Fashion and audience manners have changed quite a bit since the Ford’s Theatre of Lincoln’s time. Discover what’s different.
You may be familiar with costumed interpreters at historic sites. Or perhaps you have seen reenactors at Gettysburg or other Civil War battlefields. But only at Ford’s Theatre can you see history come to life through fully staged theatre productions.
In this discussion with National Museum of African American History and Culture Curator Dr. Dwandalyn Reece, we learn the importance of strong female characters like Dorothy, and how her story, reimagined in The Wiz, is a beautiful example of the African-American experience.
In this exclusive interview, Charlie and Rusty (the pups playing Toto in The Wiz) reveal their favorite D.C. hot spots, their dream roles and how they got started in show-biz.
Go backstage with the cast and crew of The Wiz (even Toto!) with these recent Instagram photo highlights.
Take a look at our findings from our process of digitizing our Ford's Theatre stage production image archive.
Recently, the Washington Informer's Kevin McNeir attended our production of The Wiz. In his review, he shares his personal history with the show, and why he feels the production continues to inspire audiences.
The Wiz first premiered on stage 43 years ago! Challenging Broadway norms, The Wiz was one of the first production with a majority African-American creative team and an all-African American cast. Learn more about the musical's history in the following post.