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End of the Rainbow


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Apr. 20, 2013
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Performance Length

2 hrs, 18 mins
with 18 mins intermission

Be Aware

Recommended for children age 16+
Mature content, alcohol and drug use.

This production contains smoking of herbal cigarettes and adult content.

Children 6 and under who may cry or fidget are never admitted.


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Tracie Bennett! The toast of London, New York.  Now at the Ahmanson.

Tracie Bennett becomes Judy Garland as a dynamo at rainbow's end

By Charles McNulty, Los Angeles Times
“Tracie Bennett's magnetic, Tony-nominated performance has already made her the toast of London and New York. Los Angeles will no doubt raise a glass in her honor. To say that I was blown away by her virtuoso turn when I saw ‘End of the Rainbow’ in New York last spring in what was the West End veteran's Broadway debut is an understatement.”  Read more

Going over the rainbow with Tracie Bennett

Tracie Bennett joins KPCC’s Larry Mantle to talk about her portrayal of Judy Garland and her journey to the Broadway stage. Listen to the 16 minute KPCC-FM interview online

 End of the Rainbow named on TIME Magazine’s Top Ten List

“Tracie Bennett’s interpretation of Garland is so intense and unnerving that it’s impossible to look away.” Richard Zoglin, TIME Read more.

Forget your troubles, come on get happy!

It’s December 1968, and Judy Garland — in a London hotel room with both her new young fiancé and adoring accompanist — is preparing to make her comeback... again.

“In a Broadway performance that will long be discussed, debated and remembered, Bennett conveys, with equal parts magic and heartbreak, the paradox of being both human and immortal.”
- Charles McNulty of the Los Angeles Times


“Tracie Bennett knocked the socks off LA Weekly critic Tom Provenzano:  Judy Garland's legendary triumphs and tragedies, dish and dirt have been chronicled so often and in so many forms, it would seem no nuance is left to be unearthed. Then there is Tracie Bennett, a performer whose colossal vocal and emotional power…”  Read more

In one of the most celebrated performances on both the London and Broadway stage, Tony® Award nominee Tracie Bennett is an irresistible force embodying Garland's signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit in this savagely funny backstage drama.

When Bennett and the band rip into 12 of Judy's most memorable show-stoppers (including "Over the Rainbow," "The Trolley Song" and "The Man That Got Away"), you will know that you are witnessing what The New York Times  calls "an electrifying interpretation of Judy Garland."

Bennett’s remarkable performance has made her “the toast of Broadway” (New York Post) and has garnered her the 2012 Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play, a 2012 Theatre World Award for Outstanding Debut Performance, along with Tony, Drama Desk and Drama League Award nominations.

The Many Lives of Judy Garland

A child of the golden age of Hollywood, Judy Garland would leave behind a legacy of glittering highs…

Want more Judy? See your favorite moments on this YouTube playlist.


  • End of the Rainbow by
    Peter Quilter
  • Directed by
    Terry Johnson
  • Scenic & Costume Design by
    William Dudley
  • Lighting Design by
    Christopher Akerlind
  • Sound Design by
    Gareth Owen
  • Orchestrations by
    Chris Egan
  • Musical Arrangements by
    Gareth Valentine
  • Music Direction by
    Jeffrey Saver
  • Tracie Bennett as Judy Garland
  • Michael Cumpsty
  • Erik Heger
  • Miles Anderson


The Los Angeles production of End of the Rainbow is generously supported in part by Artistic Director’s Circle members Maggy & Jack Simon.