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Michael Crawford, Lloyd Webber collaborate for 'The Wizard Of Oz'

The pair first worked together in 1986, when Crawford originated the title role in Lord Lloyd-Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.

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Legendary singer Michael Crawford is all set to collaborate with Andrew Lloyd Webber once again for the composer's latest production, The Wizard Of Oz.

The pair first worked together in 1986, when Crawford originated the title role in Lord Lloyd-Webber's The Phantom of the Opera.

The production also marks a new collaboration between Lord Lloyd-Webber and lyricist Tim Rice.

It is the first time they have collaborated on a stage production since Cricket - a short musical staged for Queen Elizabeth II's 60th birthday in 1986.

"I didn't hesitate at all when Andrew asked me to take on the role of the Wizard. Working with him and Tim on a brand new production of this timeless classic is so thrilling and I am already looking forward to starting rehearsals later in the year," the BBC quoted Crawford as saying.

Lord Lloyd-Webber insisted the stage show would be very different to the classic 1939 movie, which starred Judy Garland as Dorothy.

"We will be going a lot further than simply presenting the movie on stage," said Webber.

"I am really looking forward to bringing The Wizard of Oz to life. I am delighted that Michael Crawford, a legend of musical theatre, will take on the role of the Wizard and can't wait to work with him once more,” he concluded explaining his vision for the project.

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