Oscars 2014

The Wizard of Oz Effect

Celebrating its 75th anniversary at the Oscars, count down the many ways the classic has shaped music, movies and more


Finally the witches have their hour – on Broadway and beyond. The musical tells the other side of The Wizard of Oz, based on 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. Like its anchoring show tune "Defying Gravity," ticket sales since its 2003 debut have soared with performances around the world.