Peter Quilter’s drama “End of the Rainbow” based on Judy Garland’s final days is set to premiere on Broadway next year.
The New York Times reports:
“End of the Rainbow,” Peter Quilter’s popular London drama-with-music about the final months of Judy Garland’s life, will come to Broadway next year, the show’s producers announced on Thursday. Performances are scheduled to begin March 19, 2012, at a Shubert theater to be announced, with opening night set for April 3. Tracie Bennett, a two-time Oliver Award winner who originated the role of Garland in London, will reprise her role on Broadway.
“End of the Rainbow,” directed by Terry Johnson (“La Cage aux Folles”), is set in December 1968 during Garland’s visit to London, a few months before her death. It features several songs for which Garland is most known, including “The Man That Got Away,” “Come Rain or Come Shine,” “The Trolley Song” and “Over the Rainbow.”
There was speculation that “End of the Rainbow” would come to Broadway after it was announced in April that the show would make its American premiere In January at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Ms. Bennett, reached by phone at her home in London, struggled to hold back tears as she talked about bringing the show to New York.
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