The Property Known as Garland

by  Billy Van Zandt

Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy  /  1m, 1f

A fictional backstage account of the legendary singer’s final concert appearance at the Falconre Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 25, 1969.

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The Property Known as Garland

by  Billy Van Zandt

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    1m, 1f
  • Duration


    90 minutes
  • SubGenre


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    From Off-Broadway
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

Her talent is legendary; her true story more electrifying than you’d ever imagine. She is Judy Garland. Adrienne Barbeau starred in this fictional backstage account of Judy’s final concert appearance. With her wicked wit, Judy dishes the dirt on her MGM co-stars, her husbands, and more…taking us down the yellow brick road of her incredible life.

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"'Garland fans wouldn't have it any other way!" - Associated Press

"Thrilling to watch!" - Variety

"I urge all of you to go see The Property Known as Garland!" - Joan Hamburg, WOR Radio

"A good job of capturing Garland's witty and deeply vulnerable persona." - New York Post

"Riveting and on the money." -

"An intriguing evening of theater nostalgia!" - Danbury News-Times

"Fascinating!" -

"An amazing tour de force!" -

"An affectionate portrait of the artist late in her life!" - Star Ledger

"A welcome opportunity to revisit the star's biography in a new theatrical setting!" - American Theatre Web

"Compelling [...] fun! A performance that's tough to look away from." -

"Quite remarkable! [...] Good breezy raconteour bits [...] Laugh out loud punchlines!" - New York Sun

"I was THRILLED! So was the standing ovation audience!" - Margaret Whiting, singer

"All of the stories are truly worth hearing [...] especially Judy's experience following the murder of JFK and her singing "Battle Hymn of the Republic" against The White House & CBS wishes." - Gary Smith, Director of The Judy Garland TV Show

"An emotional and physical workout! [...] Conveying a life's worth of anger, pathos, and self-deprecating humor." -


Performing Groups

  • High School/Secondary
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Community Theatre
  • Dinner Theatre
  • Professional Theatre
  • Shoestring Budget
  • Large Stage
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups


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  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $90 per performance



  • Time Period: 1970s
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Setting: The Falconre Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, March 25, 1969.
  • Additional Features: No intermission
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes


  • Musical Style: N/A (Not a musical)


1m, 1f
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Cast Attributes

  • Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)


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Billy Van Zandt

Billy Van Zandt - after starring in a series of his own plays (If you've never seen this clown at work, you should be ashamed of yourself - Asbury Park Press), Billy made his feature film debut in Jaws 2. The success of his comedies (written with partner Jane Milmore) brought him to the attention of Bob Newhart, who hi ...

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Adrienne Barbeau, returned to the New York stage for the first time in three decades with the play, starring as Judy. The Property Known as Garland opened Off-Broadway at the Actors Playhouse in New York City on March 23, 2006. It was directed by Billy Van Zandt, Barry Krost, Sally V. Winters, Mark Fleming, and Jane Milmore. It was directed by Glenn Casale.

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