In honor of the tenth anniversary of his sold-out Judy Garland tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall, pop singer Rufus Wainwright is recreating the concert for two performances, June 16 and 17 at the same venue.
As in 2006, Wainwright restages Garland’s Grammy-winning live double album, Judy at Carnegie Hall, based on her famous April 23, 1961, concert. In addition to her signature ”Over the Rainbow” and ”The Trolley Song,” Garland sang a brace of show tunes and pop hits including ”Almost Like Being in Love,” ”That's Entertainment,” ”Do It Again” and ”The Man that Got Away.”
“A lot has happened in 10 years on all fronts and musically this show will reflect that,” Wainwright said in a statement. “This brilliant material was constructed to widen and deepen with age and I’m looking forward to the experience of singing these songs again, myself being more experienced. Can’t wait to slip back into those ruby slippers, though in this day and age of comfort and commercialism I suppose they should be ruby sneakers!”
Tickets can be ordered at Carnegie Hall's website.
Timed to the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, Wainwright also released the album Take All My Loves: 9 Shakespeare Sonnets. Among those heard with Wainwright on the album are Florence Welch, Helena Bonham Carter, William Shatner and Wainwright's sister, Martha Wainwright.