In this undated file theater photo released by The O & M Company, Michael Cumpsty, left, and Tracie Bennett are shown in a scene from "End of the Rainbow," in New York. (AP Photo/The O & M Company, Carol Rosegg, File)
‘End of the Rainbow’ to close on Broadway Aug. 19
Associated Press / 05:27 PM August 01, 2012
NEW YORK — It’s the end of the Broadway rainbow for “‘End of the Rainbow.”
Producers said Tuesday the play about Judy Garland’s last days will close Aug. 19, having played a total of 176 performances at the Belasco Theatre.
The show, which played in London before landing in New York, earned English star Tracie Bennett a 2012 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards as well as a Tony Award nomination.
Fans can take solace that “End of the Rainbow” will next be seen in Los Angeles from March 12 through April 21, 2013, as part of CTG/Ahmanson Theatre’s 2012/2013 Season.
A national tour is being planned and a film adaptation, also starring Bennett, is currently in development. The actress also has a CD out, “Tracie Bennett Sings Judy.”