Upon her arrival Harris called Bennett over to sit on his piano and serenaded her with the Garland tune “You Made Me Love You.”
Both had reason to celebrate that night: it was Loston's 10th Anniversary playing Bemelmans and Bennett had received a Tony nomination that very morning.
Tony Award-winning La Cage aux Folles director Terry Johnson stages the production of End of the Rainbow that received its U.S. debut at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis prior to Broadway.
Bennett earned an Olivier Award nomination for her portrayal of Garland in the London production. She is joined on stage by Michael Cumpsty (The Constant Wife, Democracy) as Garland's accompanist, Anthony, with Emmy winner Tom Pelphrey ("Guiding Light") as her husband, Mickey Deans, and Jay Russell (Our Town, The Play What I Wrote) in a variety of roles.
According to the producers, "End of the Rainbow is set in December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback... again. In a London hotel room preparing for a series of concerts, with both her new young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get 'beyond the rainbow' with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity, and razor-sharp wit. This savagely funny drama offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture. End of the Rainbow features some of Garland’s most memorable songs, performed with the show-stopping gusto for which she will always be remembered."
For tickets visit Telecharge.com or phone (212) 239-6200. The Belasco Theatre is located at 111 West 44th Street.