Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Friday, February 12, 2021

Celebrate Black Queer Voices: Feb 12 - Todrick Hall

Todrick Hall’s Straight Outta Oz was/is genius.  It is part autobiography.  It is part “Wizard of Ox” re-imagined.  It is all brilliant.  After seeing the show once, I called up several friends and organized a viewing so we could all watch and discuss.  Straight Outta Oz tells Todrick’s story from growing up in Texas to his escape to New York and eventually to his return home.   It is a story that is pretty common for black gay men who grew up in the South.  Growing up in a space where you don’t feel understood or accepted and fleeing to the bright lights and the big city once the chance presents itself.

At one time there was discussion of this project actually becoming a stage show on Broadway.  Not sure if that is still in the works, but I think Straight would be perfect for the stage.  The music the fantastic and you’ll be amazed at the talent Todrick recruited.  This includes names like Wayne Brady, Amber Riley, Nicole Scherzinger and Jordan Sparks, just to name a few. 

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