Judy Garland News

Date Of Birth:
June 10, 1922
Date Of Death:
June 22, 1969 (47)
Birth Place:
Grand Rapids, MN, USA
BWW Reviews: The 'L' Word is 'Laughter' During JANE LYNCH's Gleeful, Quirky Debut Cabaret Show at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 21, 2014

In the TV musical comedy-drama, Glee, the award-winning actress Jane Lynch plays the deliciously evil high school cheerleading coach-turned-principal Sue Sylvester, who is constantly trying to sabotage the efforts of the school's glee club to compete in singing competitions or even exist. It's a good thing nobody tried to prevent Lynch from taking a real-life crack at nightclub singing, as her debut show this past week at 54 Below (the last show is tonight at 8pm) was a delightful breath of cabaret fresh air. (more...)

Photo Flash: Justin Sayre, Austin Scarlett, Alison Fraser, Jackie Hoffman and More at 4th Annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The fourth annual 'Night Of A Thousand Judys' -- presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre -- welcomed stars including Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera), Austin Scarlett ('Project Runway'), Karen Wyman (celebrated 60s pop singer), Alison Fraser (two-time Tony Award nominee), Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray) and Aaron Weinstein (acclaimed jazz violinist), as well as Jane Monheit (Grammy Award nominated jazz star), Sarah Dash (R&B/Disco legend of LaBelle), Rory O'Malley (Tony Award nominee, The Book of Mormon,) Julia Murney (Wicked, The Wild Party), Erin McKeown (folk-rock singer/songwriter) and Gabrielle Stravelli (Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra). Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Birdland Announces 'OUR SINATRA: A Musical Celebration' and More, 6/30-7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their amazing line-up of talent for June 30 through July 6, featuring: Our Sinatra "A Musical Celebration" with Eric Comstock, Christopher Gines, Harmony Keeney, Jane Monheit, Arturo O'Farrill, Frank Wildhorn, and Introducing A New Segment: Mentor Mondays! (more...)

BWW Interview: Chicago's Own Karen Mason
by Adrienne Onofri - Jun 19, 2014

Upon her return to Davenport's in Chicago, the theater & cabaret star talks about her voice and how she almost lost it. (more...)

FFT Productions Presents Kimberly Roberts as Judy Garland in THE GET HAPPY HOUR WITH JUDY on 6/24 and 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Spend an evening with Judy Garland, America's Sweetheart, as she tells of the TV show she'd preferred to have done. Get to know again the Judy everyone loves, without all the booze and drugs. Share songs, laughs, and tears with Judy as portrayed by Kimberly Roberts, a Vanity Fair featured Garland doppelganger and featuring the directorial debut of Toronto stage star, Sarah Strange. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WIZARD OF OZ Thrills Audiences at Stagecrafters
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 17, 2014

Now on stage at the beautiful Baldwin Theatre in Royal Oak is Stagecrafters' current production, The Wizard of Oz. This mega musical finishes out a highly successful season for the amazingly talented group. If you are looking for something different from Judy Garland's version, this one has just the right amount of difference to make it interesting without losing the magic of the L. Frank Baum story. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Announces Entire Cast for 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Alexander Fraser, Robyn Goodman, Stephen Kocis, and Josh Fiedler announce complete casting for the remaining 2014 75th anniversary summer seaso (more...)

Scoop: 24 LIVE ANOTHER DAY on FOX - Monday, June 16, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 16, 2014

Get all the scoop on 24 LIVE ANOTHER DAY, airing on FOX on Monday, June 16, 2014! (more...)

The Jazz Scene Updates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014


Linda Lavin, Arturo O'Farrill, Loston Harris & More Set for Birdland in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its July 2014 schedule, featuring Arturo O'Farrill, Loston Harris, Ben Allison Group, John Pizzarelli, Barbara Carroll, Rolando Morales-Matos, Linda Lavin, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and MORE! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lorna Luft Plays Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Broadway at Birdland concert series takes place every Monday at 7pm, followed by the always-extreme open mic, Jim Caruso's Cast Party. Birdland is at 315 West 44 Street in the heart of the Theater District. See www.BirdlandJazz.com for details. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/10/14 - Equity Awards, 'BIKE', 'NIGHT', 'NEW GIRL' Off-Broadway, LaBelle AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 10, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Actors' Equity doles out awards, off-Broadway is teaming with new shows, Patti LaBelle struts into the guest-starring role in AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

BWW TV: GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Robert L. Freedman Celebrates Tony for Best Book of a Musical!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 09, 2014

As we reported last night, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder's Robert L. Freedman won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Freedman had to say below! (more...)

Scoop: 24 LIVE ANOTHER DAY on FOX - Friday, June 13, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 09, 2014

Get all the scoop on 24 LIVE ANOTHER DAY, airing on FOX on Friday, June 13, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: 24 LIVE ANOTHER DAY on FOX - Monday, June 9, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jun 09, 2014

Get all the scoop on 24 LIVE ANOTHER DAY, airing on FOX on Monday, June 9, 2014! (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 09, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE's Robert L. Freedman Wins Tony for Best Book of a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 08, 2014

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder 's Robert L. Freedman has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical. Freedman received the Fred Ebb and Kleban awards for the musicals A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder and Campaign of the Century with Steven Lutvak, and was nominated for Emmy and Writers Guild awards for the television miniseries Life With Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE FESTIVAL 2014: DIRTY THIRTY Megan Doherty Continues Her Journey of Discovery
by Jade Kops - Jun 07, 2014

Adelaide local Megan Doherty brings her next instalment of her personal growth to the stage with her new show DIRTY THIRTY. (more...)

Lorna Luft to ACCENTUATE THE POSITIVE at Birdland, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

On Monday, June 9, Lorna Luft will bring 'Accentuate the Positive' to Birdland with performances at 7:00PM and 10:30PM. (more...)

by Roy Berko - Jun 06, 2014

'Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie,' 'Maestro: Leonard Bernstein,' 'The Devil's Music: The Life and Times of Bessie Smith,' 'One Night with Janice Joplin.' What do these all have in common? They are shows that Cleveland Play House has staged in the last several years, and they are productions that showcase the musical talents of a particular artist. (more...)

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