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In the Autumn 2018 issue of The Baum Bugle, everyone loves the wicked! To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Broadway’s Wicked, we welcome musical theater legend Stephen Schwartz for an exclusive, never-before-printed interview about his life, career, the origins of Wicked, and one or two exciting little tidbits about the upcoming Wicked movie! Stephen has also graciously consented for us to print the first act of his original Wicked outline, and the early, handwritten lyrics of “Defying Gravity”!

But what’s that? Not a Broadway fan? No fear! We have plenty more to celebrate. We have exciting previews of two brand new non-fiction works: Born Criminal: Matilda Joslyn Gage, Radical Suffragist, the astonishing new biography of L. Frank Baum’s mother-in-law, who was written out of suffrage history by Susan B. Anthony; and The Road to Oz: The Creation, Evolution, and Legacy of a Motion Picture Masterpiece, an extensive, unlicensed history of the famous MGM movie by Jay Scarfone and William Stillman. Both of these are books any well-read Oz fan will want to discover.

There are also tributes to the last of the famous MGM munchkins, Jerry Maren (“The Lollipop Kid”), and to Oz ally and sci-fi visionary Harlan Ellison. “Oz in the Arts” takes in two entirely different and delightful puppet shows, and “Adventures in Oz” follows one man’s quest to retrieve the wand of a Good Witch! All that and more…in this issue!

Members can expect the new issue to ship by Halloween 2018.

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