PHOTO CALL: The Wiz, with Ashanti, LaChanze and Jones, at City Center

News   PHOTO CALL: The Wiz, with Ashanti, LaChanze and Jones, at City Center The City Center Encores! Summer Stars production of the Charlie Smalls-William F. Brown musical The Wiz began performances June 12.

Recording artist Ashanti heads a cast that features Orlando Jones at The Wiz, Tony winner LaChanze as Glinda, Tichina Arnold as Evillene, Dawnn Lewis as Addaperle, Joshua Henry as the Tinman, James Monroe Iglehart as the Lion and Christian White as the Scarecrow. The ensemble comprises Raymond Bennett, Tanya Birl, Darlesia Cearcy, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Angela Grovey, Ebony Haswell, Lauren Lim Jackson, Carl Lation, Maurice Lauchner, Jennifer Locke, Amy McClendon, Kenna Morris, John Eric Parker, Herman Payne, Ryan Rankine, Levensky Smith, Ephraim Sykes, Adrienne Warren, Daniel J. Watts, Juson Williams and Will Wingfield.

Here is a first look at the production, which runs at City Center in Manhattan through July 5:


For tickets, phone (212) 581-1212, or visit CityCenter. City Center is located at West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.

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