Goodspeed to Premiere Judy Garland Bio-Musical & More

first_img View Comments Come on get happy! A new musical from Allegiance scribe Marc Acito about Judy Garland, Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz, is just one of the productions set to bow at Goodspeed next year. Other highlights of the program include A Sign Of The Times, which will feature songs made famous by Petula Clark and other hit-makers of the mid 1960s.An awkward girl with a golden voice blossoms into Judy Garland in Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz. The new tuner about the future superstar’s complicated childhood will showcase many of Garland’s standards including “Over the Rainbow” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.” Conceived by Tina Marie Casamento, the production will feature a book by Acito and music adaptation by David Libby; it is set to play September 16, 2016 through November 27 at The Goodspeed at the East Haddam, Connecticut, location.Other stagings slated for the East Haddam venue include Cole Porter’s “de-lovely” musical comedy Anything Goes, which will run from April 8 through June 16, followed by Bye Bye Birdie, which is scheduled to play June 24 through September 4.The Clarke musical, A Sign Of The Times, will play the nearby Terris Theatre in Chester, July 28 through September 4. Set in 1965, the production will feature an original story by Richard Robin and book by Bruce Vilanch, and will follow Cindy from Middle America to the swirl of Manhattan. Earlier that summer, the Terris will play host to The Roar of the Greasepaint—The Smell of the Crowd.And we now have “Downtown” on the brain, so here it is below!last_img

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