End of the Rainbow

End of the Rainbow

End of the Rainbow

by: Peter Quilter

by: Peter Quilter

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End of the Rainbow

End of the Rainbow

by: Peter Quilter

by: Peter Quilter

Overview

A play with music about the final years in the life of Judy Garland, "End of the Rainbow" triumphed in London's West End in 2010/2011 and on Broadway, at the Belasco Theatre, in 2012.

A musical drama of Judy Garland's "come-back" concerts Christmas 1968: with a six week booking at London's Talk of the Town, it looks like Judy Garland is set firmly on the comeback trail. The failed marriages, the suicide attempts and the addictions are all behind her. At forty-six and with new flame Mickey Deans at her side, she seems determined to carry it off and recapture her magic. But lasting happiness always eludes some people, and there was never any answer to the question with which Judy ended every show: "If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why, oh, why, can't I?"

End of the Rainbow is a savagely funny drama featuring a glorious ensemble of Judy Garland hits and infused with the glamour and the melancholy of stardom.

"Every note she sings, every racket she makes, every tear she sheds, every joke she cracks, every pill she pops - is conveyed with alarming honesty. This knockout portrait of a living catastrophe should not be missed." What's On

Published to tie-in with the premiere at the Sydney Opera House in July 2005

NOMINATED FOR THREE TONY AWARDS AND FOUR OLIVIER AWARDS, INCLUDING BEST NEW PLAY

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Cautions

  • Caution Drugs Drugs
  • Caution Strong Language Strong Language
  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Biography
  • Time Period: 1960s
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Peter Quilter

Peter Quilter’s plays have been produced in forty countries around the world and translated into thirty languages. He has had three successful shows in London’s West End, a hit run on Broadway, and has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award - for Best New Play and Best New Comedy. His work has been produced at som ...

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