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Archive for End of the Rainbow

END OF THE RAINBOW at International City Theatre

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Neal Weaver  – Stage Raw

Some years before Judy Garland’s death, she appeared at a star-studded benefit for the Actors Studio in New York, alongside Carole Channing, Ava Gardner, Shelley Winters and Josephine Premice — and Judy’s children, including Liza Minelli. Judy wore a black satin evening suit, which emphasized her matchstick legs, the result of years of abuse of drugs and alcohol. Read more…

Melinda Schupmann – Arts In LA

Great talent is often accompanied by great torment. Judy Garland’s life was filled with frequent affairs, failed marriages, suicide attempts, and professional struggles even as she was declared by many to be the world’s greatest entertainer. Read more…

Now playing through March 15.

End of the Rainbow, Ahmanson Theatre

Photo by Craig Schwartz.

 

End of the Rainbow by Peter Quilter.

 

Pauline Adamek – ArtsBeatLA

If you didn’t get to see legendary actress and singer Judy Garland perform live, then a new play with music about the last days of her turbulent life may offer you the next best thing – that is, if you’re okay with a cringe-worthy and exaggerated depiction of the diminutive songbird.  Read more…