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Broadway Celebrates Oz

Broadway Celebrates Oz, a Salute to 80 Years of MGM's The Wizard of Oz

October 31st, 2019 by

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Broadway Celebrates Oz, a Salute to 80 Years of MGM's The...

Photo by Curtis Brown

In 1939, MGM released The Wizard of Oz. Based on L. Frank Baum’s popular children’s book, The Wizard of Oz became a cultural touchstone in America and around the world and made a living legend of its star, Judy Garland. To commemorate 80 years of Oscar-winning film (as well as the upcoming 45th anniversary of The Wiz on January 5, 2020), BroadwayBox teamed up with photographer Curtis Brown, award-winning & up-and-coming costume designer Beck Jones, and director/videographer Jaytel Provence to present Broadway Celebrates Oz, a modern, editorial look back at Oz in 2019 and its beloved characters. Shot throughout New York's Central Park, Broadway Celebrates Oz features Laura Osnes as Dorothy, Ariana DeBose as The Scarecrow, Matt Doyle as The Tin Man, Jelani Alladin as The Lion, Christine Ebersole as Glinda, Donna Murphy as The Wicked Witch, Andrew Keenan-Bolger as the Flying Monkey, Jaysin McCollum, Spencer Clark, & Jamie Kasey Patterson as The Lollipop Guild, and Jordan Roth as The Wizard.


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Two-time Tony Award nominee and star of Hallmark's 'A Homecoming for the Holidays' Laura Osnes as Dorothy Gale.

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"Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore. We must be over the rainbow!"

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"Keep tight inside of them. Their magic must be very powerful or she wouldn't want them so badly."


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Two-time Tony Award winner (and star of CBS’ comedy 'Bob Hearts Abishola') Christine Ebersole as Glinda, the Good Witch of the North

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"It's always best to start at the beginning – and all you do is follow the Yellow Brick Road."

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Jaysin McCollum ('The Lion King'), Spencer Clark ('Frozen'), & Jamie Kasey Patterson ('Aladdin') as The Lollipop Guild

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"Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow the yellow brick road"

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Tony Award nominee (and Anita in the upcoming 'West Side Story' film!) Ariana DeBose as The Scarecrow

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Laura Osnes as Dorothy & Ariana DeBose as The Scarecrow

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"I can't even scare a crow. They come from miles around just to eat in my field and laugh in my face."

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Laura Osnes as Dorothy & Ariana DeBose as The Scarecrow

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"We're off to see the Wizard!"

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"Why, it's a man! A man made of out tin!"

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Matt Doyle (Jamie in the upcoming Broadway revival of 'Company') as The Tin Man

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Laura Osnes as Dorothy & Matt Doyle as The Tin Man

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"I'd be tender, I'd be gentle, and awful sentimental regarding love and art."

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Matt Doyle as The Tin Man

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Jelani Alladin (original star of Disney's 'Frozen' and 'Hercules') as The Cowardly Lion

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"You're right, I am a coward! I haven't any courage at all. I even scare myself."

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Jelani Alladin as The Cowardly Lion & Laura Osnes as Dorothy

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"If I were king of the forest!"

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The fearsome foursome: Ariana DeBose as The Scarecrow, Matt Doyle as The Tin Man, Laura Osnes as Dorothy & Jelani Alladin as The Cowardly Lion.

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"Then I'm sure to get a brain, a heart, a home, the nerve!"

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"Poppies will put them to sleep"

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Tony Award-winning producer, Jujamcyn Theaters president and fashion icon Jordan Roth as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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"A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others."

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Jordan Roth as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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Two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy as The Wicked Witch of the West

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Donna Murphy as the Wicked Witch of the West & Laura Osnes as Dorothy

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"Give me back my slippers. I'm the only one that knows how to use them. They're no use to you. Give them back to me!"

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"Take special care of those ruby slippers, I want those most of all."

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Actor and author Andrew Keenan-Bolger as The Flying Monkey

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"Going so soon? I wouldn't hear of it. Why my little party's just beginning."

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Andrew Keenan-Bolger as The Flying Monkey

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Donna Murphy as the Wicked Witch of the West & Andrew Keenan-Bolger as The Flying Monkey

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"Oh, you're the best friends anybody ever had! And it's funny, but I feel as if I've known you all the time. But I couldn't have, could I?"

Credits:
Photos by Curtis Brown. Costume design by Beck Jones. Video by Jaytel Provence. Hair and makeup design by Kenneth Griffin. Ruby red stiletto designed by Tyler Holland. Assisted by Courtney Christison, Izzy Arrieta, Tyler Holland, Alessia Aucoin, Eddie Ilie, Ana Maldonado, Michael Clifton, Dotty Petersen, Travis Whisler, Sean Ulley, Kayla Kuzbel, and Quincy Brown. Special thanks to Feinstein’s/54 Below and the JW Marriott Essex House.