LAST CHANCE: The Wiz and Coraline

News   LAST CHANCE: The Wiz and Coraline Two musicals written decades apart about young women on a journey conclude their New York engagements: One about a girl who travels over the rainbow and another that follows its young heroine through a magical door.

Here's Playbill.com's weekly "Last Chance" reminder to catch Broadway and Off-Broadway productions before they close. Closing July 5:

  • The Wiz (Encores! Summer Stars at City Center). Pop star Ashanti stars as Dorothy in Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown's funky 1970's retelling of L. Frank Baum's classic that's been infused with contemporary "street cred" from Tony-nominated In the Heights director Thomas Kail and his Tony-winning collaborators, choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler and musical director Alex Lacamoire. For tickets visit CityCenter.
  • Coraline (Off-Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theatre). David Greenspan and Stephin Merritt adapted Neil Gaiman's dark children's book into the atmospheric 90-minute musical that stars Jayne Houdyshell as a young girl who finds a deceptively familiar world through a door in her drawing room. For tickets visit mcctheater.org.
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