THE SCREENING ROOM: Tonya Pinkins, Ashley Brown, Molly Pope and More Sing at Night of a Thousand Judys (Video)

On June 18 a starry line-up of talent from Broadway and downtown united to celebrate the legacy of late entertainer Judy Garland in Night of a Thousand Judys at Playwrights Horizons.

The second annual event, a tribute to all things Judy Garland, benefited 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*.

The night featured appearances and performances by Tony winner Tonya Pinkins ( Jelly's Last Jam; Caroline, or Change), Ashley Brown ( Mary Poppins), Molly Pope ( Wonderful Town, Our Hit Parade), recording artist-actress Nellie McKay ( Threepenny Opera) and more. is giving our readers a first-look at several exciting performances from the evening.

The next Meeting* on Oct. 18 at the Duplex will celebrate Funny Girl. For tickets visit

Molly Pope sings "Chicago."

Ashley Brown sings Judy Garland's Movie Medley.

Tonya Pinkins sings "By Myself."

Nellie McKay sings "Changing My Tune."

Justin Sayre's "It's A New World."