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Posted: 3/12/13 at 7:13pm
EOTR hits LA on 12th March, with the Stunning Tracie Bennett as 'Judy Garland'. Miss Bennett revives her recent Broadway & UK success telling the story of the last days in the Life of Judy Garland. Not To Be Missed......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RLVbZz3zOOc


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Posted: 3/12/13 at 7:46pm
Saw that show in London. Thought it was very good. I heard they may be making a film version? - I look forward to seeing that
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Posted: 3/17/13 at 4:33pm
I saw it last night at the Ahmanson. Can't get it out of my mind. Tremendous show, so well done. Rush to see this.
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Posted: 4/14/13 at 10:12pm
Mediocre play, but DAMN!, what a performance!

(Michael Cumpsty is also very good, as is the stage band.)

Alas, it seemed to me that every time the play got near an interesting subject, it interrupted itself with a great musical number. (The exception of course is the Judy-on-ritalin number which does follow logically from the preceding scene.)

Which was too bad (not the great numbers, but the lack of follow-through in the scenes). There is an interest play to be written about what it is like to be THAT big a star and THAT big a talent, and to live one's life as tabloid fodder. END OF THE RAINBOW does not have the skill to explore such complex topics.

ALL THAT BEING SAID, I was greatly relieved to discover the entire evening IS NOT "Judy as on-stage train wreck"! Except for the one number which is supposed to show us what a stoned Garland was like on stage, Tracie Bennett sings Garland very, very well!

I am so grateful to the friends who absolutely insisted I see it!

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