End of the Rainbow Broadway

$31.50-$126.50

Starring Olivier® Award-winner Tracie Bennett in a bravura performance as Judy Garland, End of the Rainbow received rave reviews and four Olivier® Award nominations in London. The setting is December 1968, and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback... again. In a London hotel room preparing for a series of concerts, with both her new young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get "beyond the rainbow" with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity, and razor-sharp wit. This savagely funny drama offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture. End of the Rainbow features some of Garland's most memorable songs, performed with the show-stopping gusto for which she will always be remembered.



Schedule

Belasco Theatre

(New York, NY)
111 West 44th St. Seating Chart

Featured Reviews For End of the Rainbow


Star channels Garland, but the play can't - Newsday
The British actress is so good that, for someone not a serious Judy devotee or somebody who gets kicks from watching train wrecks, she is really, really hard to be around. No doubt, this is not the response desired by producers of "End of the Rainbow," the pseudo-biographical play-with-music that transferred from London with understandable raves for Bennett.

Judy Garland Vomits on Her Rainbow in New Show: Review - Bloomberg
Tracie Bennett stars (if such a word can be applied to an impersonation bettered any night in any downtown drag bar) as Judy in late 1968. [...] See Judy pop pills. Watch Judy vomit. Avert your eyes as Judy services her young buck. Listen as Judy, jazzed on Ritalin, loudly unravels before an adoring audience.


 

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by BWW Special Coverage - August 19, 2012
The Broadway production of End of the Rainbow, written by Peter Quilter and directed by Tony Award winner Terry Johnson, will play its final performance today, Sunday, August 19, 2012. The production, which began performances on Monday, March 19 of this year and opened on Monday, April 2, will have played a total of 176 performances at Broadway's Belasco Theatre. With this flashback, BroadwayWorld remembers End of the Rainbow's run on the Great White Way.
by BWW News Desk - July 31, 2012
The highly acclaimed Broadway production of End of the Rainbow, written by Peter Quilter and directed by Tony® Award winner Terry Johnson, will play its final performance on Sunday, August 19, it was announced today. The production, which began performances on Monday, March 19, 2012 and opened to rave reviews on Monday, April 2, will have played a total of 176 performances at Broadway's Belasco Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - July 20, 2012
Tracie Bennett, who stars as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow, will be participating in post-show talk-backs, moderated by Village Voice columnist Michael Musto, on Tuesday, July 31 and Tuesday, August 7.
by BWW News Desk - June 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.
by BroadwayWorld TV - June 8, 2012
BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tony Brunch on May 2, 2012, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Michael Cumptsy, nominee for Best Featured Actor in a Play for End of the Rainbow.
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012
"End of the Rainbow," the acclaimed new play with music by Peter Quilter, starring two-time Olivier Award-winner and current Tony Award-nominee Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland and directed by Tony Award-winner Terry Johnson, is announced for the 2012-2013 season at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center.
by Contests Broadway - May 7, 2012
Thank you to all those who entered the 'Throw Your Arms Up, Evita!' contest - it was a sheer success! Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to congratulate Michael Yavorsky, whose entry won him a trip to New York to see the Tony Award-nominated production and dinner for two at the Chimichurri Grill! Check out his winning entry below, taken on the balcony of the Casa Rosada in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2012
End of the Rainbow is hosting theaterland's first ever Instagram Meet-Up at the famed Belasco Theatre (111 W. 44th Street). Taking place at 12:45 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, April 21, the event, which is open to all interested Instagram enthusiasts, will offer participants an exclusive tour of the recently renovated theatre, which boasts one of New York's most beautiful neo-Georgian interiors. Those participating in this rare opportunity will be encouraged to snap and post photos of the theater via Instagram. Photos will be tagged "endoftherainbowbwy" so non-participants can easily find and view the images. For more information, and to sign up for the event, visit: http://www.meetup.com/Instagram/New-York-NY/676332/
by Contests Broadway - April 11, 2012
IT'S DECEMBER 1968 AND JUDY GARLAND is poised to make a triumphant comeback… again. In a London hotel room with her young new fianceé ('a perfectly cast Tom Pelphrey' New York Times) and trusted pianist ('a wonderful Michael Cumpsty' New York Times) at her side, Garland prepares to undertake a series of concerts at London's famed Talk of the Town with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit, revealing the most brilliant star in her most demanding role: her life. END OF THE RAINBOW is now playing - buy tickets today and save!
by BWW News Desk - April 3, 2012
END OF THE RAINBOW made its Broadway premiere last night, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett shines in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony® Award winning Terry Johnson. Bennett is joined onstage by Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 3, 2012
END OF THE RAINBOW made its Broadway premiere last night, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett shines in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony® Award winning Terry Johnson. Bennett is joined onstage by Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell. BroadwayWorld was on hand at the Plaza hotel to speak with Bennett and company at the celebratory after party and brings you full coverage below!
by Walter McBride - April 3, 2012
END OF THE RAINBOW made its Broadway premiere last night, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett shines in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony® Award winning Terry Johnson. Bennett is joined onstage by Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell. BroadwayWorld.com was there as the premiere curtain came down and brings you photo coverage of the curtain call and encore performance below!
by Review Roundups - April 3, 2012
End of the Rainbow opened tonight, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. How'd it fair with the critics? Let's find out...
by Linda Lenzi - April 3, 2012
END OF THE RAINBOW made its Broadway premiere last night, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Afterwards, BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the show's opening night party!
by Ben Peltz - April 3, 2012
If energy and physical commitment equaled craft and technique, Tracie Bennett's performance as Judy Garland in End Of The Rainbow might be considered one of the great triumphs of the season. But Peter Quilter's flimsy play offers her little in the way of support and director Terry Johnson has her playing more highly strung caricature than character, reducing the enterprise to little more than an endurance test for those at both sides of the footlights.
by BroadwayWorld TV - April 2, 2012
The Broadway premiere of End of the Rainbow is tonight, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett shines in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony® Award winning Terry Johnson. The first production highlights have been released and BroadwayWorld brings you a look below!
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2012
The Broadway premiere of End of the Rainbow is tonight, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Check out these production photographs of Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell as they join two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony® Award winning Terry Johnson.
by BWW News Desk - April 2, 2012
The Broadway production of END OF THE RAINBOW will open tonight, April 2, at the Belasco Theatre. Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell join two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony Award winning Terry Johnson.
by BWW News Desk - March 27, 2012
MASTERWORKS BROADWAY has just announced the release of Tracie Bennett Sings Judy: Songs from the Broadway Production of End of the Rainbow and Other Garland Classics available now. The new play with music features Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell, joining two-time Olivier Award-winner Tracie Bennett in Peter Quilter's acclaimed show about the legendary Judy Garland. Directed by the Tony® Award winning Terry Johnson, End of the Rainbow started performances on March 19, 2012 at Broadway's Belasco Theatre, opening April 2.
by BWW News Desk - March 19, 2012
The Broadway premiere of End of the Rainbow, a new play with music, begins previews tonight at the Belasco Theatre.Opening night is set for Monday, April 2. Michael Cumpsty, Tom Pelphrey and Jay Russell join two-time Oliver Award-winner Tracie Bennett in Peter Quilter's acclaimed play about the legendary Judy Garland, directed by the Tony® Award winning Terry Johnson.