Before you freak out about yet another reimagined reboot of the L. Frank Baum classic, be aware that this will be based on the beloved movie starring Judy Garland with many of the famous songs from the film: "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," "Follow the Yellow Brick Road," "If I Only Had a Brain," and all the rest. Webber will add original songs in some of the spots in the storyline that currently do not have any. Sounds like it could be a promising production.
Previews will take place in February 2011 at the London Palladium. According to ArtsBeat: "The production of L. Frank Baum’s classic tale will be directed by Jeremy Sams, choreographed by Arlene Phillips, with music and lyrics by Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg, with additional music and lyrics by Mr. Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice." Fan favorite Crawford will play the Wizard.