10:29 AM EDT 06/09/2015
The Wizard of Oz
Originally posted 06/05/2015 03:50PM
Calling all Dorothy hopefuls! Here's your chance to star in NBC's next musical adaptation, The Wiz Live!
The network announced last month that it would be holding an open casting call for the lead role in the much-anticipated adaptation of the 1975 Broadway hit, and auditions begin this Saturday at Telsey + Co in Midtown Manhattan at 10 a.m., with sign-in starting at 9 a.m.
Since the May 11 announcement that Stephanie Mills, who played Dorothy in the original Broadway cast, has been cast as Auntie Em in NBC's version, theater buffs have wondered why producers are looking for a complete unknown to take on the main role.
Originally posted 05/11/2015 01:55PM
The Wiz's original Dorothy is returning "Home" once more.
Stephanie Mills, who eased on down the road in the musical's 1975 original Broadway cast, is officially returning to the show. Mills will play Auntie Em in NBC's live adaptation of the hit musical, the network announced at their Upfronts presentation on Monday.
Originally posted 11/25/2014 07:30AM
Originally posted 10/01/2014 08:15AM
If you've ever wondered what happened to Harrison Ford's Indiana Jones hat from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Henry Cavill's Superman cape from Man of Steel or Judy Garland's ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz, the answer is that they're all actually in the same place.
Originally posted 05/19/2014 03:15PM
Now here's a question we're sure nobody's asked Tara, the cat who has been applauded the world over for saving a 4-year-old boy from a vicious dog: Have you ever considered an acting career?
Originally posted 03/01/2014 07:00AM
With the click of her heels – all three times – Dorothy secured her rightful place in our hearts forever.
Just as there is no place like home, there is no movie quite like The Wizard of Oz, which has inspired generations of movie watchers to skip down the yellow brick road since its 1939 release.
That's right: It's been 75 years since the world was introduced to Dorothy (a doe-eyed Judy Garland) and the gang (the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion) on their Technicolor journey through Oz.
As the Academy honors the cinema classic at this year's Oscars, we're still singing along to "Over the Rainbow" (which won Best Original Song of 1939) – and here's why.
Originally posted 02/26/2014 01:00PM
It's hard to believe that it was 75 years ago when we first heard the phrase, "There's no place like home." But the beloved Wizard of Oz is celebrating its diamond anniversary this year, and the film will be recognized with a tribute at this Sunday's Oscars.
In the 75 years since the movie hit, though, a lot has changed. We have the Internet, cell phones and iPads, oh my! Plus, you know, commercial air travel, microwaves, color TV and a whole host of other inventions we're surely forgetting. So, how would access to these technologies have changed things in Oz? Well for starters, it might not have even ever happened …
Originally posted 01/17/2014 04:00PM
Ruth Robinson Duccini, the last of the original female Munchkins from the 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz, has died. She was 95.
Originally posted 12/18/2013 09:00AM
Have you ever wanted a Tron suit? Would you be willing to sell your car, or perhaps one of your less-essential internal organs, for it?
If so, we have great news for you.
Auction house Profiles in History is auctioning off an astounding number of pieces of Hollywood memorabilia on Dec. 21.
While the average fan probably can't afford any of it, even average fans can pray for a Christmas miracle.
Originally posted 08/08/2013 11:20AM
Margaret Pellegrini, one of the original Munchkins from the 1939 classic movie The Wizard of Oz, has died. She was 89.
Pellegrini suffered a stroke Monday at her Glendale, Ariz., home and died Wednesday at a Phoenix-area hospital.
Her death was confirmed by Ted Bulthaup, a Woodbridge, Ill., resident who owns a Chicago theater where Pellegrini and other Munchkins have made special appearances. He says he learned of it from Pellegrini's relatives.
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