Judy Garland News

 

Judy Garland News

Date of Birth: June 10, 1922
Date of Death: June 22, 1969 (47)
Birth Place: Grand Rapids, MN, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Special Coverage: 4th of July Guide for the Patriotic Theatre Junkie - Videos, Event Schedules & More!BWW Special Coverage: 4th of July Guide for the Patriotic Theatre Junkie - Videos, Event Schedules & More!
by BWW - Jul 4, 2012

A devout theater fan knows no holiday, and thankfully, many of Broadway's most beloved shows and performers nationwide don't either. So what's a theater enthusiast to do on this Independence Day? Check out a sampling of this year's most exciting 4th of July offerings and click below to revisit some of your favorites saluting our nation in song! (more...)

Penny Seats Theatre Company Presents SHE LOVES ME, 7/26-8/11Penny Seats Theatre Company Presents SHE LOVES ME, 7/26-8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2012

"She Loves Me." $10. 7 pm, July 26-28, August 2-4, and August 9-11. West Park Band Shell, between Miller and Huron.734-276-2832. www.pennyseats.org (more...)

NBC & Craig Zadan/Neil Meron to Present Live Broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC!NBC & Craig Zadan/Neil Meron to Present Live Broadcast of THE SOUND OF MUSIC!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

NBC is partnering with the acclaimed 'Smash' producing team of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (film versions of 'Chicago' and 'Hairspray') to present a live broadcast of 'The Sound of Music,' based on the original Broadway musical, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Extends Thru 6/30 at Don't Tell Mama'sJUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Extends Thru 6/30 at Don't Tell Mama's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2012

'Judy and Liza Together Again', starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, nominated as 'BEST DUO' this year by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been extended again at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). Teaming up for an evening of 'Just POW!', these MAC and Bistro Award winning performers (Best Impersonation) pull out all the stops, singing classic solo's, parodies, duets and just plain whooping and hollering by the greatest mother/daughter team in show biz history. The gaiety continues bi-monthly with performances on: March 10th, March 24th, April 14th, April 28th, May 12th, 26th, June 23rd and June 30th at 8:30pm. (more...)

THE GAY PLAY SERIES Returns to The Ringwald Theatre, 6/15 - 6/25THE GAY PLAY SERIES Returns to The Ringwald Theatre, 6/15 - 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2012

The Ringwald Theatre is proud to announce the 3rd installment of its wildly popular Gay Play Series (GPS). Last year's outing was attended by hundreds of people over a ten day festival period. This year the program will run over two consecutive weekends that will feature a one-time only event, music shows and, at the centerpiece, performances of 11 new, one act LGBT plays. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's VIVA LAS VEGAS Starring SMASH's Leslie Odom Jr, Patrick Cassidy & more!Photo Coverage: Upright Cabaret's VIVA LAS VEGAS Starring SMASH's Leslie Odom Jr, Patrick Cassidy & more!
by LA News Desk - Jun 23, 2012

On June 17, 2012, Chris Isaacson presented the 3rd year Season Finale of Upright Cabaret's American Icon Series with VIVA LAS VEGAS - a presentation of personality and pop that honors the flashiest performers of all time: Elvis Presley, Cher & Elton John! (more...)

The Cabaret at IN's Columbia Club Presents Linda Eder, 6/22 & 23The Cabaret at IN's Columbia Club Presents Linda Eder, 6/22 & 23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

With a career spanning over two decades and accolades as "one of the greatest contemporary solo voices of our time," Linda Eder brings her one-woman show to The Cabaret. (more...)

Jeff LeBlanc, Eleni Mandell and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/16-22Jeff LeBlanc, Eleni Mandell and More Set for Joe's Pub, 7/16-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2012

Joe's Pub has announced its upcoming performances, July 16-22, 2012, including 'All Aboard the Soul Train: A Tribute to Don Cornelius,' Tori Scott, Jeff LeBlanc, Carolyn Wonderland, Our Hit Parade, David Dondero, Amy LaVere, Josh Rouse, Eleni Mandell, Batz, Howard Fishman, Amber Martin, Quarteto Olinda and Pedro Moraes. See full details below! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Interview: Leslie Uggams Talks UPTOWN / DOWNTOWN, PIPE DREAM, MILLIE & MoreSOUND OFF Special Interview: Leslie Uggams Talks UPTOWN / DOWNTOWN, PIPE DREAM, MILLIE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 21, 2012

