Ashanti To Make Stage Debut In 'The Wiz'

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Ashanti is going down the Yellow Brick Road to Oz.

The Grammy-winning singer-songwriter will make her stage debut this summer as Dorothy in a revival of "The Wiz," the soul-tinged version of the classic L. Frank Baum story. The musical will play June 12 through July 5 at New York City Center as part of its "Encores! Summer Stars" series. Opening night is June 18.

"The Wiz" has a book by William F. Brown and a score by Charlie Smalls.

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