Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Once-in-a-Lifetime Concert in Asbury Park THIS SUNDAY, JUNE 23

WHEN: SUNDAY, JUNE 23, at 7 PM
WHERE:
Paramount Theatre, 1200 Ocean Ave. in Asbury Park
TICKETS: $39 – $102
Purchase Tickets Here!

Judy Garland remains one of Hollywood’s most beloved and celebrated musical icons. Whether your favorite Judy is the 13-year-old Judy vulnerably singing “Over the Rainbow” in The Wizard of Oz or Judy belting out “The Man That Got Away” in A Star Is Born, we all have our favorite Judy Moment.

For many of us, our favorite Judy Moment is two glorious hours of Judy singing her heart out in Carnegie, the historical concert that’s still hailed as “the greatest night in show business history.” (Imagine Bette Davis, Marilyn Monroe, Chita Rivera, Julie Andrews, Gwen Verdon and Ethel Merman were in the audience!)

To kick off World Pride at the Jersey Shore, the Axelrod Performing Arts Center, in collaboration with Garden State Equality and the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, present Judy Garland at Carnegie Hall . This is the first recreation of the historic concert hosted by Judy Garland’s daughter Lorna Luft with a 40-piece orchestra conducted by Liza Minnelli’s former musical director Michael Berkowitz.

Joining Miss Luft on stage will be Tony winner Debbie Gravitte (Broadway’s Jerome Robbins Broadway, Les Miserables), 10-time MAC winner Karen Mason (Broadway’s Sunset Boulevard, Mamma Mia!), Joan Ellison (The Boy from Oz and Judy Garland musicologist) and Gabrielle Stravelli (Bistro and Broadway World-Award winner), singing 28 of Judy Garland’s greatest hits in their original orchestrations.

DEBBIE GRAVITTE, KAREN MASON, JOAN ELLISON, and GABRIELLE STRAVELLI.

A collaboration with the Judy Garland Heirs Trust, “this concert is a watershed event in the history of Judy Garland’s musical legacy and is the first time the Garland concert will be performed with meticulous research and preparation, giving listeners a true sense of what the orchestra really sounded like in 1961,” says five-time Grammy nominee Michael Feinstein.