"Wicked": The making of the musical hit
Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel "Wicked" sought to give a backstory to one of the most haunting figures from L. Frank Baum's "Wizard of Oz": The Wicked Witch of the West. The book would inspire a long-running musical, which has proved a hit both on Broadway and on tour. Correspondent Tracy Smith talks with Maguire and composer and lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and with the original Glinda and Elphaba, Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, about a show that has become a beacon for anyone who doesn't fit a conventional mold.news.yahoo.com
'Wizard of Oz' remake planned with 'Watchmen' director
FILE - Costumed "Wizard of Oz" characters attend the "Wizard of Oz" 70th Anniversary Emerald Gala on Sept. 24, 2009, in New York. New Line Cinema is making a new adaptation of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the L. Frank Baum childrens novel, with Nicole Kassell, the visual architect of Watchmen, set to direct. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)NEW YORK – Are we off to see the wizard, the Wonderful Wizard of Oz — again? New Line Cinema is making a new adaptation of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” L. Frank Baum children’s novel, with Nicole Kassell, the visual architect of “Watchmen,” set to direct. The most recent “Wizard of Oz” film came from the Walt Disney Co.'s “Oz the Great and Powerful” in 2013.
"Sunday Morning" Matinee: "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz"
"Sunday Morning" Matinee: "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz" The cast of the Broadway-bound musical "Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz," about the early life of Judy Garland, performs the "Wizard of Oz" star's signature song, "Over the Rainbow," presented by Garland's daughter, actress Lorna Luft, and recorded especially for "Sunday Morning" viewers.cbsnews.com
Hospital Dresses Up Adorable Newborns in 'Wizard of Oz' Costumes
Its not clear if these newborns will be following the yellow brick road when they leave the hospital, but they were certainly adorable when staff at a Pennsylvania hospital dressed them up as Wizard of Oz characters. Several newborns at West Penn Hospital were dressed in costumes from the classic movie to honor its 80th anniversary this week. From Dorothy to the Tin Man to the Wicked Witch of the West, the babies sure looked adorable. Everybody loves seeing the adorable babies. Its just something we do that puts a smile on peoples faces.The hospital shared the cute photos of the newborns laying on yellow cushions on its Facebook page.