Virtual Wizard of Oz Con

Virtual Wizard of Oz Con

The first of its kind “Virtual Wizard of Oz Con,” celebrating all aspects of Oz, with a star-studded evening benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. All in one night, Film Critic and Oz Historian Ryan Jay interviews some of the greatest celebrities ever to have entered the Emerald City. From “Wicked” to “The Wiz,” don’t miss this unique ..

The Wizard of Oz 4K Review

The Wizard of Oz 4K Review

For the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Warner Bros is releasing the classic film – for the first time – in 4K, available October 29th on both the ultra-HD Blu-ray disc and digital formats. As an Oz historian and lover of all things Oz, I could barely wait for this updated home video ..

JUDY Review

JUDY Review

As an Oz historian and lover of film, I’ve always wanted a big screen biopic of Judy Garland’s life, a desire which might have proved a bit of “careful what  you wish for.” Of course no one can really “play” Judy Garland. It’s what makes every production of The Wizard of Oz so challenging – ..

“Emerald City” – My Complete Interview

“Emerald City” – My Complete Interview

NBC’s Emerald City marked the first prime time network TV series adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. 10 episodes aired in early 2017. Low ratings led to a single season; not altogether surprising, since it was announced as a “limited series.” I loved the show and toured to four cities this year presenting my exclusive ..