Some of Broadway's top stars come out June 6 to pay homage to the late, iconic Judy Garland at the sixth annual Night Of A Thousand Judys—the Pride concert presented by The Meeting to benefit The Ali Forney Center. The event is held at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan).
The evening, which begins with a VIP reception at 6:30 PM, followed by the 8 PM performance, honors Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as a movie star, recording artist and stage performer.
Scheduled performers include Alice Ripley, Annie Golden, Lillias White, Vivian Reed, Nathan Lee Graham, Lady Rizo, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner, Gabrielle Stravelli, T. Oliver Reid, Barrett Foa, Marissa Mulder and the intriguingly named Nadia Quinn & Ahna O’Reilly with the Playbillies.
The evening is written and hosted by Justin Sayre and directed by Peter James Cook. Lance Horne serves as the event’s music supervisor.
The Ali Forney Center is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive organization dedicated to homeless LGBT youth. AFC’s goal is to “provide them with the support and services they need to escape the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives.” For more information, visit Aliforneycenter.org.
Night Of A Thousand Judys is produced by Dan Fortune and Adam J. Rosen, with Fortune serving as executive producer.
Tickets are $45 (Balcony), $60 (Regular), $75 (Prime), $100 (VIP) and $500 (Ruby Slipper VIP). The $100 seats include the VIP pre-show reception, a deluxe gift bag and preferred seating. The $500 seats include a ticket to Rufus Wainwright at Carnegie Hall, in addition to a gift bag, premium seating and an exclusive poster signed by the cast. Tickets are on sale at KauffmanMusicCenter.org.