Judy Garland News

Date of Birth: June 10, 1922
Date of Death: June 22, 1969 (47)
Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MN, USA
Gender: Female
Woman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Paige Davis & Marsha Mason in AZWoman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Paige Davis & Marsha Mason in AZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

God isn't happy and She (that's right....She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum's irreverent, sinfully funny new comedy, An Act of God. (more...)

Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 BelowAdam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Kate Baldwin and More Set for October at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

This September, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Photo Flash: Norm Lewis, Kate Baldwin, Megan Hilty, Corbin Bleu and More Take Part in Parlor Night with Broadway Inspirational VoicesPhoto Flash: Norm Lewis, Kate Baldwin, Megan Hilty, Corbin Bleu and More Take Part in Parlor Night with Broadway Inspirational Voices
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Parlor Night strikes again! Were you there for Broadway's latest pop-up party? This time, the intimate evening was hosted in the art-adorned, spacious Tribeca loft of Cynthia and Bob Abrams (head of Abbeville Press specializing in fine art and illustrated books). BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Theatre in Historic Places: OKTOBERFEST THE MUSICAL at the Crest TheatreTheatre in Historic Places: OKTOBERFEST THE MUSICAL at the Crest Theatre
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 28, 2016

Frances Seymour Fonda, actor Henry Fonda's second wife, was only 32 years old when the theater she commissioned architect Arthur W. Hawes to build opened in December of 1940. Originally known as the Westwood Theater, it was designed to be a performance space for live productions and for a short time it did fulfill that mission. Across town, movie musicals like Busby Berkeley's Strike Up the Band and Down Argentine Way were becoming box office hits as Tinseltown capitalized on the popularity of established young stars such as Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney and soon-to-be stars like pin-up girl Betty Grable and Carmen Miranda. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stage & Screen Legend Lainie Kazan Talks Music, Theatre Career & More!BWW Interview: Stage & Screen Legend Lainie Kazan Talks Music, Theatre Career & More!
by Kevin Pollack - Sep 27, 2016

Lainie Kazan is an American actress and singer. She was nominated for the 1988 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for St. Elsewhere, and the 1993 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for My Favorite Year. She had previously received a Golden Globe Award nomination for the film version of My Favorite Year (1982). Her other film appearances include The Delta Force (1986), Harry and the Hendersons (1987), Beaches (1988), My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (2016). Kazan made her Broadway debut in The Happiest Girl in the World in 1961 followed by Bravo Giovanni (1962). (more...)

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch PartyThe Ricardo Montalban Theatre to Host Fall 2016 Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The Ricardo Montalban Theatre presents its wonderfully diverse fall-winter programming schedule during a private open house and reception on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30pm. (more...)

54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below54 SINGS MY FAIR LADY and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

The Las Vegas Tenors Bring Their Dynamic Vocal Performance to the Suncoast ShowroomThe Las Vegas Tenors Bring Their Dynamic Vocal Performance to the Suncoast Showroom
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

With their powerhouse voices and melodic variety, The Las Vegas Tenors return to delight audiences of all ages at the Suncoast Showroom Oct. 21 and 22. (more...)

VERY GERRY: HERE'S TO THE LADIES Plays Don't Tell Mama This OctoberVERY GERRY: HERE'S TO THE LADIES Plays Don't Tell Mama This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

In a homage to the ladies, cabaret singer, Gerry Mastrolia is a man who sings songs... sung by women. The show is chocked full of impersonations, stories and songs. From Broadway, standards and cabaret favorites saluting tough divas who didn't take smack from anyone! Ladies like, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Carol Burnett, Tallulah Bankhead and more. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOWPorchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

As part of the 2016 edition of Crossing the Line, the French Institute Alliance Francaise (FIAF)'s celebrated contemporary arts festival, FIAF and Abrons Arts Center are thrilled to present award-winning, UK-based drag fabulist, Dickie Beau in the US Premiere of his solo show Blackouts, Thursday through Saturday, October 6-8and 13-15 at Abrons Arts Center. (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre Seeks Female Singers - AuditionsConnecticut Cabaret Theatre Seeks Female Singers - Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre is seeking a Female Singer ages 18-45 for upcoming musical: Babes in Hollywood - The Music of Garland and Rooney. To schedule an audition please email headshot and resume to ctcabaret@msn.com Those auditioning will be asked to prepare 2 songs showcasing vocal range. Also prepare a 1-2 minute monologue. (more...)

