Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “The Wiz”

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The Musical

Before the movie, studios had faith that The Wiz would be a successful film because it had done so well as a Broadway play. It premiered on January 5, 1975 and won a Tony for the best musical score. By the time it had finished its Broadway run, Stephanie Mills, who played the role of Dorothy, and her cast mates had completed 1,672 performances.

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