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
Lorna Luft to Return for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS 2016 National TourLorna Luft to Return for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS 2016 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced today that Lorna Luft will reprise her role as Martha Watson in the upcoming National Tour. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson, Vanessa Williams and More Bring Summer Gigs to ProvincetownCheyenne Jackson, Vanessa Williams and More Bring Summer Gigs to Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Provincetown's Art House brings some of its heavy hitters out early to kick-off its summer season with a bang. (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZCelebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Arlene Phillips Helms New British Rock Musical 27 at Cockpit TheatreArlene Phillips Helms New British Rock Musical 27 at Cockpit Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 20, 2016

Director/choreographer Arlene Phillips is to helm the world premiere of new British rock musical, written and co-directed by Sam Cassidy. The show runs 8 September-22 October at London's Cockpit Theatre, with press night on 12 September. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 20-26, Featuring Alexandra Silber, Laura Osnes, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 20-26, Featuring Alexandra Silber, Laura Osnes, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 19, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Al(exandra) Silber's Casual Monday, The Broadway Princess Party feat. Laura Osnes, Barbara Cook, Lorna Luft Celebrates Pride Week, and Anything But Love the Musical in Concert. (more...)

Judy Garland Talk & Concert Set for Northeast Harbor Library, 6/29Judy Garland Talk & Concert Set for Northeast Harbor Library, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Award-winning music producer, critic and translator Lawrence Schulman will give a talk on Judy Garland, entitled 'Moments of Magic,' at the Northeast Harbor Library (Maine) on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5 P.M. Admission is free. The one-and-a-quarter hour talk will examine Judy Garland's life and career, and feature nine audio-video clips, to be followed by a question and answer. Schulman will endeavor to answer the question: 'If I had just one hour to convince you of Judy Garland's place in classic American popular music, what film and television performances would I choose?' The talk will be followed by a mini-concert of songs Garland sang by famed jazz vocalist Diane Linscott and the equally renowned pianist Scott Cleveland. (more...)

The Friday 5: JUDY's Linda Sue Runyeon & Chase MillerThe Friday 5: JUDY's Linda Sue Runyeon & Chase Miller
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 17, 2016

Dickson's Gaslight Dinner Theatre continues its 16th Anniversary Season and 75th show with  JUDY! A Musical Tribute, which opened yesterday. JUDY! A Musical Tribute is a two-act revue that includes performances of famous Garland tunes. Compiled and created by stage veterans Linda Sue Simmons Runyeon and Joe Grizzel, this cabaret revue is a musical collection of songs, video and documentary, taking the audience "down memory lane" about the life of America's sweet heart, Judy Garland. (more...)

UPDATE: Lady Gaga 'On Board' for Bradley Cooper's A STAR IS BORN RemakeUPDATE: Lady Gaga 'On Board' for Bradley Cooper's A STAR IS BORN Remake
by Movies News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Now, Variety reports that the Grammy winner is 'on board' with the project and that negotiations are currently underway. (more...)

Lady Gaga in Talks to Join Bradley Cooper in A STAR IS BORN RemakeLady Gaga in Talks to Join Bradley Cooper in A STAR IS BORN Remake
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

With Beyonce officially no longer attached, Warner Bros. is once more on the hunt for the female lead in its long-gestating remake of A STAR IS BORN. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ to Run 7/14-24 at Rivertown TheatersTHE WIZARD OF OZ to Run 7/14-24 at Rivertown Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

As the final production for the 2015 - 2016 season, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts will present one of the most beloved musical tales from film, "The Wizard of Oz"  performed live by adults and children on the Main Stage July 14 - 24. (more...)

KURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL Set for Miles Memorial PlayhouseKURT WEILL AT THE CUTTLEFISH HOTEL Set for Miles Memorial Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Tony Award-winning actor-singer-director Paul Sand will remount his hit show, "Kurt Weill at the Cuttlefish Hotel," in July in Santa Monica - which will also launch his newly formed Santa Monica Public Theatre. (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part One: The 1960sVIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part One: The 1960s
by Michael Dale - Jun 10, 2016

The first of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

MICKEY & JUDY to Pay Tribute to Judy Garland on 94th BirthdayMICKEY & JUDY to Pay Tribute to Judy Garland on 94th Birthday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?Internationally acclaimed, award-winning musical Mickey & Judy, currently earning rave reviews at the London Ontario Fringe Festival, will pay tribute to the actress Judy Garland on what would have been her 94th Birthday (Friday, June 10). (more...)

Rufus Wainwright to Bring Judy Garland Tribute Back to Carnegie HallRufus Wainwright to Bring Judy Garland Tribute Back to Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

On June 16th and 17th, one of contemporary music's most historic nights will return to Carnegie Hall. (more...)

18-25 Ticket Lottery Launched for Judy Garland Musical THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark Playhouse18-25 Ticket Lottery Launched for Judy Garland Musical THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2016

A new tiicket lottery, aimed solely at 18-25 year olds, is launched today. Sponsored by leading life insurer Rothesay Life, the Through the Mill Ticket Lottery will enable young adults between the ages of 18 and 25 a chance to win two top price seats for each performance of THROUGH THE MILL - Ray Rackham's play charting the life and career of acclaimed actress and singer Judy Garland.  (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

SUMMER STAGES: What's Hot In Nashville Theater in 2016SUMMER STAGES: What's Hot In Nashville Theater in 2016
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Although the calendar tells us we're still in the spring season, things are quickly heating up in Nashville - theatrically speaking - and theater-goers have a plethora of shows coming up from which to choose, including some summer musicals that are sure to set feet a-tapping and a classic drama that's sure to provoke more thought and discussion than perhaps ever before. (more...)

Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, and More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS on 6/6Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, and More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS on 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Erin Markey, Josh Sharp, April Kidwell, Michael Cyril Creighton and Phillip Taratula will join the cast of the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

BWW Review: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, Union Theatre, June 4 2016BWW Review: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, Union Theatre, June 4 2016
by Gary Naylor - Jun 5, 2016

Gary Naylor sees a very fine production of one of the most popular plays of the last twenty years, crowned by a superb central performance. (more...)

Charles Busch, BROADWAY TRIVIA NIGHT & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekCharles Busch, BROADWAY TRIVIA NIGHT & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 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. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

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