By Michael Gioia
12 Jun 2014
Presented as part of Justin Sayre's series The Meeting*, the annual event serves as a benefit for the Ali Forney Center and its mission to assist LGBT homeless youth.
Jason Wise will direct and choreograph the evening that will "honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer." Expect a special tribute to "The Wizard of Oz" as well.
The 8 PM concert will feature Randy Harrison ("Queer as Folk"), Bridget Barkan ("The Tonight Show"), Joseph Keckler, Natalie Douglas, Sierra Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera), Austin Scarlett (“Project Runway”), 60s pop singer Karen Wyman, two-time Tony Award nominee Alison Fraser, Jackie Hoffman (Hairspray), jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein, Grammy Award winner Jane Monheit, Tony nominee Rory O'Malley (Book of Mormon), Julia Murney (Wicked), R&B singer Sarah Dash, folk-rock performer Erin McKeown and Gabrielle Stravelli.
In anticipation of the evening, host Sayre and cast members Boggess, Hoffman and Harrison pick their favorite Garland performances and tell us why they made the list.
For more information, visit AliForneyCenter.org/Judys.Continued...