Night of a Thousand Judys Benefit to Celebrate "The Wizard of Oz"

By Adam Hetrick
February 28, 2014

The fourth annual Night of a Thousand Judys, the benefit that celebrates all things Judy Garland, will return June 16 with a tribute to the 75th anniversary of "The Wizard of Oz" at Merkin Concert Hall.



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.

Talent for the evening will be announced at a later date. Artists who have participated in previous years include Martha Wash, Carolee Carmello, Justin Vivian Bond, Madeleine Peyroux, Tonya Pinkins, Nellie McKay, Telly Leung, Karen Mason, Bridget Everett, Michael Musto, Jackie Hoffman, Howard McGillin, Jessica Molaskey & John Pizzarelli, Ashley Brown, Daniel Reichard, Karen Akers, Paul Iacono, Daisy Eagan, Frank DeCaro and more.

For more information, visit aliforneycenter.org/judys.