The second annual event, a tribute to all things Judy Garland, was a benefit for the Ali Forney Center and its mission to assist LGBT homeless youth. It was a special installment of Justin Sayre's variety show, The Meeting*.
Ben Rimalower (Joy, Leslie Kritzer Is Patti LuPone at Les Mouches) directed the 8 PM evening of tributes, skits and signature Garland songs. Lance Horne was musical director, and Jason Wise was choreographer.
The night featured appearances and performances by Tony winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam; Caroline, or Change), Tony nominees Andrea McArdle (Annie, Beauty and the Beast), Karen Akers (Nine, Grand Hotel) and Howard McGillin (Anything Goes, Phantom of the Opera), as well as Jenn Harris (Silence! The Musical), Jessica Molaskey (Parade, Songs for a New World), Daniel Reichard (Jersey Boys), Ashley Brown (Mary Poppins), Molly Pope (Wonderful Town, Our Hit Parade), recording artist-actress Nellie McKay (Threepenny Opera), writer Michael Musto, Cole Escola ("Jeffery & Cole Casserole"), Frank DeCaro, Colleen McHugh, Bridget Everett, Flotilla DeBarge, Murray Hill, Erin Markey, Dan Fishback and Summer & Eve.