THE WIZARD OF OZ: A JAZZ MUSICAL FOR ALL AGES
Tato Laviera Theatre
240 East 123rd street
New York, NY 10035
NEW YORK, November 23 -- The Wizard of Oz: A Jazz Musical for All Ages, presented by Harlem Repertory Theater (HRT) and Yip Harburg Foundation, has been extended through June 8, 2019 due to continuing and steady audience interest. The production has played since October 8, 2016 at Tato Laviera Theatre, 240 East 123rd Street (near 2nd Ave.), Manhattan, and has previously been extended six times. As of this writing, upcoming performances are Saturdays at 3:00 PM: December 15, 2018; January 26, February 9 & 23, March 9 & 23, June 8, 2019. The classic musical is being mounted with a multi-racial cast, a jazzy underscore and authoritative dramaturgy by representatives of the Yip Harburg Foundation. Director/choreographer is Keith Lee Grant, Artistic Director of Harlem Rep, who is in the midst of a four-year project of presenting classic musicals that have lyrics by E.Y. Yip Harburg. Harlem Repertory Theatre recently opened Jamaica, which will play in rep with The Wizard of Oz this season as the company moves toward its Yip Harburg Festival. The troupe will add a double bill of Finian's Rainbow and Flahooley to its repertoire in 2018 and Bloomer Girl in 2019. The aim is to have four musicals running in repertory for the 2019-2020 seasons. As of the end of this extension, on June 8, 2019, The Wizard of Oz will have played 55 performances.