Today we are talking to an iconic Tony Award-winning star who made her name as a teenager singing on TV variety shows - THE LAWRENCE WELK SHOW and SING ALONG WITH MITCH included - and then went on to a multimedia career in film and theatre, conquering Broadway with her Tony-winning turn in the Jule Styne/Arthur Laurents musical HALLELUJAH, BABY! in 1967 and returning to the stage in the subsequent decades in a host of Broadway productions, such as BLUES IN THE NIGHT, JERRY'S GIRLS, ANYTHING GOES, August Wilson's KING HEDLEY II and her celebrated Muzzy in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE - a role she reprises in the new Muny production of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical beginning this week - the one and only Leslie Uggams. Taking a thorough look back at her career thus far, Uggams opens up about her many successes and how she has endured for fifty years in show business and shares recollections of many of her most noted co-stars and collaborators, all the way up to the recent 2012 Encores! PIPE DREAM. Additionally, Uggams comments on her film and TV appearances over the years, speaking about her work in INHERIT THE WIND, TWO WEEKS IN ANOTHER TOWN, ROOTS and beyond. Plus, she shares her candid opinions on GLEE, SMASH, Broadway then versus now, future plans for her Lena Horne solo show and thoughts on other roles she would enjoy pursuing - and much, much more! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 20th, 2012'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 20th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 20, 2012

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 Sidetrack all-time Top Ten list, Make Music Chicago, Chicago concerts by Chenoweth, Callaway, Mason, Menzel and Eder, two puppet musicals, 'Next Stop,' 'The Hunchback Variations' and more! (more...)

DEAR MISS GARLAND Opens at Stoneham Theatre, 6/28DEAR MISS GARLAND Opens at Stoneham Theatre, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012

Dear Miss Garland, a musical co-written by St. George and award-winning director, Scott Edmiston opens at Stoneham Theatre on Thursday, June 28th. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Narrate PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS JOFFREY, 12/28Mandy Patinkin to Narrate PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS JOFFREY, 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Mandy Patinkin will narrate PBS's AMERICAN MASTERS JOFFREY BALLET on Friday December 28th at 9pm. The special will cover the story of the first quintessentially American dance company founded by Robert Joffrey and Gerald Arpino, who pioneered a new dance philosophy. (more...)

Andrea McArdle, Nellie McKay and More Set for NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Tonight, 6/18Andrea McArdle, Nellie McKay and More Set for NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Tonight, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

The second annual 'Night of A Thousand Judys' - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center - takes place at Playwrights Horizons tonight, June 18. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brazilian WIZARD OF OZ is a Sparkling EmeraldBWW Reviews: Brazilian WIZARD OF OZ is a Sparkling Emerald
by Paulo Afonso De Lima - Jun 17, 2012

Charles Moeller and Claudio Botelho bring to Brazil the most expensive musical ever produced here. An amazing concept and strong production values, as well as a gifted cast and creative team, turn the Brazilian production of Wizard of Oz in a landmark of the contemporary musical theater in this Country. Based on the theatrical RSC aproach of the original work (book and motion picture),Moeller and Botelho move in astonishing parallel ways to find their own, unique yellow brick road. The Brazilian Oz is a show to be remembered for years to come. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Extends at Don't Tell Mama's thru 8/25JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Extends at Don't Tell Mama's thru 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

'Judy and Liza Together Again', starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'BEST DUO' this year by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been extended through the summer season at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW Puts New Block of Tickets on Sale Through Jan. 16, 2013END OF THE RAINBOW Puts New Block of Tickets on Sale Through Jan. 16, 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

End of the Rainbow starring two-time Olivier Award-winner and Tony Award-nominee Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland, has put a new block of tickets on sale through January 6, 2013. The production is directed by Tony Award-winner Terry Johnson, and festuring music by Peter Quilter. (more...)

THE GAY PLAY SERIES Returns to The Ringwald Theatre, Now thru 6/25THE GAY PLAY SERIES Returns to The Ringwald Theatre, Now thru 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

The Ringwald Theatre is proud to announce the 3rd installment of its wildly popular Gay Play Series (GPS). Last year's outing was attended by hundreds of people over a ten day festival period. This year the program will run over two consecutive weekends that will feature a one-time only event, music shows and, at the centerpiece, performances of 11 new, one act LGBT plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: Margaret O'Brien Visits Peter Mac's GET HAPPY! A 90th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONPhoto Flash: Margaret O'Brien Visits Peter Mac's GET HAPPY! A 90th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2012

On Judy Garland's 90th Birthday (June 10, 2012), Oscar Award winning actress and Garland's co-star of 'Meet Me in St. Louis' Margaret O'Brien attended Peter Mac's show, GET HAPPY! A 90TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION. See photos of O'Brien with Mac and more below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2012

Two-time Tony Award nominee André De Shields, who created the title role in the hit Broadway musical THE WIZ, has just returned from Chittenango, New York where he was a Special Guest of Honor at the 34th Annual OZ-Stravaganza weekend. This village, just outside Syracuse, New York, is the birthplace of L. Frank Baum who is best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which became the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2012

Two-time Tony Award nominee André De Shields, who created the title role in the hit Broadway musical THE WIZ, has just returned from Chittenango, New York where he was a Special Guest of Honor at the 34th Annual OZ-Stravaganza weekend! This lovely village just outside Syracuse, New York is the birthplace of L. Frank Baum who is best known for writing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, which became the classic 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland. (more...)

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