“Lord of the Rings” Actors Launch Campaign to Purchase J.R.R. Tolkien’s Home

“Lord of the Rings” Actors Launch Campaign to Purchase J.R.R. Tolkien’s Home

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J.R.R. Tolkien’s home in Oxford, England will soon be for sale, the very house where Tolkien wrote “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy and “The Hobbit.” And the actors who starred in the movie adaptations of these beloved novels have launched a campaign to buy it and turn it into a literary center dedicated to his works. The crowdfunding campaign titled “Project Northmoor” aims to raise $6 million in three months, with $5 million being dedicated to purchasing the home and the rest used to renovate it and establish a nonprofit organization to operate the literary center. Actor Sir Ian …

7 Books Turned Musical That Might Surprise You

7 Books Turned Musical That Might Surprise You

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What comes to mind when you hear Matilda, The Color Purple, and Oliver Twist? The books by Roald Dahl, Alice Walker, and Charles Dickens, of course! But did you know that these titles, and more, have been made into popular musicals, and that some of your favorite musicals are based on books? Well below are seven musicals based on books that just might surprise you.     Wicked Wicked, the untold story of the witches of Oz, took the world by storm seventeen years ago, and is based on the first book Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked …