Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz will open the 2019-2020 season at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, NJ. The new Broadway-bound 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, will play from September 26-October 27, 2019.

Using the Sony Music/Feist Robbins catalog, Chasing Rainbows brings contemporary life to songs introduced by or associated with Garland, including “Over the Rainbow,” “You Made Me Love You,” “Everybody Sing,” “In Between,” and “Dear Mr. Gable,” among others. 

Chasing Rainbows is the first stage, film or television property about the life of Judy Garland to receive the endorsement of the Garland Estate.

The show has a book by Marc Acito (Allegiance), with musical adaptation by David Libby (Play It Cool), and music direction by Larry Yurman (War Paint). Tony Award nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn, Tootsie), will direct and choreograph. The production was conceived and created by actor, director and teacher Tina Marie Casamento. Garland historian John Fricke, author of The Wizard of Oz: An Illustrated Companion to the Timeless Classic, is a consultant on the project. 

Contact: Jim BykShane Marshall BrownKelly Guiod