Take a look above at a new promotional video for the Broadway-aimed Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, a new musical about the early life of Judy Garland, from her vaudeville sister act through her rise at MGM to win the role of Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz.
The video features “Got a Pair of New Shoes,” a tune that Garland sang in the 1937 film Thoroughbreds Don't Cry. Directed by Barclay DeVeau and Denis Jones and choreographed by the latter, the video features Ruby Rakos, Michael Fatica, Malik Akil, Mackenzie Bell, Graham Keen, Eloise Kropp, Shina Morris, Justin Prescott, Drew Redington, Catherine Ricafort, Allysa Short, and Jack Sippel.
Liza Minnelli, daughter of the famed entertainment icon, recently gave her endorsement to the new musical, which received an industry presentation January 10.
“My mother said that her biography is in her music, and now a talented creative team is using that music to tell the story of her early years and her extraordinary rise to fame,” Minnelli told Deadline. “I’m grateful and happy they’re telling the fascinating story of her early history.”
Chasing Rainbows has a book by Marc Acito (Allegiance) with musical adaptation by David Libby (Play It Cool) and music direction by Larry Yurman (War Paint).