The Boy From Oz's Judy and Liza Appear at Gay Icons Talk in NYC, Aug. 23

News   The Boy From Oz's Judy and Liza Appear at Gay Icons Talk in NYC, Aug. 23
 
Actresses Isabel Keating and Stephanie J. Block — who play the legendary mother daughter team of Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli in the musical The Boy From Oz — will discuss portraying celebrated gay icons and perform at the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City, Aug. 23.
Stephanie J. Block (top) and Isabel Keating (bottom)
Stephanie J. Block (top) and Isabel Keating (bottom)

The event, which will be moderated director Moisés Kaufman (I Am My Own Wife, The Laramie Project), will take place at 7 PM. To purchase tickets, visit www.gaycenter.org or call (212) 620-7310, ext. 274. Limited seating is on a first come, first serve basis.

Keating starred in the world premiere of Matthew Barber's Enchanted April at The Hartford Stage Company and also appeared in the Broadway run. She was nominated for a Tony for her turn in The Boy From Oz and awarded the 2000 Helen Hayes Award for Best Actress for Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink at Washington, D.C.'s Studio Theatre. Other regional credits include The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Dinner With Friends. She was also featured as the voice of Garland in the PBS American Masters documentary "Judy Garland: By Myself."

Block makes her Broadway debut in The Boy From Oz. She has performed in many regional productions including the pre-Broadway run of Wicked at San Francisco's Curran Theatre. Other credits include Love a Piano, Fiddler on the Roof, James Joyce's The Dead, The Grass Harp and Funny Girl.

Director Kaufman recently directed the Pulitzer Prize-winning I Am My Own Wife. The founder and artistic director of the Tectonic Theater Project, he has wrote and directed Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and with Tectonic members The Laramie Project. He also directed the film adaptation of "The Laramie Project" for HBO.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center is located at 208 West 13th Street (off Seventh Ave.) in New York.

Isabel Keating as Judy Garland (left) and Stephanie J. Block as Liza Minnelli (right) in <i>The Boy From Oz</i>
Isabel Keating as Judy Garland (left) and Stephanie J. Block as Liza Minnelli (right) in The Boy From Oz Photo by Joan Marcus
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