BWW TV: WICKED Flies Into London!
by Craig Brockman - Oct 2, 2006

Last week at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London, the Broadway smash-hit 'Wicked' opened to deafening applause throughout. Check out BroadwayWorld.com's complete video coverage of the event featuring cast, crew and clips from the show! (more...)

BWW TV: Encores! Summer Stars THE WIZ Sneak Peek - Ashanti Sings 'Home'
by Eddie Varley - May 20, 2009

Ashanti, joined by Thomas Kail and Alex Lacamoire, gave a special behind-the-scenes, sneak peek performance this morning, Tuesday May 19th, for the media and BWW TV was there! (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Special Sneak - In Rehearsal with 'Encores! Summer Stars THE WIZ'
by Broadway Beat - May 29, 2009

Singer/songwriter, actor and author Ashanti will make her stage debut as Dorothy in the New York City Center Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz, June 12 - July 5 at New York City Center (W. 55th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues). The Wiz, the 1974 rock and soul musical based on the beloved L. Frank Baum story about Dorothy and her adventures in Oz, will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Andy Blankenbuehler, with music direction by Alex Lacamoire, (the team responsible for the Tony-winning In the Heights). (more...)

BWW TV: THE WIZ 'FLIPS' On Down The Road: Backstage with James Monroe Iglehart
by Eddie Varley - Jul 3, 2009

The Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz stars Ashanti, LaChanze, Joshua Henry, James Monroe Iglehart, Christian Dante White, Tichina Arnold and Dawnn Lewis. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lea Michele Does DOROTHY OF OZ
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 14, 2010

Check out this sneak peek of Lea Michele as 'Dorothy of Oz' in an Entertainment Tonight clip. In the film, the title and beloved role of Dorothy Gale will be played by Golden-Globe nominated actress Lea Michele, star of television's hit series 'Glee'. Also known for her acclaimed Broadway roles in Spring Awakening and Les MisÚrables, Lea makes her feature film and animation voice-over debut with 'Oz' and will also be providing vocals on several original musical numbers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Crawford & Danielle Hope at Royal Variety Show
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2010

Earlier this week, Dorothy, Danielle Hope performed 'Over the Rainbow' at the Royal Variety Performance in London at the Palladium. Michael Crawford, who will play The Wizard, introduced the segment. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Danielle Hope in THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 2, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. Click below for a sneak peek at the production which just opened in London! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of West End's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 2, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. Click below for a sneak peek at the production which just opened in London! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Waddingham Sings 'Red Shoes Blues' From THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. Click below to watch Hannah Waddingham singing 'Red Shoes Blues!' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WIZARD OF OZ Celebrates Opening Night
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 3, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. Click below to watch coverage from opening night! (more...)

BWW First Listen - Danielle Hope Sings 'Over the Rainbow' from Upcoming THE WIZARD OF OZ Cast Album
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 7, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. We are very excited to present a 'first listen' to Danielle singing 'Over the Rainbow' from the show's upcoming cast album. Stay tuned for further news on that release shortly and click below to play! (more...)

BWW TV: THE WIZARD OF OZ Special - 'We're Off to See the Wizard!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. We are very excited to present 'The Wizard of Oz' week here on BroadwayWorld.com where we'll be looking at footage from the new production each day. First up? 'We're Off to See the Wizard'! (more...)

BWW TV: THE WIZARD OF OZ Special - 'The Merry Old Land of Oz!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. We are very excited to present 'The Wizard of Oz' week here on BroadwayWorld.com where we'll be looking at footage from the new production each day. Next up? 'The Merry Old Land of Oz'! (more...)

BWW TV: Around the Broadway World - THE WIZARD OF OZ Special - 'Munchkinland'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 24, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. We are very excited to present 'The Wizard of Oz' week here on BroadwayWorld.com where we'll be looking at footage from the new production each day. Next up? 'Munchkin Land'! (more...)

BWW TV: THE WIZARD OF OZ Special - Michael Crawford Sings Professor Marvel's 'Wonders of the World'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 29, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. We are very excited to present 'The Wizard of Oz' week here on BroadwayWorld.com where we'll be looking at footage from the new production each day. Next up? One of the new songs -- 'The Wonders of the World'! (more...)

BWW TV: THE WIZARD OF OZ Special - 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 18, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. We are very excited to present special footage from 'The Wizard of Oz' here on BroadwayWorld.com where we'll be looking at footage from the new production. Next up? 'Somewhere Over the Rainbow'! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WIZARD OF OZ Cast Signs Albums at Dress Circle
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2011

Audiences are following the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. Dress Circle welcomed cast members from the production at the Covent Garden Store on Thursday 2nd June, where Danielle Hope, Michael Crawford, Hannah Waddingham and David Ganly signed the London Cast Recording. Click below for an inside look at the event! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek of MSMT's THE WIZ!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 15, 2011

Maine State Music Theatre (MSMT) closes it's season with the Tony Award-winning musical, THE WIZ, playing August 10 - August 27 at the Pickard Theater in Brunswick. THE WIZ brings a mix of soul, rock and gospel music to Brunswick and a twist on L. Frank Baum's iconic story 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.' MSMT alumni Donna Drake directs this production, with choreography by Mark Stuart, and starring multiple Broadway veterans: Gwen Stewart, LaQuet Sharnell, Eric B. Anthony, E. Clayton Cornelious, Nikkeili DeMone, Bobby Daye and Gayle Turner. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Michael Crawford Talks THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2011

Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE WIZARD OF OZ, with new songs written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is now playing at The London Palladium. Joining Danielle Hope (BBC TV's Over the Rainbow winner) in the cast are Michael Crawford (Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz), Edward Baker-Duly (Hickory/Tin Man), David Ganly (Zeke/Cowardly Lion), Paul Keating (Hunk/Scarecrow), Emily Tierney (Glinda), and Hannah Waddingham (Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West) will be joined by: Sophie Evans (Alternate Dorothy), Stephen Scott (Uncle Henry/Ensemble, first cover Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz), and Helen Walsh (Aunt Em/Munchkin Barrister/Ensemble). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 1/20- THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2012

Today in 1903, The Wizard of Oz opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it ran for 293 performances. Based on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, which was originally published in 1900, much of the original music was by Paul Tietjens and has been mostly forgotten, although it was still well-remembered and in discussion at MGM in the late 1930s, when the classic film version of the story was made. The main plot of the show, as recounted in newspapers of the time, is Pastoria's attempts to regain the throne from the Wizard of Oz. The original protagonists' search for the Wizard puts them on the wrong side of the law. Since then, many new incarnations have been created, including the 1939 film, and the 2011 West End musical. (more...)

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