End of the Rainbow
directed by Terry Johnson
The recipient of rave reviews in London and
four Olivier Award nominations, End of the Rainbow stars
Olivier Award-winner Tracie Bennett in a bravura performance as Judy Garland,
directed by the Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson (La Cage Aux
Set in December 1968, 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. The savagely funny drama offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture. A play with music, 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. Critics have hailed Tracie Bennett's performance as "dazzling," "unforgettable" and "one of the greatest musical performances ever witnessed," and The London Daily Telegraph raved, "There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat with shivers racing down the spine, and realize there is nowhere on God's earth you'd rather be. End of the Rainbow is one such occasion."
Don't miss your opportunity
to experience End of the Rainbow at the Guthrie before it heads to
Broadway in March 2012!
This play contains mature themes, strong language and smoking.
Run time: 2 hours and 15 minutes including intermission.
|Set and Costume Designer
|Voice and Dialect Consultant
|Assistant Stage Manager
VIDEO: End of the Rainbow's Tom Pelphrey on WCCO TV
Minnesota Public Radio: Actress channels Judy Garland at 'End of the Rainbow'
Star Tribune:Garland's fall beautifully portrayed in Guthrie play
Mpls-St Paul Magazine: End of the Rainbow at the Guthrie
Minnesota Monthly: Dorothy Gone Wild
Metro Magazine: The Dark Side
Lavender: Arts Interview: Tracie Bennett: The Guthrie's Judy Garland
Star Tribune: Judy Garland at the End.