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Judy Garland News

Date Of Birth:
June 10, 1922
Date Of Death:
June 22, 1969 (47)
Birth Place:
Grand Rapids, MN, USA
Gender:
Female
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SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: GLEE's Jane Lynch & Carol Burnett Sing 'The Trolley Song' From MEET ME IN ST. LOUISSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: GLEE's Jane Lynch & Carol Burnett Sing 'The Trolley Song' From MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 2, 2015

Clang, clang, clang! Brassy GLEE world premiere! (more...)

New Judy Garland Show Starring Her Daughter Lorna Luft to Tour UKNew Judy Garland Show Starring Her Daughter Lorna Luft to Tour UK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2015

International theatre producer David King is delighted to announce the UK premiere of a breathtaking new musical show, JUDY - THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF A HOLLYWOOD LEGEND, which will tour some of the UK's finest theatres, opening at the Edinburgh Playhouse on May 8 2015. (more...)

Hilary Cole to Bring Judy Garland Tribute OVER THE RAINBOW to Jones Hall, 3/27Hilary Cole to Bring Judy Garland Tribute OVER THE RAINBOW to Jones Hall, 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Encounter the timeless wonder of the music made famous by an American treasure when Vocalist Hilary Kole makes her Houston debut performing her 'Over the Rainbow' program for two performances, Friday, March 27, 2015, at 7 and 9:30 p.m., in Jones Hall, presented by Society for the Performing Arts. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN! Extends at Don't Tell MamaJUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN! Extends at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Now in it's 5th YEAR, 'Judy and Liza Together Again', starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'BEST DUO'in 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been EXTENDED AGAIN at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). (more...)

THE BOY FROM OZ Opens 3/6 at Theatre MemphisTHE BOY FROM OZ Opens 3/6 at Theatre Memphis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Boy from Oz opens March 6 and runs through March 29, 2015, on the Lohrey Stage at Theatre Memphis. (more...)

BWW Reviews: END OF THE RAINBOW Falls Short at ICTBWW Reviews: END OF THE RAINBOW Falls Short at ICT
by Don Grigware - Feb 23, 2015

When I first heard that Peter Quilter's End of the Rainbow, the story of the demise of Judy Garland during her gig in December, 1968 at Talk of the Town, London, was going to be produced at ICT, Long Beach, I remember thinking 'They'd better get a super dynamic actress. Not everyone can play Judy Garland!' Whether you believe that the events that happen onstage really did occur seems irrelevant in ICT's production; what is all wrong is the casting. Unfortunately, Gigi Bermingham, a fine actress/singer, just does not make the cut. Within five minutes of her first entrance, I saw a woman playing an actress/singer with emotional problems, but that woman might as well be herself; it is not Judy Garland. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at International City Theatre's END OF THE RAINBOWPhoto Flash: First Look at International City Theatre's END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

International City Theatre kicks off its 30th Anniversary Season with a tour de force musical drama about the final days of Judy Garland. End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter opens Feb. 20, directed by John Henry Davis (ICT'sTrying) and starring Gigi Bermingham (Ovation Award-winner for her performance as Maria Callas in ICT's Master Class) in the role of the legendary singer. (more...)

BBC Big Band, THE FORBIDDEN DOOR & More Set for Belgrade This MonthBBC Big Band, THE FORBIDDEN DOOR & More Set for Belgrade This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

This February will see Coventry's Belgrade Theatre play host to a great range of one-night shows combining must-see musical entertainment with the latest in bold new writing and magical illusion. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/15/15- Harold ArlenSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/15/15- Harold Arlen
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2015

Today in 1905, Harold Arlen was born. Having written over 500 songs, a number of which have become known the world over, Arlen is best known for writing the songs for The Wizard of Oz, including the classic 1938 song, 'Over the Rainbow.' Arlen is a highly regarded contributor to the Great American Songbook. Harlen's music has been featured in a number of other early Broadway shows including Hooray for What!, Bloomer Girl, St. Louis Woman, House of Flowers, Mr. Imperium, Jamaica, Saratoga, and many more. (more...)

West End Stars to Appear Weekly in Tudor Gallery, 15 Feb-29 MarWest End Stars to Appear Weekly in Tudor Gallery, 15 Feb-29 Mar
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Now in its 29th season this is the longest running cabaret season in London -an atmospheric acoustic programme set in the unique Tudor Gallery in charming Highgate (just 10mins from Archway tube). (more...)

BWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, is PerfectionBWW Review: BLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, is Perfection
by Alan Henry - Feb 13, 2015

Last night, Blithe Spirit, starring Angela Lansbury opened in Toronto at the Princess of Wales Theatre. Noel Coward's witty and charming play has stood the test of time and had the opening night audience laughing out loud at the brilliant performances on stage. (more...)

SOUND OFF: The First Five Things You Need To Know About THE LAST FIVE YEARS MovieSOUND OFF: The First Five Things You Need To Know About THE LAST FIVE YEARS Movie
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 13, 2015

Today we are reviewing the hotly anticipated feature film adaptation of THE LAST FIVE YEARS, starring Jeremy Jordan and Anna Kendrick, now available nationwide on VOD and in select cinemas. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jonathan Groff, Reji Woods Take the Cabaret Stage in LancasterBWW Reviews: Jonathan Groff, Reji Woods Take the Cabaret Stage in Lancaster
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 11, 2015

Lancaster's music scene has been greatly enriched by the stirrings of cabaret that have begun over the past few years. The end of January was notable, however, for two days of outstanding cabaret in a row on the 30th and 31st, first with Lancaster-based performer Reji Woods at the Ware Center, and then with Lancaster-bred performer Jonathan Groff giving a fundraiser at Ephrata Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Aurora Extends Bay Area Premiere of THE LYONS Through March 8Aurora Extends Bay Area Premiere of THE LYONS Through March 8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Critics and audiences agree -- THE LYONS roars! Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional six performances of the Bay Area Premiere of Nicky Silver's (Pterodactyls, Raised in Captivity) scathingly funny Broadway hit THE LYONS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Charles Busch Makes 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!Photo Coverage: Charles Busch Makes 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 8, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- served up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' last night, February 7, at 92Y. BroadwayWorld has there and brings you photos from the show below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 4, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 'Last Five Years' movie, and three local shows for Valentine's Day about young folks in New York. Plus two new shows based on Jane Austen, Lippa's 'Wild Party,' Sondheim's 'Sondheim,' Aurora's 'Les Miserables and Annaleigh Ashford's return, plus some critical thinking about the late Andrew Patner. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IN THE MOOD Brings the Boogie to New OrleansBWW Reviews: IN THE MOOD Brings the Boogie to New Orleans
by Heidi Scheuermann - Feb 3, 2015

Alright, so unlike most humans who are currently in their mid-twenties, I grew up listening to the tunes of artists like Bing Crosby (not just at Christmastime), Judy Garland, Perry Como, Glenn Miller, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, The Andrews Sisters… I could go on forever. I listened to it because my dad listened to it because his dad listened to it. It's in my blood, I can't help it. Besides, have you ever given 40s music a really good listen? If you have, you'll know that there never were smoother voices in this history of forever. Silky smooth, buttery voices. People just don't sing like that anymore! Not to mention full orchestras backed the singers. Full orchestras! We're talking piano, drums, trumpets, trombones, bass (the upright kind), saxophone… I mean these guys really knew how to rock! (more...)

Sutton Foster to Make Solo Carnegie Hall Debut with the New York Pops in MarchSutton Foster to Make Solo Carnegie Hall Debut with the New York Pops in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

On March 13, 2015, The New York Pops continues its 31st season with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in her solo debut at Carnegie Hall. Among other musical standards, Foster will reprise her unforgettable performances of "Anything Goes" and "I Get a Kick Out of You" from her Tony Award-winning turn as Reno Sweeney in the Cole Porter classic. She will also offer her own take on "Down with Love," made famous by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. Foster will be joined by special guest artists Joshua Henry and Megan McGinnis, who will sing the showstopper "Let It Sing" from Violet, and the touching "Neverland" from Peter Pan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Postmodern Jukebox Entertains in their O.C. Debut ConcertBWW Reviews: Postmodern Jukebox Entertains in their O.C. Debut Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 30, 2015

There is a very good possibility that many of you have seen or heard of the terrific musical collective known as Postmodern Jukebox across one or more of your preferred social media platforms. This group of clever and talented viral-video/YouTube sensations is the brainchild of arranger/pianist/musical genius Scott Bradlee, whose primary objective has been to repurpose contemporary radio hits and infuse them with the vintage sounds that are more likely to be found in your grandfather's old vinyl record collection. The results? Refreshingly educational, absolutely irresistible, and, most important of all, genuinely entertaining. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much MoreFLASH FRIDAY: Chita Rivera Returns To Broadway! A Career Celebration - WEST SIDE STORY, BYE BYE BIRDIE, CHICAGO, THE VISIT & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 30, 2015

Today we are saluting one of the most iconic leading ladies in Broadway history in honor of her recently announced return to Broadway in Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT, the one and only Chita Rivera. (more...)

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