Joel Grey later played The Wizard of Oz in the Broadway stage production of "Wicked" which was a re-imaging of Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz story from the viewpoint of the Good Witch of the North and the Wicked Witch of the West. See more »
Wow what a talent. She blew more seasoned performers off the stage! Jackson Browne was uncomfortable, Roger Daltry raspy, only Nathan Lane held his own. But it was Jewel's rendition of "Over The Rainbow" that made me a fan for life. Heck, I had to order her first CD "Pieces of You" from Borders because it wasn't nationally distributed yet. By the way it went on to sell 8 million copies. I once asked her if she ever sang "Over The Rainbow" in concert and she said she never learned to play it on the guitar. Her rendition is worth the whole show, a fresh take on one of the greatest songs of all time. While it is no substitute for the original Wizard of Oz, it is very enjoyable.
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