December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback...again. In a London hotel room with her young new fiancé at her side, Garland battles with a tornado of drugs and alcohol as she undertakes an exhausting series of concerts at the Talk of the Town to try and reclaim her crown as the greatest talent of her generation. Despite a series of failed marriages and a wrecked Hollywood career, Judy remains a tough, compelling, remarkable woman always armed to the teeth with her legendary razor-sharp wit.
Génèse du musical
The show premièred in August 2005 at the Sydney Opera House in Australia starring Caroline O’Connor as Garland. It ran at the Theatre Royal, Sydney in May 2006, again with O'Connor. It also played at the 2006 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
It was then performed from February 5–20, 2010 at Northampton's Royal & Derngate as part of their Addicted To You season. This production was directed by Terry Johnson and starred Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland, with Hilton McRae as Anthony and Stephen Hagan as Mickey Deans. End of the Rainbow ran in the West End from 16 November 2010 to 21 May 2011 at Trafalgar Studios, starring Tracie Bennett. The West End production received nominations for four Olivier Awards, including Best Actress for Bennett and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for McRae. The show then toured in the UK, starting in Northampton, from 25 August to 3 September 2011.
End of the Rainbow made its American premiere at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, running from January 28 to March 11, 2012. Directed by Terry Johnson, Tracie Bennett repeated her role as Garland. The play opened on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre on March 19, 2012 in previews and officially on April 2. In addition to Bennett, the cast features Michael Cumpsty as Anthony, Tom Pelphrey as Mickey Deans, and Jay Russell. Bennett and Cumpsty received Tony Award nominations for their performances. Bennett also received the Outer Critics Circle Award and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for her performance.
Liste des chansons
"I Can't Give You Anything but Love, Baby"
"Just in Time"
"For Me and My Gal"
"You Made Me Love You (I Didn't Want to Do It)"
"The Trolley Song"
"The Man that Got Away"
"When You're Smiling"
"Come Rain or Come Shine"
"Over the Rainbow"
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