By Michael Gioia
16 Jun 2014
|Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN|
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 directs and choreographs 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 features Randy Harrison ("Queer as Folk"), Bridget Barkan ("The Tonight Show"), Joseph Keckler, Natalie Douglas, Boggess (The Phantom of the Opera), Austin Scarlett (“Project Runway”), 60s pop singer Karen Wyman, two-time Tony Award nominee Alison Fraser, Hoffman (Hairspray), jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein, Grammy Award winner Jane Monheit, Tony nominee O'Malley (Book of Mormon), Murney (Wicked), R&B singer Sarah Dash, folk-rock performer Erin McKeown and Gabrielle Stravelli.
For more information, visit AliForneyCenter.org/Judys.