Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, as well as illustrators Bats Langley, Ben Wiseman, Luci Gutiérrez, Laurène Boglio, Cédric Pierre-Bez, and Steve Cup have donated artwork to be auctioned during the seventh annual Night of A Thousand Judys benefit concert June 1 at Joe’s Pub.
The portraits of Garland will be available for bidding during the 7 PM concert. Auction assistance was provided by Michael Kushner Photography.
Flip through the artwork below:
As previously reported, Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo, who created the show posters for Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park With George, and The Lion King, designed this year's commemorative poster.
This year’s lineup of performers includes Tony Award nominee Christine Andreas (My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!), Nathan Lee Graham (Zoolander, The View UpStairs), Brittain Ashford (The Great Comet of 1812), Matt Doyle (Spring Awakening, The Book of Mormon), Julian Fleisher, Molly Pope, Kat Cunning (The Deuce), and Amber Martin.
The concert supports the work of the Ali Forney Center and its mission to protect and empower homeless LGBTQ youth.
Written and hosted by Justin Sayre, this year's event commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the 50th anniversary of Garland’s passing. Show time is 7 PM.
Night of a Thousand Judys is directed by Peter James Cook, with music direction by Lance Horne. The event is produced by Dan Fortune and Adam J. Rosen, with Fortune serving as executive producer.
Tickets, beginning at $75, can be purchased at JoesPub.com.