The Wizard of Oz

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by Review Roundups - Oct 9, 2019
The reviews are in! What did the critics have to say? Don your ruby slipper! Paper Mill Playhouse's New Jersey premiere of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz is now on stage featuring a book by Marc Acito, musical adaptation & additional music by David Libby and conceived by and additional lyrics by Tina Marie Casamento.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Birmingham Repertory Theatre has today announced the full cast for their festive production of Peter Pan. Bringing director and choreographer Liam Steel's thrilling new imagining of the classic story to life will be a company of 18 actors.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
Television and stage star Todd McKenney will take on the hilarious role of Lord Farquaad, the short-in-stature, ruthless ruler of Duloc in the upcoming lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL. Todd will join our fairy-tale cast of Ben Mingay as Shrek, Lucy Durack as Princess Fiona and Marcia Hines as the Dragon in this wonderful Broadway hit musical. Todd will perform in the Sydney season of the musical, and the Melbourne performances currently on sale.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019
The great British tradition of Pantomime is being commemorated with the release of a limited number of festive coins from the Guernsey treasury.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019
Remember how that movie 'Elf' starring Will Ferrell made you laugh? And how heartwarming it was? Well, 'Elf' is also a Broadway musical, and it's coming to The Media Theatre this holiday season (November 13-January 12). Christian Ryan directs and choreographs. Ben Kapilow is Resident Music Director.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
The Area Stage Company announces that the beloved Broadway show 'FIDDLER ON THE ROOF JR,' will open at ASC's theatre in Coral Gables on November 1st.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Barter Theatre announces the 2020 season packed with hit musicals, classic literature, new works, and everything in between. As always at Barter Theatre there is something for everyone in the 2020 season. 
by TV News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Julien's Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, held its marquee two-day music auction event Icons & Idols: ROCK 'N' ROLL Friday, October 25 and Saturday, October 26 live in Hard Rock Cafe® New York and online at juliensauctions.com in front of a buzzing crowd of collectors and music fans bidding live on the floor, online and on the phone across the globe for over 700 items owned and used by a who's who of music legends including Kurt Cobain, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Queen, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen, Elton John, Janis Joplin and more. 
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Rose Theatre Kingston today announces the full cast for its festive new version of the Hans Christian Andersen classic The Snow Queen written by Ciaran McConville, who returns to the theatre following last year's successful adaptation of Hansel & Gretel. McConville directs a cast of local young actors from Rose Youth Theatre led by a team of professional actors including Helena Blackman (The Snow Queen), Roger May (Dad/Father Christmas), Davina Moon (Freya), Parisa Shahmir (Gerda) and Jack Wolfe (Kai). The production opens on 13 December 2019, with previews from 6 December, and runs until 5 January 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
A star-studded cast including some of Australia's most celebrated opera, television, film and music theatre performers lncluding Anthony Warlow and Jemma Rix star in Jekyll & Hyde.
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 25, 2019
We asked, and you delivered! We recently asked BroadwayWorld readers to name the funniest on-stage mishaps they've either seen on stage or experienced while performing. Now we've gathered some of the standout answers for you to enjoy, with mishaps from shows including Be More Chill, Spongebob Squarepants, Aladdin, and more. Get ready to laugh with all of these responses!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
East Lynne Theater Company celebrates its 39th season with its annual gala on Monday, November 4, at Aleathea's Restaurant at the Inn of Cape May. The entertainer is Jenna Pastuszek, who'll be singing the signature songs of Judy Garland. It's the fiftieth anniversary of Garland's death, and the 80th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
For its fall Learning Theater Production, Creative Cauldron will present The Jungle Book, adapted from Rudyard Kipling's classic by Laura Connors Hull and Ellen Selby and featuring ten original songs by Matt Conner and Stephen Gregory Smith.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
The Duluth Playhouse rings in the holiday season with the beloved family adventure musical that is also celebrating the 80th anniversary of its feature film, The Wizard of Oz. It plays in the NorShor Theatre from December 5-22, 2019, and is directed by guest artist, Joe Chvala (who also directed last year's Beauty and the Beast).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019
Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's second musical of the 2019-20 season will be WORKING, based on Stud Terkel's landmark book in which he interviewed Chicagoans about their feelings toward their jobs.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Historic Hudson Valley and Brian Clowdus bring The Sleepy Hollow Experience, a new signature Halloween event, to Sleepy Hollow Country's top-rated fall festivities this year. The interactive musical performance opened on October 4th to a sold –out run! Due to demand, performances have been extended until November 10th. Get your tickets while you still can!
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2019
Historic Hudson Valley and Brian Clowdus bring The Sleepy Hollow Experience, a new signature Halloween event, to Sleepy Hollow Country's top-rated fall festivities this year. The interactive musical performance opened on October 4th to a sold a?"out run! Due to demand, performances have been extended until November 10th. Get your tickets while you still can!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Award-winning Pantochino Productions Inc. has opened it's 2019-20 season with the return of it's popular family musical, “The Wicked Witch of the West: Kansas or Bust” at the MAC, Milford Arts Council on Railroad Avenue in Downtown Milford with performances through October 27th.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
A thrilling Re-Imagining Of PETER PAN Flies Into Birmingham Repertory Theatre for Christmas 2019. Directed by Liam Steel, this new staging of the classic story will play from 30 November to 19 January.
