The Music of The Wiz

Oz Club Vice President Ryan Bunch discusses tunes that won the Tonys.

The Wiz swept the 1975 awards winning seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.  In this presentation, Ryan Bunch talks about how the songs in the original 1975 Broadway production were conceived and composed, and how they contributed to the musical’s soulful spin on the American fairy tale.

Ryan’s research has focused especially on musical theater, culminating in his forthcoming book Oz and the Musical: Performing the American Fairy Tale from Oxford University Press. 

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