Ashanti to Play Dorothy in The Wiz

April 29, 2009 By:
Ashanti to Play Dorothy in The Wiz

Ashanti will be making her theatrical debut! She’s set to play Dorothy in The Wiz, an urbanized version of the classic The Wizard of Oz.

The theater community is a little shocked by casting, since the role was rumored to be going to former IdolTamyra Gray or Anika Noni Rose. But Ashanti landed it!

The revival will be a part of Encores! Summer Starts series in New York City. The musical will play June 12th through July 5th.

We think Ashanti is great for this role! She’s been very successful as both an musician and an actress, and this combines her two loves.

The Wiz will run June 12 - July 5. Tickets range from $25 - $110 and are available at the New York City Center Box Office (West 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues), through CityTix® at 212-581-1212, or online at