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2019
Animation Magazine has unveiled its list of this year's distinguished Animation Hall of Fame Game-Changers award recipients. The honorees will receive their awards at the World Animation & VFX Summit Opening Night Party on Sunday, Nov. 3 at the newly remodeled The Garland Hotel in N. Hollywood, Calif.
by Rich Mehrenberg - Oct 21, 2019
ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when an intriguing young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Walnut Street Theatre (WST) continues its 211th season with the hilarious Broadway hit, SHREK THE MUSICAL. Directed by Glenn Casale and choreographed by Robbie Roby, the production begins previews on November 5, opens November 13, and continues through January 5 on the Walnut's Mainstage.
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Netflix Inc., the world's leading Internet entertainment service, announced that a Korean romantic comedy series Crash Landing on You (Korean title: 사랑의 불시착) will launch globally later this year.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019
Gemma Maclean and Ben Morris will star in the new production of the 1966 Tony Award-Winning musical I Do! I Do! which will run at Upstairs at the Gatehouse in London this Autumn.
by BWW Special - Oct 18, 2019
BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature Once On This Island, The Light in the Piazza, Sweeney Todd and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse and the company of Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz support a?oeSpirit Day 2019a?? in the attached image. This year's Spirit Day (Thursday, October 17) is a means of speaking out against LGBTQ bullying and standing with LGBTQ youth, who disproportionately face bullying and harassment because of their identities. Pledging to 'go purple' on Spirit Day is a way for everyone to visibly show solidarity with LGBTQ youth and to take part in the largest, most visible anti-bullying campaign in the world.  
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2019
The full cast has been announced for The Astonishing Times of Timothy Cratchit, a new musical with book by Allan Knee (the writer of Hope Aria's 2017 hit musical, Little Women), and music and lyrics by newcomer Andre Catrini. Ryan Kopel stars in the title role of Timothy. He is joined by Paul Greenwood, Michael Matus, Sammy Graham and Helen Pearson who star as Scrooge, Grimaldi, Lucy and Mrs Linden/Miss Poole respectively.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The Ritz Theatre Company is proud to present its final production of the 2019 mainstage season, The Wiz, the cultural musical masterpiece that infuses L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with a dazzling mix of rock, gospel, and soul music.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
Casting News! Lythgoe Family Panto (LFP) in association with the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, announce Michael Campion (Netflix's Fuller House) in the role of Prince Harry for their ten- year anniversary production of A SNOW WHITE CHRISTMAS at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, (300 East Green Street, Pasadena CA 91101), featuring new songs and script, which will play a strictly limited engagement from December 13 through December 22.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2019
The world premiere production of Bright and Brave: A New Musical will be presented at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street) from November 8 a?" 23, 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
New casting has been announced for the multi award-winning West End production of HAMILTON as the show enters its third year at the Victoria Palace Theatre. Also announced is the release of further tickets with the show now booking in London to 28 March 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2019
Australia's leading theatre producer John Frost today announced the full adult cast of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL, which opens in Australia next year. SHREK THE MUSICAL will play at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star from 1 January 2020, followed by seasons at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne from 16 February and at the Lyric Theatre, Brisbane from 9 May.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural & Bookstore will present a?oeART & MINDS GATHERING FOR CHANGE,a?? their 2019 Fundraising Gala, to be held on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 6:00 a?" 10:00 p.m. at La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, 501 N. Main Street (between Arcadia Street and Avenida César Chávez), Los Angeles, CA 90012.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Cambridge Arts Theatre has announced the full principal cast for this year's traditional family pantomime, Cinderella, with legendary ballet dancer and TV personality Wayne Sleep leading the cast for a second year as an Ugly Sister, alongside Corrie's Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts), playing Baron Hardup.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Bidders will have a chance to own their own personal piece of Disneyland at Profiles in History's upcoming Animation & Disneyana Auction. Treasures on offer include rare Disneyland ride vehicles, park décor, and attraction posters, as well as animation art from some of the most beloved movies and TV shows of all time, and original illustrations by artists like Dr. Seuss. The auction will take place October 18th in Los Angeles.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Great dancing candlesticks! Just wait to see what Aurora's Paramount Theatre has in store for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, November 13, 2019-January 19, 2020 at the beautiful Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora. Press opening is Friday, November 22, at 8 p.m.
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 10, 2019
Today's subject Chris Clark is currently living his theatre life in a big way. He is making his national tour debut in the Jimmy Buffet extravaganza Escape to Margaritaville. The tour plays here in DC through October 13th at the National Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Porchlight Music Theatre announces the next production in its 25th Anniversary season: the New Faces Sing Broadway series. New Faces Sing Broadway 1956, hosted by Angela Ingersoll, directed by Brianna Borger and music directed by Chuck Larkin, returns to Evanston at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and to The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m.
