Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker have joined the production team for an all-new production of the hit Tony Award-winning musical The Wiz.
Producers Kristin Caskey, Mike Isaacson, Brian Anthony Moreland, and Ambassador Theatre Group announced that The Real Housewives of Atlanta stars will be lending their skills to the fan-favorite musical, which will launch a national tour this Fall in Baltimore, MD from September 23-30 before returning to Broadway for a limited time in 2024.
Kandi and Todd are joining a groundbreaking team.
The production team consists of a book by William F. Brown and a Tony Award-winning score by Charlie Smalls (and others), director Schele Williams (The Notebook, revival of Disney’s Aida), award-winning choreographer JaQuel Knight (Beyonce’s “Single Ladies,” Black is King), Emmy-nominated writer and TV host Amber Ruffin (“The Amber Ruffin Show,” “Late Night With Seth Meyers”), Joseph Joubert (music supervision, orchestrations, & music arrangements), and Allen René Louis (vocal arrangements, music arrangements).
The Wiz design team will include a scenic set by Academy Award-winner Hannah Beachler (Black Panther, Beyonce’s Black is King and Lemonade), costume design by Emmy Award-winner and two-time Academy Award-nominated Sharen Davis (Ray, Dreamgirls), lighting design by Barrymore Award-winner Ryan J. O’Gara (Thoughts of a Colored Man), sound design by Jon Weston (Parade) and wig design by Academy Award-winner Mia Neal (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).
The reality stars “are thrilled to be part of ‘The Wiz.'”
“The songs, choreography, costumes, everything about The Wiz is epic!” the couple said in a statement. “We have always said we want to help open the doors of theatre to all people. Theatre has the power to influence and inspire people to create change through art, and that is what we all need now. Art can heal and art can change you. It has changed us. So, come on and ease on down the road with us!”
Tickets are currently available exclusively as part of season subscription packages and group sales in each tour city. Additional tour information is available at WizBroadway.com.