Friday, 24 September 2010

Michael Crawford's Going to Be The Wizard, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz!

This is exciting news. If you grew up watching Mr Crawford in Hello, Dolly at your Grandpa's house like I did, you'll have a soft spot for the performer.

My sister and I also saw him in The Woman in White, but didn't realise it was him underneath the fat suit and the accent until about half-way through.

The Wizard isn't the largest part of all time, but this casting certainly suggests Lord Webber's not holding back when it comes to populating his Oz. Can't wait to find out who the Tin Man, the Lion and the Scarecrow are...

Photo by Gabrielle Crawford, showing Andrew Lloyd Webber, Danielle Hope (Dorothy) and Michael Crawford (The Wizard).

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