Entitled "Caroline O'Connor: A Tribute to Garland," the recording was produced after O'Connor's critically acclaimed work in the Peter Quilter play End of the Rainbow. That play, which featured O'Connor as the late show-business legend, debuted at the Sydney Opera House in July 2005 and subsequently played Melbourne's The Arts Centre Playhouse. The complete track listing for "A Tribute to Garland" follows:
"Zing Went the Strings of My Heart"
"Almost Like Being in Love"/"This Can't Be Love"
"Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody"
"After You've Gone"
"You Made Me Love You"/"Me and My Gal"/"Trolley Song"
"When You're Smiling the Whole World Smiles With You"
"For Once in My Life"
"The Man That Got Away"
"Just in Time"
"Come Rain or Come Shine"
"Over the Rainbow"
Caroline O'Connor made her Broadway debut in Nov. 2002 in Chicago playing merry murderess Velma Kelly, a role she also played in the Australian production, where she was awarded the MO Award and the Green Room Award for Best Actress in a Musical. O'Connor received an Olivier Award nomination for her performance as Mabel Normand in the West End production of Jerry Herman's Mack and Mabel, and her other theatrical credits include roles in West Side Story, Piaf and Bombshells. The actress-singer-dancer portrayed Nini Legs in acclaimed film "Moulin Rouge," and her solo recordings include "What I Did for Love," "A Tribute to Piaf" and "Stage to Screen."
"Caroline O'Connor: A Tribute to Garland" is currently available on the Dress Circle website for £17.99. Visit www.dresscircle.co.uk for details.