Night of a Thousand Judys Benefit Concert Sets June Date at Joe’s Pub

Cabaret & Concert News   Night of a Thousand Judys Benefit Concert Sets June Date at Joe’s Pub
 
The annual fundraiser for The Ali Forney Center returns June 1 to pay tribute to entertainment icon Judy Garland.
Judy Garland at Falkoner Centret in March 1969
Judy Garland at Falkoner Centret in March 1969

Night of a Thousand Judys, the annual concert featuring a lineup of theatre and cabaret stars performing the songs of legendary entertainer Judy Garland, will return for its seventh annual installment June 1 at Joe’s Pub.

The concert supports the work of the Ali Forney Center, and its mission to protect and empower homeless LGBTQ youth.

Written and hosted by Justin Sayre, this year's event commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the 50th anniversary of Garland’s passing. Showtime is 7 PM.

Talent for this year's event has not yet been revealed.

Previous years have included such performers as Carolee Carmello, Liz Callaway, Tonya Pinkins, Howard McGillin, Telly Leung, Justin Vivian Bond, Karen Mason, Karen Akers, Martha Wash, Madeleine Peyroux, Cyrille Aimée, Jane Monheit, Molly Pope, Nellie McKay, and more.

Night of a Thousand Judys is directed by Peter James Cook, with music direction by Lance Horne. The event is produced by Dan Fortune and Adam J. Rosen, with Fortune serving as executive producer.

Tickets, beginning at $75, can be purchased at JoesPub.com.

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