RILEY CARTER MILLINGTON, Best Known for Eastenders, Heads the Cast of SAFERILEY CARTER MILLINGTON, Best Known for Eastenders, Heads the Cast of SAFE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

SAFE is a powerful new verbatim theatre piece featuring Riley Carter Millington, who was, as Kyle Slater in EastEnders, the first transgender actor to play a long-running trans role in a British soap. SAFE will be London Theatre Workshop's first show in its new home in Leadenhall Market. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

RETURN ENGAGEMENT:  After two sold-out performances earlier this year, Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli) are bringing "JUDY & LIZA - ONCE IN A LIFETIME" back to the Uptown Underground on Sunday, October 9th at 7 p.m., in an expanded version with even more songs. This cabaret show is a re-creation of the famed concert presented by the legendary mother-daughter duo of Judy Garland and an 18-year-old Liza Minnelli in 1964 at the London Palladium.  This tribute features the classic songs, costumes, dialogue and dance steps to help the audience re-live the historic occasion, with solos like "The Man That Got Away", "Just in Time" and "Gypsy in My Soul" and duets like "Chicago" and "Get Happy/Happy Days", backed by a jazz combo with orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (music director and pianist). (more...)

BWW Review: Don't Miss the Dazzling CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStop Theatre CompanyBWW Review: Don't Miss the Dazzling CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at NextStop Theatre Company
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 16, 2016

The vibe of the swinging sixties, the cat and mouse intrigue, the jazzy score, the witty lyrics - this is the winning combination NextStop Theatre Company has captured for their new and lively production of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN - The Musical. Take the red-eye flight to get your tickets for CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. Between the bountiful cheesecake, strong performers, and memorable tunes, this is a ring-a-ding-ding musical that deserves to sell out. (more...)

Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!Newly-Discovered Marx Bros. Footage!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

'Marx Bros. & The Golden Age of Vaudeville,' a one-week festival including brand new restorations of the team's first five feature comedies, along with special programs devoted to the halcyon days of vaudeville, will run at Film Forum from Friday, September 23 through Thursday, September 29. (more...)

Judy Garland and Liza Minelli Return in Nancy Hays and Michelle Lauto's TributeJudy Garland and Liza Minelli Return in Nancy Hays and Michelle Lauto's Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

After two sold-out performances earlier this year, Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli) are bringing "JUDY & LIZA - ONCE IN A LIFETIME" back to the Uptown Underground on Sunday, October 9th at 7 p.m., in an expanded version with even more songs. This cabaret show is a re-creation of the famed concert presented by the legendary mother-daughter duo of Judy Garland and an 18-year-old Liza Minnelli in 1964 at the London Palladium. This tribute features the classic songs, costumes, dialogue and dance steps to help the audience re-live the historic occasion, with solos like "The Man That Got Away", "Just in Time" and "Gypsy in My Soul" and duets like "Chicago" and "Get Happy/Happy Days", backed by a jazz combo with orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (music director and pianist). (more...)

Actors' Theatre is Thrilled to Announce Their 36th SeasonActors' Theatre is Thrilled to Announce Their 36th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

 On September 29, the Actors Theatre will launch its new season with the West Michigan premiere of one of the most talked-about plays of the last decade - Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play by Anne Washburn. Mr. Burns opens with a group of people attempting to survive in a post-apocalyptic world. The one thing these folks have in common? The Simpsons. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RAT PACK IS BACK at Starlight TheatreBWW Review: THE RAT PACK IS BACK at Starlight Theatre
by Alan Portner - Sep 14, 2016

Pleasant evening recalls Vegas glory days (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway to Play San Diego Martinis Above FourthAnn Hampton Callaway to Play San Diego Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Martinis Above Fourth | Table + Stage presents multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter and Tony-nominee Ann Hampton Callaway in "Diva Power." The show features a soaring celebration of the legendary ladies who helped shape the soundtrack of our lives - Barbra Streisand, Judy Garland, Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Peggy Lee, Anita O'Day, Edith Piaf, Etta James, Carole King and Joni Mitchell. Tickets for the Tuesday, September 27 performance at 8PM are available atwww.ma4sd.com/shows. (more...)

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