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Tracie Bennett stars in Peter Quilter's new play about the later life of legendary Judy Garland.

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End of the Rainbow, Starring Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland, Sets Broadway Closing Date

End of the Rainbow, Starring Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland, Sets Broadway Closing Date

The Broadway production of Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow has announced a closing date of August 19. Starring 2012 Tony nominee Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland, the play began previews at the Belasco Theatre on March 19 and opened on April 2. End of the Rainbow will have played a total of 176 performances upon closing.

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Exclusive! Tracie Bennett Channels Judy Garland in New End of the Rainbow TV Spots

Exclusive! Tracie Bennett Channels Judy Garland in New End of the Rainbow TV Spots

Tracie Bennett has been wowing theater audiences on both sides of the Atlantic with her award-winning star turn as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow. Now Bennett brings a preview of her acclaimed performance as Garland to television audiences. Broadway.com was on set as Bennett filmed hilarious new black-and-white commercials produced by SpotCo Advertising Agency. In ...

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Photo Exclusive! Tracie Bennett Brings Fans Behind the Scenes at the New End of the Rainbow Commercial Shoot

Photo Exclusive! Tracie Bennett Brings Fans Behind the Scenes at the New End of the Rainbow Commercial Shoot
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Tracie Bennett turned heads on July 12 as she transformed into the glamorous Judy Garland to shoot End of the Rainbow’s brand new TV commercial. This award-winning actress invited Broadway.com to tag along to NEP Studios for an exclusive behind-the-scenes look as she prepped for her close-up. Produced by SpotCo Advertising Agency, the retro, black-and-white TV spot features ...

Oscar Winner Jane Fonda and Tony Nominee Tracie Bennett Toast at End of the Rainbow

Oscar Winner Jane Fonda and Tony Nominee Tracie Bennett Toast at End of the Rainbow

How does Tony nominee Tracie Bennett prep for the big day? By inviting two-time Oscar winner and Broadway veteran Jane Fonda to share a glass of Champagne with her at the Belasco Theatre’s “Rainbow Room.” Fonda, who last appeared on Broadway in 33 Variations, took in Bennett’s tour-de-force performance as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow on June ...

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Phillip Boykin, Jeremy Jordan, Finn Wittrock & More Celebrate the 2012 Theatre World Awards

Phillip Boykin, Jeremy Jordan, Finn Wittrock & More Celebrate the 2012 Theatre World Awards
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Theater’s rising stars were honored on June 5 at the 68th annual Theatre World Awards. Honoring performers who have made an outstanding Broadway or off-Broadway debut, the awards were presented at the Belasco Theatre, home of End of the Rainbowand the recipients celebrated inside its beautiful "Rainbow Room." This year, 12 actors were recognized for their work ...

End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Marvels at the 'Energy and Intensity' of Co-Star Tracie Bennett

End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Marvels at  the 'Energy and Intensity' of Co-Star Tracie Bennett

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Since making his Broadway debut in 1989, first time Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty has appeared in 15 Main Stem shows (including Copenhagen, The Heiress, La Bete and 1776) and won raves for his off-Broadway performances in Hamlet, Richard III, Twelfth Night and more. Cumpsty finally received long-deserved Tony recognition for his heartfelt performance as Judy Garland’s friend ...

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It's Tony Time at End of the Rainbow with Neil Patrick Harris, Katie Finneran & More

It's Tony Time at End of the Rainbow with Neil Patrick Harris, Katie Finneran & More
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These days, it seems that the Belasco Theatre’s "Rainbow Room" boasts as many famous faces as the wall at Sardi’s. On the weekend on June 1, Tony nominee Tracie Bennett welcomed Tony host Neil Patrick Harris, future Annie star and two-time Tony winner Katie Finneran and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Adrienne Maloof to End of the Rainbow. Click ...

Secrets of the Tony Nominees! Which Leading Lady Did End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Almost Play?

Secrets of the Tony Nominees! Which Leading Lady Did End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Almost Play?

As the excitement builds for the 2012 Tony Awards, Broadway.com is presenting a series of exclusive video features in which your favorite nominated stars spill secrets about themselves, their stage faves and their preparation for Broadway's big night. Next up to bat is Michael Cumpsty, who received his first nomination (despite having appeared in 15 Broadway shows!) for his ...

