End of the Rainbow is a musical drama that depicts the life of charismatic and iconic entertainer Judy Garland. It takes place in the months leading up to her tragic and untimely death, at a time when she was desperately trying to hold on to her star status in the face of multiple obstacles and pressures, including drug addiction and complicated relationships with the men in her life. Written by Peter Quilter, it features some of Garland's biggest hit songs, including "The Trolley Song," "You Made Me Love You," "Come Rain or Come Shine," "The Man That Got Away," and, of course, "Over the Rainbow." Olivier Award-winner Tracie Bennett ("She Loves Me," "Hairspray") originated the star role to rave reviews. Grab your End of the Rainbow tickets right away to experience the dramatic life and musical legacy of one of the world's most beloved entertainment icons.Plot Synopsis:
It is 1968 and Judy Garland is trying her best to maintain her star status. She is staying in London with her new, younger fiance, Mickey Deans, and with the help of her friend and pianist Anthony, she prepares for a five-week run of concerts at The Talk of the Town (now the London Hippodrome). Because of a recent wave of negative press, Judy is trying to use her signature talents (remarkable voice, quick wit, and incredible energy) to get the world on her side again. But the obstacles of drug addiction and difficult relationships frustrate her efforts. Get your End of the Rainbow tickets right away to experience the legacy of one of the world's greatest entertainers.Creative Team: Playwright Peter Quilter End of the Rainbow News: April 3, 2012 After a run of previews from March 19, End of the Rainbow opens on Broadway!