Oz in the News 4.5.12

Hello Yellow Brick Road: Elton joined on stage by Sting and Meryl for charity version of Wizard of Oz Meryl Streep, Sir Elton John and Sting shared a stage for the first and probably last time in a charity performance inspired by the Wizard of Oz. At 62, Streep looked remarkably fresh-faced in a white-smock dress as she took on the role of Dorothy, which was made famous by Judy Garland in the 1939 musical film. Sir Elton, 65, played the Cowardly Lion, 60-year-old Sting appeared as the Tin Man while crooner James Taylor, 64, was the Scarecrow at Carnegie Hall in New York. Along with singer Taylor, they all performed If I Only Had A Brain, while 64-year-old Taylor went on to give a solo rendition of Somewhere Over The Rainbow.

A Journey Over the Rainbow: An Evening with Michael Patrick Hearn Mention “ruby-red slippers” or “lions, tigers, and bears” to anyone, young or old, and without question the story of Dorothy and the magical land of Oz springs to mind. What is it about this fantastical journey to the Emerald City
that pulls us in, time and time again?  Perhaps MICHAEL PATRICK HEARN, noted Frank L. Baum expert and editor of the best-selling The Annotated Wizard of Oz, has the answer. Join us for this special evening with Mr. Hearn, as he takes us all on a journey over the rainbow.

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