AwesomenessTV has kicked off production on Todrick Hall: Straight Outta Oz, a behind-the-scenes film following Hall’s upcoming North American Tour for his full-length musical based on The Wizard of Oz. It’s part of a new deal between the former American Idol finalist, Broadway singer and YouTube star and multi-channel network AwesomenessTV.
The film will go behind-the-scenes as Hall mounts the musical, which tells the story of his life growing up in small-town Texas, his struggle to come to Hollywood and eventually succeed. Hall and Untitled Entertainment’s Steven Grossman will produce the pic with AwesomenessTV’s Brian Robbins and Matt Kaplan. Production is underway in Los Angeles and will follow along with Hall’s North American tour, which begins July 7 in Vancouver.
Hall, who also had an MTV series in 2015 and is repped by UTA and Untitled, unveiled a music video that went live today in collaboration with AwesomenessTV. As with his YouTube channel he attracted plenty of big-name talent to help: the 17-song video includes performances by the likes of Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Amber Riley, Nicole Scherzinger and Wayne Brady. Check it out:
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