EXCLUSIVE: Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss and husband/entrepreneur Todd Tucker have joined the producing for the Broadway-bound revival of The Wiz, Deadline has learned.
In a statement, Burruss and Tucker said, “We are thrilled to be part of The Wiz. The songs, choreography, costumes, everything about The Wiz is epic. “We have always said we want to help open the doors of theatre to all people,” they continued. “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.” The Wiz will be the latest Broadway production credit for Burruss and Tucker, following the recent revival of The Piano Lesson and last season’s Thoughts of a Colored Man.
The revival of the Tony-winning William F. Brown-Charlie Smalls musical, with new additional material by Amber Ruffin, will launch a national tour on September 23 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, the city where The Wiz made its world premiere in 1974.Read more on deadline.com