Oz in the News 3.18.16

OZ_KeyArt-984x500Here’s what a Vancouver-set ‘Wizard of Oz’ might look like  Vancouver Film School student Dio Ostuni’s concept art reimagines what it might look like if Frank Baum’s classic The Wizard of Oz were set in the Rain City instead of the Emerald City. Ostuni is currently studying Concept Art at the Vancouver Film School, and a recent project had him re-imagining a classic story and creating a design pack including characters and locations. Ostuni’s version of The Wizard of Oz in Vancouver envisions the Woodward’s Building as the Emerald City, and injects a bit of Vancouver’s diversity into the characters of Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and the Cowardly Lion.

Wicked Grosses $1 Billion From Broadway Box Office  Broadway’s Wicked has grossed over $1 billion from its Broadway box office, producers announced today. The production reached the milestone in a record twelve and half years, faster than any other production in Broadway history. The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera are the only other shows to have reached the $1 billion box office mark. Worldwide, Wicked has amassed nearly $4 billion in global sales and has been seen by nearly 50 million people. It is currently the 10th longest-running production in Broadway history.

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