THE SCREENING ROOM: Diana Ross, Stephanie Mills, Barbra Streisand and More Sing "Home" From The Wiz (Video)
06 Jan 2013
The Tony Award-winning Best Musical The Wiz opened on Broadway Jan. 5, 1975. In celebration of the musical, Playbill.com has put together our favorite performances of the show's iconic ballad, "Home."
The Wiz, which took home seven 1975 Tony Awards, starred Stephanie Mills in the role of Dorothy. The musical was later adapted into a 1978 feature film. A Broadway revival was produced in 1984, and an Encores! engagement ran in 2009. For more on The Wiz, visit the Playbill Vault.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.