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Energy, Enthusiasm, and Excitement Make The Wiz a Hit for Hoof ‘n’ Horn at Duke University

Energy, enthusiasm, and excitement made these two old reviewers want to “Ease on Down the Road” last night, as Hoof ‘n’ Horn opened The Wiz for an eight-performance run. This remarkable show debuted in Baltimore in 1974, before opening on Broadway the following year and won seven Tony Awards®. “It was an early example of… Read More ›

Carly Jones stars as Dorothy in The Wiz (photo by the Right Image Photography, Inc.)

The Wiz at Burning Coal: Kazowie! What a Show!

A funny thing happened to us last weekend on our way to review The Wiz, Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown’s adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in Burning Coal Theatre Company’s Murphey School Auditorium, near the Historic Oakwood Section of Raleigh. Illness prevented us from going. Several nights later, we… Read More ›


Seventy-three years ago, celebrated Chapel Hill, NC playwright Paul Green (1894-1981), who won the 1927 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for IN ABRAHAM’S BOSOM, pioneered a whole new genre, which he called a “symphonic drama of American history,” when he wrote THE LOST COLONY about the ill-fated 1587 English attempt to plant a permanent settlement on… Read More ›