The Wiz Live! Costume Exhibit Opening Celebration

Sat. Sep 17, 2016 at 7:00pm EDT
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The Wiz Live! Costume Exhibit Opening Celebration

FashionAFRICANA is pleased to present the world premiere of COSTUMES of THE WIZ LIVE! Exhibition in conjunction with The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust at the August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh PA. This one-of-a-kind multi-media exhibition - celebrating the work of Tony Award winning costume designer, Paul Tazewell - will feature costumes and other theatrical pieces from the critically-acclaimed NBC televised broadcast, THE WIZ LIVE!, directed by Kenny Leon.  Pittsburgh is the only city to feature these costumes before they hit Broadway in 2017.

COSTUMES OF THE WIZ LIVE! Opening Celebration presented by HIGHMARK BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD will be held on Saturday, September 17, 2016.  Chaired by Pittsburgh's very own Kiya Tomlin, the opening celebration will feature a special appearance by Tony Award winning costume designer, Paul Tazewell and include:

VIP Private Exhibit Tour with Paul Tazewell and Cocktail Reception;

Special performances by Broadway sensation vocalist Brynn Williams and Pittsburgh's own Kingdom People; and

Emerald City Dance Party "Serve, Slay, Beat, Fierce!" The hottest dance party in Pittsburgh will be re-imagined - FashionAFRICANA style - as a land of green-colored beauty, fashion, cocktails and music by Pittsburgh's own DJ Nate da Phat Barber plus surprised guests! 

Proceeds from the exhibit's opening celebration will support The Education Program for The Wiz Live! sponsored by Mike and Kiya Tomlin.  The program consists of a series of workshops targeting youth in grades 6 to 8 that will inspire students to consider careers in fashion and theatre arts.  The programming is designed to allow students to unleash their creative powers and celebrate African-American heritage.

"Quality African-American programming like this exhibit demonstrates to our community that they are welcomed, valued and capable of greatness.  Honoring our rich culture and the talents of African-American artists encourages our youth to believe in their dreams, their possibilities and their own worth."  Kiya Tomlin


The COSTUMES of THE WIZ LIVE! exhibition is open to the public - $5 donation requested per visitor.


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August Wilson Center 980 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222