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The Phantom Of The Opera Becomes The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz!

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Andrew Lloyd Webber likes to keep things in the family!

Twenty four years ago, Michael Crawford gave life to the original production of The Phantom of The Opera as the iconic opera. Now, the man who gave Michael his biggest role to date is adding him to the roster of his newest production. Sources confirm that Andrew has casted Michael as the Wizard in his latest endevour, a new stage version of The Wizard of Oz.

Nice of him to spare you a spot on Love Never Dies, dontcha think?

Of the production and reunting with his long time collaboratore, Andrew said:

“We will be going a lot further than simply presenting the movie on stage. We have re-visited the original novel and re-conceived our Oz as a piece of new musical theatre using the wonderful Arlen/Harburg songs and adding a few new ones where there are gaps. I am really looking forward to bringing The Wizard of Oz to life on stage. I am delighted that Michael Crawford, a legend of musical theatre, will take on the role of the Wizard and can’t wait to work with him once more.”

Sorry, but didn't we do this already? Isn't this show already playing down at the Gershwin? Wicked, hello?!

Just saying…

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8 comments to “The Phantom Of The Opera Becomes The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz!



  1. 1

    casted is not a word.
    cast is correct



  2. 2

    Wicked isn't the Wizard of Oz at all.
    Hell, its barely like the book its based on.



  3. 3

    >>Michael Crawford gave life to the original production of The Phantom of The Opera as the iconic opera.

    >>of The Phantom of The Opera as the iconic opera.

    >>as the iconic opera.

    >>as the opera.

    Jesus christ Mario, can't you afford a fucking editor or proofreader or something?



  4. 4

    No, it's NOT the same thing, moron.

    Wicked is not nearly as good as the wizard of oz, and it's not even the same story. Stop talking shit Perez, you look like an idiot.



  5. 5

    :D



  6. 6

    Michael Crawford will be fantastic in any role.



  7. 7

    Yeah wicked is barely about the wizard of oz at all. Haven't you seen it?



  8. 8

    i am so impressed he played an opera