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2019
The Wizard of Oz has been restored a number of times but this is the very first 4K HDR edition of the 1939 classic! In honor of the release of this rendition of the film, Collider was invited to Motion Picture Imaging at Warner Bros. to get a behind-the-scenes look at the facility and exactly what it takes to bring The Wizard of Oz to screen with an expanded color platelet and contrast range.
by TV News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
A legendary entertainer's life comes into focus when JUDY Arrives on Digital December 10 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus Digital) and DVD and On Demand December 24 from Lionsgate. Directed by Tony® nominee Rupert Goold (2019, Best Direction of a Play, Ink) and written for the screen by Tom Edge, Judy stars Oscar® winner Renée Zellweger (2003, Best Supporting Actress, Cold Mountain), Jessie Buckley (Beast, Wild Rose, TV's a?oeChernobyla??), Primetime Emmy® nominee Finn Wittrock (2018, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie, a?oeThe Assassination of Gianni Versacea??), Primetime Emmy® nominee Rufus Sewell (2019, Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, a?oeThe Marvelous Mrs. Maisela??), and Golden Globe® nominee Michael Gambon (2003, Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Television Motion Picture, a?oePath to Wara??). Shedding light on the iconic Judy Garland's final years, the film features timeless music including perfomances of classic songs like a?oeOver the Rainbow,a?? a?oeFor Once In My Life,a?? and a?oeCome Rain or Come Shine.a??
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
NYU Skirball will present Elements of Oz, a live performance/augmented reality mash-up of theater, technology and pop culture that celebrates and deconstructs The Wizard of Oz, from the New York-based performance company, The Builders Association, on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2019 at NYU Skirball. The MGM film is celebrating its 80th Anniversary as one of America's most beloved films (it opened on August 25, 1939). NYU Skirball will present Elements of Oz, a live performance/augmented reality mash-up of theater, technology and pop culture that celebrates and deconstructs The Wizard of Oz, from the New York-based performance company, The Builders Association, on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8, 2019 at NYU Skirball. The MGM film is celebrating its 80th Anniversary as one of America's most beloved films (it opened on August 25, 1939).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
Quintessence Theatre Group, Philadelphia's professional classic repertory theatre, continues its tenth anniversary season of progressive classic theatre with a heartwarming classic tale for all ages. The company will bring audiences into the magical land of Oz for the holidays when it presents L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2019
The Ark Theatre has announced that playwright-in-residence Stephen Fife will debut numerous works in its 2019/2020 season that include the world premiere of 'In The Mood' and a workshop production of 'Isabella in Oz.' The romantic comedy 'In The Mood' will begin steamy previews Friday November 8, open November 16 and continue through December 14, while family-friendly 'Isabella in Oz' opens December 9 with afternoon and evening performances. The Ark Theatre is located at 5708 Lankershim Boulevard, North Hollywood, 91601. Tickets are $20, other than previews. Limited seating. Ample street parking. To purchase ticket (prices subject to change) or find out more, go to www.arktickets.org.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
From the producer of such memorable productions as Freud's Last Session, Howie the Rookie, Blonde Poison, The Time Machine and Lip Service, comes a different experience a?" a dramatised reading of Shackleton's Carpenter, by the indomitable Peter FitzSimons. It is an epic true story of exploration, survival, courage, conflict and the workings of the British class system, through the eyes of Shackleton's carpenter.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019
Believe in magic this Holiday Season at the Fulton Theatre! Peter Pan flies in, November 14 through December 29, with previews November 12 & 13. An adventure for the entire family, Peter Pan is being produced on the grand scale of the Fulton's Beauty and the Beast.
by Jade Kops - Nov 5, 2019
In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the release of the 'Complete Works' double CD of Leslie Bricusse (Book and Lyrics) and Frank Wildhorn's (Music) JEKYLL & HYDE, Concertworks presents the first Australian professional presentation of the gothic musical.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Sierra Repertory Theatre is celebrating 41 years of continued artistic and entertainment excellence in Tuolumne County. The recently announced 2020 Season of plays and musicals has already seen an influx of Season Subscribers rushing to reserve their tickets. 
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
The Walnut Street Theatre continues its 2019-20 Independence Studio on 3 season with O. Henry's classic tale, THE GIFTS OF THE MAGI. Directed by Jesse Bernstein, the production begins previews on November 12, opens November 21, and continues through December 22.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019
Last night the Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) hosted its annual DGF Gala to celebrate artists and honor patrons of the American theater community in gratitude of their continued support of emerging writers and creators at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in NYC.  Jason Alexander may have said it best: “a world without writers is just mimes and improv.”
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019
Goodspeed Musicals has announced this year's cast of A Connecticut Christmas Carol - the musical treat infused with Connecticut flavor by LJ Fecho and Michael O'Flaherty. Perfect for the holidays, A Connecticut Christmas Carol, the family-friendly take on the Dickens classic, will return to The Terris Theatre December 4 - 28, 2019. This production is supported in part by the Richard P. Garmany Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, Masonicare at Chester Village and GKN Aerospace Services Structures Corporation.