Oz in the News 9.20.12

Lloyd Webber confident viewers will pick the right Dorothy for upcoming ‘Oz’  Andrew Lloyd Webber had no qualms about tinkering with “The Wizard of Oz” for a Toronto-bound stage production, noting many fans of the original “Oz” books by L. Frank Baum weren’t happy with the ending of the classic 1939 movie anyway. “There are a lot of people … who passionately feel the film let everything down because it basically said (Dorothy) was knocked on her head and had a dream,” the 64-year-old theatre guru said earlier this week in an interview. “The whole point about the book — whatever you make of the book — is that Oz was real.”

The Red Queen of Oz Graphic Novel Featured on Kickstarter  Writer Bryan Wiegele and illustrator Simon Rosati hope to raise $2,750 on Kickstarter to fund the production and self-publishing costs for The Red Queen of Oz. They hope to release the graphic novel in February 2013. This book features a story that brings together Alice from Alice in Wonderland and Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz. We’ve embedded a video about the project  above–what do you think? Here’s more about the project: “It’s the tale of two young girls, both with extraordinary experiences of their own, who must set aside petty differences to stop the diabolical Red Queen of Hearts from her destructive rampage that has already ruined Wonderland and now threatens Oz. This is a completely original story based on characters and events from the original books, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through The Looking-Glass written by Lewis Carroll, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum.”

The Red Queen of Oz Video Preview

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