The Wiz Star Joins Apollo Fall Season Line-Up | Playbill

News The Wiz Star Joins Apollo Fall Season Line-Up Tony winner Dee Dee Bridgewater, who won the Tony Award as Best Featured Actress in a Musical for playing Glinda in the 1975 production of The Wiz, is among the line-up at the Apollo Theater's fall and winter season. Performing as part of the New Orleans Masquerade, Bridgewater is joined on stage by Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra.

Dee Dee Bridgewater Photo by Mark Higashino

The New Orleans Masquerade will take place Oct. 31 on the Apollo main stage.

The line-up also features the return of Breakin Convention, the international festival of hip hop dance theatre running Oct. 16-18. "From the best New York, U.S. and international poppers, lockers, house dancers, b boy and b girls. A packed program offers everything from mainstream to experimental, showcasing all the hallmarks of the genre," reads the Apollo's description of the three-day event.

The famed Harlem venue has also announced the launch of its Apollo Comedy Club, monthly performances that will showcase emerging comics such as Del Harrison, Omar Thompson, Marshall Brandon and more.

To purchase tickets and for more information visit ApolloTheater. The Apollo is located at 253 W 125th St, New York.

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