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
TAKING FLIGHT Set for Planet Connections Theatre FestivityTAKING FLIGHT Set for Planet Connections Theatre Festivity
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Sarah Jebian* presents her acclaimed cabaret act, Taking Flight: Songs of Hope, which combines her long-time love of music with her passion for social equality. Created and performed by Jebian, with piano accompaniment by David Libby, and directed by Robb Hillman and David McMullin, Taking Flight will be performed on Friday, June 26 at 7:30pm, Saturday, June 27th at 8pm, Wednesday, July 1 at 4:30pm, Monday, July 6th at 7pm and Tuesday, July 7th at 6pm in the Downstairs Theatre at The Paradise Factory, located at 64 East 4th Street as part of the 2015 Planet Connections Theatre Festivity. (more...)

Liza Minnelli to Perform at London Palladium in SeptemberLiza Minnelli to Perform at London Palladium in September
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Currently in her sixth decade of performing, Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy and a BAFTA, remains one of the world's most consummate performers and beloved entertainers. In film, on record, on stage and on television, Liza has won critical acclaim, a multitude of fans, and recognition from her peers in show business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word 'superstar.' (more...)

Marilyn Maye Coming to Lynn UniversityMarilyn Maye Coming to Lynn University
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Ella Fitzgerald called her 'the greatest white female singer in the world.'  (more...)

BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Judy Garland's JUDY AT CARNEGIE HALL is Truly EpicBWW #TBT CD Reviews: Judy Garland's JUDY AT CARNEGIE HALL is Truly Epic
by David Clarke - May 28, 2015

June is just around the corner. In New York, this means that spring is melting into summer and that New York City's annual celebration and remembrance of the original Stonewall riots is here. While the official NYC Pride website only lists a week's worth of activities late in June, denizens of the city are aware of festivities spanning the whole month. One of the most popular is the annual, star-studded NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS fundraising concert. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday): Fossee and ChambersTHE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday): Fossee and Chambers
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 28, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five on Thursday: five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. Today, our spotlight focuses on Rosemary Fossee and Megan Murphy Chambers, two of the powerhouse talents slated to appear in the world premiere of Geoff Davin's original show The First Church of Mary, The Repentant Prostitute's FIFTH ANNUAL Benefit Concert, Revival, and Pot Luck Dinner, directed by nine-time First Night Award winner Martha Wilkinson and starring Davin, Fossee, Chambers, Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva and Brooke Leigh Davis (the latter two recently took part in Friday Five festivities, leading to today's subjects Fossee and Chambers). (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This JuneJeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

This June, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Michael Feinstein, Molly Pope & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LINEUPMichael Feinstein, Molly Pope & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS LINEUP
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Michael Feinstein, Molly Pope, John Early and Jonah Verdon will join the previously announced headliners Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, The Skivvies, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Cyrille Aimee, Rachel  York, Adam Kantor, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith, Danielle Grabianowski, Julie Hill, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson to headline the fifth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - on Monday, June 1. The Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan). Called "a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert" by The Wall Street Journal, "Night Of A Thousand Judys" will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 PM and the performance at 8:00 PM. (more...)

From MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on BroadwayFrom MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on Broadway
by Sally Henry - May 23, 2015

Every other show on Broadway seems to be an adaptation of a movie. So the question is, which ones will be next? Our wonderful readers weighed in, as they did last week, and came up with some great suggestions! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Diana DeGarmo Featured in Surreal First Trailer for Studio Tenn's THE WIZARD OF OZSTAGE TUBE: Diana DeGarmo Featured in Surreal First Trailer for Studio Tenn's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by Stage Tube - May 22, 2015

Diana DeGarmo will lead the cast of Studio Tenn's upcoming production of THE WIZARD OF OZ in June - below, check out a surreal new trailer for the production!  (more...)

