A musical revival is not usually the victim of divorce, but when New York-based Dodger Productions “divorced” Joop Van den Ende's Amsterdam-based Stage Entertainment in 2005, an anticipated revival of The Wiz was left hanging in the balance. In the end, the Dodgers retained US rights, and Stage Entertainment got the European rights — resulting in two major productions of The Wiz at virtually the same time. The Wiz premiered on Broadway in 1975, overcoming lackluster reviews to run more ...
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