Bennett, who earned an Olivier Award nomination for her portrayal of Garland in the London production, repeats her performance for American audiences. She sings a handful of Garland's signature songs in Peter Quilter's music-filled drama, which is currently in previews at the Belasco Theatre toward and April 2 opening. Tony Award winner Terry Johnson (La Cage aux Folles) directs.
The track listing for the album follows:
"I Can't Give You Anything But Love/Just In Time"
"I Could Go On Singing"
Medley: "The Bells Are Ringing For Me And My Gal"/"You Made Me Love You"/"The Trolley Song"
"Zing Went The Strings Of My Heart"
"The Man That Got Away"
"Come Rain Or Come Shine"
"When You're Smiling"
"Somewhere Over The Rainbow"
"When The Sun Comes Out"
"Get Happy"/"By Myself"
For more about the album, visit MasterworksBroadway.com.
In End of the Rainbow Bennett is joined by Michael Cumpsty (The Constant Wife, Democracy) as Garland's accompanist, Anthony, with Emmy winner Tom Pelphrey ("Guiding Light") as her husband, Mickey Deans, and Jay Russell (Our Town, The Play What I Wrote) in a variety of roles. According to the producers, "End of the Rainbow is set in 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."