Andrea McArdle and Tonya Pinkins Ready to Don the "Garland" for Night of a Thousand Judys
Andrea McArdle and Tonya Pinkins joined creator and host Justin Sayre, director Ben Rimalower and music director Lance Horne in rehearsal for Night of a Thousand Judys — a tribute to all things Judy Garland — where McArdle and Pinkins readied their voices for Judy classics "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows," "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" and "By Myself." Presented as an installment of Sayre's variety show The Meeting, this June 18th performance will fall a week after Garland's 90th birthday and will include performers Karen Akers, Jenn Harris, Howard McGillin, Flotilla DeBarge, Murray Hill, Erin Markey, Summer & Eve and Michael Musto. Proceeds benefit the Ali Forney Center and its mission to assist LGBT homeless youth. For more on the show, click here. For info and tickets, click here.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.