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There's a new exhibit at the Smithsonian, and it's the latest iteration of the many stories in the great land of Oz.

A version of the Wizard of Oz is coming to town. Donna Vivino and Tiffany Hass, stars of the Broadway musical production Wicked, are performing at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History on Dec. 17 for the rendition. That's because the Tony and Grammy-award winning production has donated objects to the museum's collection.

Frank Baum, the author of the children's novel in which The Wizard of Oz is based, always referred to the story as an American fairytale, says the museum's curator, Dwight Bowers.

The star of the exhibit is a spectacular dress, designed by Susan Hilferty. The dress is meant to be worn by the Wicked Witch of the West.

Visitors can find the dress in the "American Stories" exhibition at the museum.

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