The late Judy Garland would have turned 90 yesterday, so Liza Minnelli sent out a message:
“Today is a day for celebration. We celebrate the privilege of having had Mama touch all of our lives. She left us with so many feelings we never would have discovered about our self until she exquisitely translated them to us with her voice.
“She is to be missed deeply, yes…But, what if we never had her? That’s what we celebrate today. Mama gave each and every one of us the gift of hope, laughter, and love.”
And also the gift of the Night of 1000 Judys next Monday, a tribute event which has announced its final lineup.
I’m in very good company:
Andrea McArdle, Howard McGillin, Tonya Pinkins (above), Daniel Reichard, Nellie McKay, Murray Hill, Ashley Brown, Michael Musto, Karen Akers, Cole Escola, Bridget Everett, Dariuus De Haas, Summer & Eve, Jessica Molaskey, Frank DeCaro, Jenn Harris, Molly Pope, Erin Markey, Flotilla DeBarge, & Colleen McHugh
Join the Meeting, hosted by Justin Sayre
For their second annual NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS
The acclaimed gay comedy/variety show honors Judy Garland to benefit the Ali Forney Center.
DIRECTED BY BEN RIMALOWER
MUSIC DIRECTION BY LANCE HORNE
MONDAY, JUNE 18 at Playwrights Horizons.
There will be a pre-show VIP reception at 6:30 PM and the show at 8:00 PM.
Do it for the kids, for Judy, for Liza, for Gay Pride–and mostly, for ME!!!!