Playwright John Ruffin talks THE WIZ!
He is known for his soled out shows like The Ideal Husband, Love Me or Leave and All My Single Ladies, playwright John Ruffin is no stranger at moving a crowd. He uses his words and the characters of his stories to change people’s lives with his entertainment company J Ruffin Entertainment.
His latest production THE WIZ takes a spin on a Broadway classic which stars familiar names such as Robin Givens, Christian Keys, and Lenny Williams.
Chicago native Ruffin didn’t forget the Chicago stars-to-be either as he has local actress/singer Sandy Redd starring as the main character Dorothy!
“This I didn’t want the show to be focused on the big name actors from L. A etc because they are already stars, “ says Ruffin.
“It’s time to birth new stars and I wanted to give Chicago actors that chance.”
Check out more in the interview below.
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