Cedric Smith News

BroadwayWorld Toronto Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Ramin Karimloo Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Toronto! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Toronto Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/14 - Numbers Leads Best Community!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2013

Voting is now underway for Toronto! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Toronto Awards Update 11/29 - Ramin Karimloo Gobbling Up!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Toronto! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Toronto Update 11/25 - Mirvish Dominating!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Voting is now underway for Toronto! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Webber's Touring WIZARD OF OZ Touches Down in L.A.
by Michael L. Quintos - Oct 01, 2013

What do you do for an updated stage adaptation of arguably one of cinema's much-beloved motion pictures of all time? Well for theater impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber and director Jeremy Sams, you populate the show with over-the-top, more cartoonish characters and snarky, audience-winking dialogue. Oh, yeah, and add a few new songs from Webber and his frequent collaborator, lyricist Tim Rice, too. The touring company plays the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through October 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE WIZARD OF OZ Celebrates Opening at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

THE WIZARD OF OZ national tour, with old standards and new music written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber and a book adapted by Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, opened at Hollywood's Pantages Theatre last week on September 18. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

BWW TV: Robin Evan Willis, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Lee McDougall & More on the Red Carpet of THE WIZARD OF OZ Opening at Pantages
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Sep 24, 2013

The Wizard of Oz, featuring some of movie music's most unforgettable standards, along with new music written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber; a book adapted by Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams... and everything else that is good made its way successfully to Hollywood's Pantages Theatre last week (September 18) for a high flying opening night celebration which drew a full house of young and old alike. Among those involved with the festivities were BWW TV's own Los Angeles correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans on the red carpet walk of fame. Among the celebrities in attendance were Rico Rodriquez (ABC's Modern Family) and his sister Raini Rodriguez (Disney's Austin and Ally), Fox TV's Lauren Potter (Glee), Academy Award winner George Chakiris (West Side Story), Kate Linder (The Young and The Restless), Jane Kean (The Honeymooners), Ann Jeffrey's (General Hospital, Topper), Corbin Bleu (One Life to Live), RJ Mitte (AMC's Breaking Bad), Michelle Dockery of the BBC's Downton Abbey and others of note. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sir Andrew's WIZARD OF OZ Descends on the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Sep 19, 2013

The Wizard of Oz/adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams/music by Harold Arlen/additional music by Andrew Lloyd Webber/lyrics by E.Y. Harburg/additional lyrics by Tim Rice/directed by Jeremy Sams/Pantages Theatre/through October 6 (more...)

Danielle Wade Stars in THE WIZARD OF OZ LA Premiere at Pantages Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment, Warner Bros. & The Nederlander Organization have announced that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will make its L.A. debut at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited 3 week engagement; today, September 17 - October 6, 2013. Full casting for the tour is now complete. (more...)

Danielle Wade to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ LA Premiere at Pantages Theatre, 9/17-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment, Warner Bros. & The Nederlander Organization have announced that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will make its L.A. debut at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre for a limited 3 week engagement; September 17 - October 6, 2013. Full casting for the tour is now complete. (more...)

Danielle Wade, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Cedric Smith to Lead THE WIZARD OF OZ North American Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment & Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures just announced that casting is complete for the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, which will commence on September 10, 2013 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas, NV. (more...)

Go See THE WIZARD OF OZ and Receive a Box of Lindt Valentine Chocolates, 2/12-2/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2013

Sweeten the pot this Valentine's Day with the gift of chocolate. With the purchase of a pair of regular priced tickets to THE WIZARD OF OZ, for all performances from February 12 - 17, receive a box of Lindt Valentine Chocolates, (while supplies last). And to make this Valentine's Day even sweeter, all purchasers of this offer will be entered into a draw to win one of four $500.00 gift certificates to Birks. Dreams really do come true. (more...)

Toronto's THE WIZARD OF OZ Extends Through June 2, 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

From the very first performance on December 20, 2012, THE WIZARD OF OZ has been a bona fide box office hit. Audiences have packed the Ed Mirvish Theatre (formerly the Canon) to enjoy this new telling of the classic story. More than 60,000 people have already seen the show in just 35 performances, bringing in over $6M at the box office. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE WIZARD OF OZ's Danielle Wade Talks Playing 'Dorothy' in Toronto
by Stage Tube - Jan 17, 2013

Today, Danielle Wade, star of the new Toronto production of The Wizard of Oz, appeared on The Morning Show to talk about playing 'Dorothy' onstage. Click below to watch the interview! (more...)

BWW Feature: There's No Place Like Toronto for this All Canadian 'OZ'
by Kelly Cameron - Jan 16, 2013

The North American Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz took place this past Sunday, featuring an All-Canadian Cast and brand new songs to go along with the classic tale. While reviews have been mixed, the talented cast provides much reason to celebrate. Sometimes, it takes the re-telling of a classic tale to remind us that there really is no place like home. (more...)

Review Roundup: Toronto's North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Review Roundups - Jan 15, 2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment & Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures present the all-Canadian cast of the North American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, which opened on December 20 at the Mirvish Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE WIZARD OF OZ Opening Night Gala
by Kelly Cameron - Jan 15, 2013

The North American Premiere of The Wizard of Oz took place Sunday at The Ed Mirvish Theatre, featuring CBC Over the Rainbow winner Danielle Wade in the iconic role of Dorothy. BWW is thrilled to bring readers photos from the gala opening night party, which saw Danielle and cast mingling with Producer David Mirvish and the Totos. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Production Images - North American Premiere of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
by Kelly Cameron - Jan 14, 2013

The North American Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz was last night in Toronto, and the All-Canadian Cast shined like Dorothy's ruby red slippers. The show tells the classic story of Dorthy's journey to Oz, and features Over the Rainbow winner Danielle Wade in her stage debut. BWW is thrilled to bring readers pictures from the lavish production. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Canadian Cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment & Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures present the all-Canadian cast of the North American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, which opened on December 20 at the Mirvish Theatre. Watch the Canadian cast below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Toronto's North American Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 10, 2013

Producers Bill Kenwright, The Really Useful Group, David Mirvish, Troika Entertainment & Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures present the all-Canadian cast of the North American premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, which opened on December 20 at the Mirvish Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below. (more...)

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