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1984 (made)
Place of origin

Pictorial and typographic.

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Brief description
Poster advertising The Wiz at the Lyric Theatre, 1984
Physical description
Pictorial and typographic.
  • Poster height: 51cm
  • Poster width: 31.7cm
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  • Stamped with Theatre Museum, V.A.M. stamp.
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Gallery label
Re:Imagining Musicals, 15 October 2022 - 4 February 2024 The Wiz The Wiz was one of the first large-scale Broadway shows to feature an all-Black cast, with soul, funk and disco providing inspiration for musical numbers. The show was later adapted into a film starring Diana Ross as Harlem schoolteacher Dorothy. In the 2021 revival, designer Simon Kenny drew inspiration from 1970s and ’80s New York graffiti artist Michael ‘Iz the Wiz’ Martin and paid homage to previous iterations of The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz by incorporating cultural iconography into the set. Original Broadway cast recording of The Wiz 1975 Cover illustration by Milton Glaser Museum no. BMT/2/1/3133 Given by Overtures: The Bunnett-Muir Musical Theatre Archive Trust Poster for The Wiz, Lyric Hammersmith Theatre, London 1984 Designed by The Drawing Room, Warwick Museum no. S.2894-1994 Set model for The Wiz, Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester 2021 Designed by Simon Kenny Glitter, foamboard, mountboard, printed and painted paper, cardboard, metal Museum no. NCOL.219:1, 2-2022 (2022)
Object history
Associated Production: The Wiz. Adapted by: William F. Brown. Composer and lyricist: Charlie Smalls. Choreographer: Stewart Avon Arnold. Choreographer: Claud Paul Henry. Director: Peter James. Costume designer: Elaine Gerrard. Set designer: Roger Glossop. Actor: Clem Curtis. Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, London. 8.12.1984. Performance category: musical. The play was adapted from the book 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' written by L. Frank Baum.
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