the help of Crosswind Productions and Dream Productions, he hopes to have even GREATER success with his production of The Wiz. Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com