Friday, August 14, 2015

'The Wiz Live'


Earlier this year, NBC announced it will continue its live musical specials with a December production of The Wiz.

Especially exciting is the fact that they have cast a newcomer in the role of Dorothy, Shanice Williams.

Williams is joined by quite the roster of talent including Queen Latifah, Amber Riley, David Alan Greir, Elijah Kelly, Mary J. Blige, Uzo Aduba, and Stephanie Mills, who originated the role of Dorothy on Broadway in this production.

The special will air on NBC December 3.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Familiar looking faces

There is a familiar face (and road, and palace, and flying creature) on the cover of the next book in The Land of Stories series written by Glee's Chris Colfer.


Image via Hachette



The Land of Stories: Beyond the Kingdoms is out Tuesday, July 7.

You can read a preview and see more plot details here.

Who's up for another adventure in the Merry Ole Land of Oz?


Sunday, June 28, 2015

Lost In Oz available to stream now!

Amazon Pilot season is here and Lost In Oz is available to stream for free! 

After streaming, viewers can participate in a survey to help Amazon determine which shows to turn into a full series in the fall.



Lost in Oz has received great reviews from audiences so far. Give it a look yourself and let Amazon know there's always time for more Oz if you enjoy it!

Watch the show here.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

New Oz Animated Pilot from Amazon

Good news fellow Ozians,

Amazon Studios recently announced an animated series ordered to pilot centered on Dorothy Gale and other characters from the Oz universe.

The synopsis:

Lost in Oz is an animated, action-adventure comedy set in a modern, metropolitan Emerald City. Stranded in this spectacular world, 12-year-old Dorothy Gale befriends West, a young, street-smart witch grappling with dark temptations, and Ojo, a giant munchkin. With Dorothy’s dog Toto, this unlikely crew embarks on an epic journey, seeking out the magic Dorothy needs to get back to Kansas. The challenge for Dorothy, and everyone else in this world, is that Oz is facing the greatest magic crisis in eons. Developed and produced by Bureau of Magic’s Darin Mark, Jared Mark, Abram Makowka, and Mark Warshaw (East Los High, Smallville), this contemporary re-imagining of L. Frank Baum’s extraordinary universe is designed by Flaunt Productions (Under Siege, Project Spark), animated by Arc Productions (9, Gnomeo & Juliet), scored by Adam Berry (The Penguins of Madagascar) with theme music by Mark Mothersbaugh (The Lego Movie).

I can't wait to see what they do with this series. The land of Oz is rife for animation. From the promo images they have released so far, it looks charming and classic but with a fresh twist, almost with a stop motion like quality to it.

Dorothy and West












The pilot will debut later this summer and Amazon will offer viewers the chance to give feedback on which pilots they would like ordered to series.