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Liv Tyler and Kathleen Turner Join Tracie Bennett in End of the Rainbow’s Rainbow Room

Liv Tyler and Kathleen Turner Join Tracie Bennett in End of the Rainbow’s Rainbow Room
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Two-time Tony Award nominee Kathleen Turner (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof) and film star Liv Tyler took a trip “over the rainbow” to see Tracie Bennett’s award-winning performance as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow. After the enthusiastic curtain call on May 29, the two sun-kissed actresses and British Olympian-turned-actor ...

Tracie Bennett to Bring End of the Rainbow to L.A.; National Tour Announced for 2013

Tracie Bennett to Bring End of the Rainbow to L.A.; National Tour Announced for 2013

Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett will recreate her Tony-nominated performance as Judy Garland for Los Angeles audiences in Peter Quiltert’s drama End of the Rainbow. Directed by Terry Johnson, End of the Rainbow will kick off its national tour at L.A.’s Ahmanson Theatre. Bennett will play the venue from March 12 through April 21, 2013. No further cities ...

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Spotlight On: End of the Rainbow

Spotlight On: End of the Rainbow

British stage star Tracie Bennett plays Judy Garland in this acclaimed play about the icon's final days.

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End of the Rainbow’s Tracie Bennett Is Toasted by Tony Danza & Tippi Hedren

End of the Rainbow’s Tracie Bennett Is Toasted by Tony Danza & Tippi Hedren
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The celebrities just keep on coming to Broadway's Belasco Theatre, eager to see Tracie Bennett's Tony-nominated performance as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow. (Maybe they've realized that the charming Bennett greets her post-show guests with a glass of wine in the festive backstage "Rainbow Room"!) On May 9, 1960s movie favorite Tippi Hedren was on hand, along ...

End of the Rainbow’s Tracie Bennett on Playing Judy Garland and Her Journey from Stunt Girl to Tony Nominee

End of the Rainbow’s Tracie Bennett on Playing Judy Garland and Her Journey from Stunt Girl to Tony Nominee

Two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett is not afraid of hard work. For her Broadway debut, the English stage star is giving a tour-de-force performance as an addicted and tormented Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow. At age 50, Bennett racked up a Drama Desk nomination, an Outer Critics Circle nomination, a Drama League nomination and a ...

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Tracie Bennett Gets Tony! The End of the Rainbow Star's Special Visitor

Tracie Bennett Gets Tony! The End of the Rainbow Star's Special Visitor
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Tracie Bennett celebrated her first Tony nomination on May 1 by welcoming celebrity guests from America and the U.K. to End of the Rainbow. American crooner and real-life friend of Judy Garland Tony Bennett (no relation to Tracie!) was in attendance, as well as Olivier Award winner Benedict Cumberbatch (and Star Trek star) and U.K. TV mogul Steven ...

End of the Rainbow Nominee Tracie Bennett Never Believed She'd Be on Broadway

End of the Rainbow Nominee Tracie Bennett Never Believed She'd Be on Broadway

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2012 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Tracie Bennett
Nominated for Best Performance by a Lead Actress in a Play, End ...

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End of the Rainbow Nominee Michael Cumpsty Trades Texts with Fellow Nominee Christian Borle

End of the Rainbow Nominee Michael Cumpsty Trades Texts with Fellow Nominee Christian Borle

The morning the Tony nominations are announced, phones start buzzing with texts and calls for the happy few who get nods. As usual, Broadway.com is among the callers offering congratulations and getting responses. Here are the first reactions from 2012 Tony nominees. Congrats to all!

Michael Cumpsty
Nominated for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Play, End ...

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Joan Rivers, Martin Short & More Turn Out to See Tracie Bennett in End of the Rainbow

Joan Rivers, Martin Short & More Turn Out to See Tracie Bennett in End of the Rainbow
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The wine was flowing and the guests were famous backstage at End of the Rainbow’s “Rainbow Room” on April 25: Joan Rivers, Martin Short, Andrea Martin, Isabella Rossellini and more took in the performance New Yorkers can’t stop talking about, Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland. After Bennett’s melancholy rendition of “Over the Rainbow,” the famous guests made their ...

