June 22, 2011 10:15 PM

Robert Trussell | As Coterie revisits ‘The Wiz,’ meet the man behind the curtain

In the ’70s the expression of African-American aesthetics was a hot topic. Yet “The Wiz,” which began performances this week at the Coterie Theatre, was a collaboration between white and black artists. William F. Brown, who wrote the book for the musical, recently described the show’s origins.

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