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Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents: End of the Rainbow

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Milwaukee Repertory Theater continues its 2013/14 Season with a celebrated production of Peter Quilter’s End of the Rainbow, a new play with music. The recipient of rave reviews in London, Broadway and L.A. including four Olivier Award nominations and three Tony Award nominations, End of the Rainbow stars 12-time Jeff Award-winning Chicago actress Hollis Resnik as Judy Garland. Resnik will be the first American-born actress to play the role. Joining her are Thomas J. Cox (Anthony), Nicholas Harazin (Mickey) and Rep Associate Artist Jonathan Gillard Daly (Various). Directed by Rep Artistic Director Mark ClementsEnd of the Rainbow was featured in Time Magazine’s “Top Ten” List and called “electrifying” by The New York Times.

 

End of the Rainbow is set in December 1968, and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback . . . again. In a London hotel room preparing for a series of concerts, with both her new young fiancé and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get beyond the rainbow” with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit. This savagely funny drama offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American popular culture.

 

The production features Garland’s most memorable songs including “The Man That Got Away,” “Come Rain Or Come Shine,” The Trolley Song” and, of course, “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.End of the Rainbow runs in The Rep’s Quadracci Powerhouse from January 7 – February 9 and opens Friday, January 10.


Performance Times
Tuesday: 6:30pm*
Tuesday - Thursday: 7:30pm
Sunday Evening: 7:00pm
Fri/Sat Evening: 8pm
Saturday Matinee: 4pm
Sunday Matinee: 2pm
Wednesday Matinee: 1:30pm
*Once per run otherwise 7:30pm



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