JSP Records to Release JUDY GARLAND: THE BEST OF LOST TRACKS 1929-1959 Compilation Later This YearJSP Records to Release JUDY GARLAND: THE BEST OF LOST TRACKS 1929-1959 Compilation Later This Year
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

JSP Records is proud to announce that after the phenomenal success of the 2010 4-CD box-set JUDY GARLAND: LOST TRACKS 1929-1959, it will be releasing in late 2015 a 1-CD compilation based on it, called JUDY GARLAND: THE BEST OF LOST TRACKS 1929-1959. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, Birmingham Rep Theatre, May 20 2015BWW Reviews: THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE, Birmingham Rep Theatre, May 20 2015
by Jenny Antill - May 21, 2015

Jim Cartwright's play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice opened to great acclaim at the National Theatre in 1992 before transferring into the West End. (more...)

THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Set for Birmingham Repertory TheatreTHE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE Set for Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

A thrilling new production of Jim Cartwright's much-loved The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse this spring. The Olivier award-winning play about the painfully shy but hugely talented Little Voice and her faultless impersonations of the greatest divas will be directed by James Brining, artistic director of West Yorkshire Playhouse and stars Vicky Entwistle, Chris Gascoyne and Nancy Sullivan. (more...)

Single Show Tickets to TheatreZone's 11th Season on Sale 6/1Single Show Tickets to TheatreZone's 11th Season on Sale 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Mark Danni, founder and artistic director of TheatreZone, the not-for-profit, Equity professional theatre group in residence at the G&L Theatre in Naples, reports that Season 11 single show tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 1. (more...)

The Skivvies, Cyrille Aimee & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS, 6/1The Skivvies, Cyrille Aimee & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Skivvies, Cyrille Aimee, Adam Kantor, Julie Hill, Josh Sharp and Aaron Jackson will join the previously announced headliners Melissa Errico, Liz Callaway, Michael McElroy, Lauren Worsham, Rachel  York, Randy Graff, Kim David Smith and Danielle Grabianowski for the fifth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre - on Monday, June 1. The Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan). Called "a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert" by The Wall Street Journal, "Night Of A Thousand Judys" will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 PM and the performance at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: WEHO Cheerleaders Win 2015 Drag Queen World Series to Support The Life Group LAPhoto Flash: WEHO Cheerleaders Win 2015 Drag Queen World Series to Support The Life Group LA
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

On Saturday, May 9, 2015 the West Hollywood Cheerleaders won The 4th Annual Drag Queen World Series against the returning champions The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The final score was 23 West Hollywood Cheerleaders to 18 The LA Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Carl Siciliano Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastCarl Siciliano Featured on Latest Episode of SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the seventh episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Carl Siciliano, founder of the Ali Forney Center, which provides shelter and services for homeless LGBT youth. The show is available on iTunes here.  Every June, Sayre's event Night of a Thousand Judys honors Judy Garland for Pride and raises money for the organization. Carl explains how the center was formed, who Ali Forney was and the challenges they face with fundraising. The first six episodes of the show - featuring interviews with Randy Harrison, Michael Musto, Frank DeCaro, Kim David Smith, Jeffery Self and R&B legend Sarah Dash - are also available. SPARKLE & CIRCULATE is produced by Dan Fortune and Tyrus Emory. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Diana DeGarmo as 'Dorothy' in Studio Tenn's THE WIZARD OF OZPhoto Flash: First Look at Diana DeGarmo as 'Dorothy' in Studio Tenn's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

After wrapping up the highly-acclaimed JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT tour, which she co-starred in alongside husband Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo will lead the cast of Studio Tenn's upcoming production of THE WIZARD OF OZ. Below, check out a first look at the stage and AMERICAN IDOL veteran in costume, which she posted to Instagram just earlier today! (more...)

BWW Special: Matt & Kim's Picks for the 2015 Orlando International Fringe FestivalBWW Special: Matt & Kim's Picks for the 2015 Orlando International Fringe Festival
by Kimberly Moy - May 11, 2015

Here is your chance to see shows old, new, and experimental. This year Fringe is bigger with a new venue (black) and more shows than previous years. The Orlando International Fringe Festival returns May 13 - May 25, 2015. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

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Seth Sikes to Celebrate Judy Garland's Birthday at 54 BelowSeth Sikes to Celebrate Judy Garland's Birthday at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

To celebrate Judy Garland's 93rd birthday Seth Sikes will return to 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, to perform his critically-acclaimed show Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland, an evening of Garland's most popular songs. Sikes returns to 54 Below after three previous sold-out appearances. (more...)

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