Judy Garland played by Tracie Bennett
The setting of End of the Rainbow 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.
The West Coast premiere of End of the Rainbow is the beginning of a national tour of what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls “. . . one of the most complete portraits of an artist I’ve ever seen . . .Watching Tracie Bennett’s electrifying interpretation of Judy Garland, you feel utterly alive. . . That’s what comes from witnessing acting that is this unconditionally committed, not to mention this sensational — in every sense of the word.”
CLICK HERE to buy tickets for the show or call [masked]-2772. Ticket prices range from $30 to $110. The Ahmanson Theatre is huge, and group tickets are difficult to find. If you are looking for someone to sit with, please post a comment below. This event is crossposted in other Meetup groups, and is not an exclusively a gay group.
PARKING: Street parking is difficult to find and many pay lots are available. Please arrive in Chinatown early so you can be at the restaurant at 10:45AM.
LUNCH (before the show):
We will meet at 10:45AM for for an early lunch before the show at (Sam Woo) Hong Kong B.B.Q. Restaurant in Chinatown of Downtown Los Angeles located at 803 N Broadway, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
To save time you can order your own dishes off the menu and get a separate check or you can share food. Vegan non-msg dishes are available. This restaurant accepts cash only.
CHINATOWN is less than a mile from the Ahmanson Theatre.
MAP: You can see the map route from the restaurant to the theatre by CLICKING HERE.
(You don't have to join us for lunch to come to the show or vice versa.)