Ruby Slippers News

Breaking News: Danielle Wade Will Make Panto Debut in Ross Petty's 'CINDERELLA - THE GAGS TO RICHES'
by Alan Henry - Jul 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Toronto's favorite Dorothy will be trading in her Ruby Slippers for a pair made of glass instead! Danielle Wade will make her panto debut in CINDERELLA - FROM GAGS TO RICHES at the Elgin Theatre (part of the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatres, the last active double decker performance venue in the world) from November 21 2014 to January 4, 2015. (more...)

Academy Brings Hollywood Costume To Iconic Wilshire May Company Building
by Movies News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building (more...)

WICKED Author Gregory Maguire Sheds Light on Early Film Script of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 27, 2014

Gregory Maguire was just a kid when The Wizard of Oz film came out, but every year, he and his family would cuddle up in front of their black-and-white television to watch the annual television broadcast of their favorite musical movie. It wasn't until years later that that same enchanted, young boy would grow up to author the untold story of the witches of Oz: Wicked. (more...)

bergenPAC Adds PINKALICIOUS, FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL & More to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jun 02, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey is excited to present An Evening with Jay Black: 76th Birthday Party Saturday, November 1st at 8PM, Pinkalicious the Musical on Sunday, November 16th at 1PM & 4PM, Wild Kratts Live, Sunday November 30th at 1PM and Fancy Nancy the Musical, Sunday March 8th at 1PM & 4PM- tickets for these four shows go on sale Friday, June 6th at 11AM. Be sure to reserve your tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Stagecrafters Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ Thru June 22
by Anton Anderssen - May 26, 2014

Complete with flying monkeys and witches, colorful munchkins, and a real 'Toto,' The Wizard of Oz will run June 6th through the 22nd at the Baldwin Theatre, 415 S. Lafayette in downtown Royal Oak. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WIZARD OF OZ Is A Decidedly Mixed Bag at the Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - May 23, 2014

I hesitated to review the current touring production of THE WIZARD OF OZ (Fox Theatre, through May 18, 2014), which has been adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams, because even though I thought it told essentially the same tale as the original, I didn't particularly care for it. There's certainly a lot more spectacle than you'd find in your typical production, but the script is so camped up, and the additional songs so mundane, that it comes off as trying that they may have been trying a little too hard when they updated the show. In any event, the flashy and colorful show seemed to appeal to the crowd, but I'm wondering if they're aware of how much it's been pared down technically so that it could tour and play different size venues. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Lyon Opera Ballet Offers a Mobil Sculpture as Glimpse of the End of the World
by Brendan Drake - May 21, 2014

Last weekend, The Brooklyn Academy of Music saw the return of the Lyon Opera Ballet and the American premier of Christian Rizzo's Ni Fleurs, Ni Ford-Mustang. While commissioning works by contemporary choreographers is now a staple with ballet companies (particularly in Europe), Lyon Opera Ballet has developed a bit of a vanguard reputation in championing "modern ballet." Since its inception in 1969, the Company has commissioned works by American choreographers Bill T Jones, Susan Marshall, William Forsythe, and Trisha Brown as well as avant-garde European artists Alain Buffard, Maguy Marin and Jerome Bell, just to name a few. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Cameras, Three-Sheet SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Poster & More Set for Debbie Reynolds' Profiles in History Auction This Weekend
by Movies News Desk - May 17, 2014

Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, is proud to present the third and final auction of Debbie Reynolds' Hollywood collection. 'Debbie Reynolds-The Auction Finale' will feature treasures from virtually every discipline in movie making, including hundreds of costumes worn by such stars as Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Mae West, Barbara Stanwyck and Fred Astaire. (more...)

The Smithsonian and The Great Courses Partner for Lectures on History, Science, Travel and the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

The Smithsonian and The Great Courses, a leading developer and marketer of premium-quality media for lifelong learning, announced a 10-year licensing agreement to produce new courses devoted to history, science, culture, travel, music and the arts. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Cameras, Three-Sheet SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Poster & More Set for Debbie Reynolds' Profiles in History Auction, 5/17-18
by Movies News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Profiles in History, the world's largest auctioneer of Hollywood memorabilia, is proud to present the third and final auction of Debbie Reynolds' Hollywood collection. 'Debbie Reynolds-The Auction Finale' will feature treasures from virtually every discipline in movie making, including hundreds of costumes worn by such stars as Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergman, Mae West, Barbara Stanwyck and Fred Astaire. (more...)

Kickstarter Launched For WHO STOLE THE RUBY SLIPPERS? Oz Doc
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 14, 2014

A new crowd-sourcing campaign for a proposed documentary all about iconic movie memorabilia item the ruby red slippers from THE WIZARD OF OZ titled WHO STOLE THE Ruby Slippers? is now available to support according to a new Kickstarter listing. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 02, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

Swarovski Celebrates Seven Years Of Lighting Up The Oscars
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014


bergenPAC to Present FANCY NANCY THE MUSICAL, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood New Jersey presents Fancy Nancy The Musical Saturday, March 8thth 2014 at 1pm & 4pm. Fancy Nancy The Musical is based on The New York Times best seller book. Be sure to reserve tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or bergenPAC's Box Office at 201.227.1030. (more...)

Project DayDream to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 2/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

GRAB your Ruby Slippers, click your heels three times and transport yourself to Project DayDream's production of THE WIZARD OF OZ! The classic tale tells the story of young Dorothy, who yearns to find her way back home and, along the way, meets a group of characters who teach her that home truly is where the heart is. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Peek Inside BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ Rehearsals
by Walter McBride - Jan 21, 2014


Profiles in History Auctions Costumes From THE SOUND OF MUSIC Movie Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2013

Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce that a historic collection of costumes worn by Christopher Plummer 'Captain Von Trapp' and the 'Von Trapp Children' from The Sound of Music, will be going up for sale at their Hollywood Auction today, December 21st. (more...)

Items from Vincent van Gogh, Marilyn Monroe Set for Profiles in History Auction Today
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2013

Profiles in History run by Joe Maddalena is proud to announce The Property of a Distinguished American Private Collector Part lll. The third installment of this highly coveted collection is set to be auctioned worldwide today, December 19th. (more...)

ELVIS PRESLEY Items Featured at Rock 'N' Roll Auction Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena, is proud to announce that the King of Rock and Roll has not left the building; he's at their Rock 'N' Roll auction today, December 18. The highly coveted items of Elvis Presley are detailed below. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WIZARD OF OZ Has the Brain, Nerve and Most of the Heart
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Dec 07, 2013

Technical wizardry and solid singing highlighted this new production of WIZARD OF OZ, now playing at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts in Saint Paul. (more...)

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