Oz in the News 10.23.13

680x1051xbww-oz-1000.jpg.pagespeed.ic.S2MOMHgd8lTickets Now on Sale for BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, A Special 10th Anniversary Celebration to Support BC/EFA on Jan. 20, 2014  We are VERY excited to debut the artwork for this special evening (designed especially for us by Alex Botero), as well as to unveil the first wave in a cavalcade of talent from Broadway & Beyond, who will join us for this special night, including (in alphabetical order): Nick Adams, Stephanie J. Block, Sierra Boggess, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Kristin Chenoweth, André De Shields, Jennifer Diamond, Kurt Domoney, Melissa Errico, Samia Finnerty, Mandy Gonzalez, Olivia Hardy, Roslyn Kind, Norm Lewis, Andrea McArdle, Kathy Najimy, Ken Page, Billy Porter, Richard Ridge, Natalie Toro, Michael Urie and Josh Walden. Plus special appearances by Jimmy Coogan, Luke Mannikus, Mitchell Sink and Nicky Torchia.

‘Miss Gulch Returns’ delivers biting fun with her side of ‘Oz’ story  Bob Edes Jr. stars in the title role, revealing the softer side of Miss Gulch, well, relatively speaking a€“ medium-fine sandpaper is about as gentle as she gets. Written by composer and lyricist Fred Barton, the act (which actually pre-dates €œWicked) opens with a formally dressed Edes as himself, describing an imagined encounter with the bitter old spinster. More misunderstood than malicious, she now haunts cabaret rooms telling her tale and revealing her side of the story about that annoying little girl and her little dog, too.

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