Kathie Lee Gifford Gets Rainbow High with Tracie Bennett at End of the Rainbow

Kathie Lee Gifford Gets Rainbow High with Tracie Bennett at End of the Rainbow
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Kathie Lee Gifford is the latest celebrity to take in Tracie Bennett’s powerhouse performance as Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow. The stage-loving Today Show host enjoyed hearing Bennett's take on classic Garland tunes at the April 18 matinee, then headed backstage to congratulate Bennett on her stunning portrayal. Also in the audience were West End actors Adam ...

End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Revels in His Gift-Filled Dressing Room

End of the Rainbow's Michael Cumpsty Revels in His Gift-Filled Dressing Room

Michael Cumpsty has appeared in 15 Broadway shows, so he knows a thing or two about setting up a cozy dressing room. The actor, who is back on the boards as Judy Garland’s pianist and confidante Anthony in the new drama End of the Rainbow, invited Broadway.com to check out his oasis at the Belasco Theatre. Cumpsty’s home away ...

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Rufus Wainwright Checks Out Tracie Bennett’s Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow

Rufus Wainwright Checks Out Tracie Bennett’s Judy Garland in End of the Rainbow

Canadian singer-songwriter Rufus Wainwright made headlines in 2006 when he recreated the entire Judy Garland Carnegie Hall concert live at the famous New York venue. He went on to cover Judy in concerts in London, Paris and Los Angeles and even scored a Grammy nomination for his album of Garland’s songs. On April 13, Wainwright dropped by the Belasco Theater ...

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Squigs Goes Over the Rainbow with Tracie Bennett and the Cast of End of the Rainbow

Squigs Goes Over the Rainbow with Tracie Bennett and the Cast of End of the Rainbow

Tracie Bennett’s performance as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow is the “talk of the town.” In the new play, Bennett sings Garland’s most famous torch songs (“The Man That Got Away,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”) and Broadway’s resident artist Justin ‘Squigs’ Robertson was at the Belasco Theatre to capture Bennett’s captivating star turn ...

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Alec Baldwin & More Drop by End of the Rainbow’s Celebrity Rainbow Room

Alec Baldwin & More Drop by End of the Rainbow’s Celebrity Rainbow Room
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When Judy Garland performs, the celebrities turn up! End of the Rainbow welcomed several famous faces to its fabulous Rainbow Room after the April 6 performance. Emmy winner and Tony nominee Alec Baldwin, Tony winner John Benjamin Hickey and Tony winners Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman all lined up to congratulate Tracie Bennett on her captivating performance as Judy Garland ...

End of the Rainbow Star Tom Pelphrey on His Soap Past, Broadway Dreams & Romancing Tracie Bennett

End of the Rainbow Star Tom Pelphrey on His Soap Past, Broadway Dreams & Romancing Tracie Bennett

Age & Hometown: 29; Howell, New Jersey

Current Role: Playing Mickey Deans, Judy Garland’s young, untrustworthy fiancé, in the Broadway premiere of End of the Rainbow.

Bad Guy: This New Jersey native and graduate of the theater program at Rutgers always pictured himself on a Broadway stage. “TV and movies are great,” says Pelphrey, “but the real dream since ...

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Broadway Embraces New Star Tracie Bennett at the Elegant Opening of End of the Rainbow

Broadway Embraces New Star Tracie Bennett at the Elegant Opening of End of the Rainbow

Two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett brought the Belasco Theatre to its feet with her raw portrayal of Judy Garland at the April 2 Broadway opening of Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow. After the performance and long ovation, the starry crowd joined Bennett and her co-stars for a black-tie bash at the Plaza Hotel. Broadway.com was there to ...

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Judy’s Back! Tracie Bennett & Co. Make a Splash at the Opening of End of the Rainbow

Judy’s Back! Tracie Bennett & Co. Make a Splash at the Opening of End of the Rainbow
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Forget the man that got away, meet the lady that is here to stay! Two-time Olivier Award winner Tracie Bennett makes her Broadway debut as Judy Garland in Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow. Greeted with a flourish of fanfare and flowers, Bennett and the show, directed by Terry Johnson, officially bowed on April 2 at the Belasco Theatre. After ...

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