Rufus Wainwright brings Judy Garland epic to UK
Rufus Wainwright is to perform Judy Garland’s legendary 1961 Carnegie Hall Concert, this time in London.
Backed by a 36-piece orchestra, Wainwright recreated the Judy Garland Show at the original venue, Carnegie Hall, New York, for two sold-out concerts in July.
Wainwright is now bringing the show to the London Palladium for one night only, February 18.
He exclaims on his website "Rufus! London! Paris! Judy! Somewhere over the Atlantic, let's do it again!!!"
He has previously cited Garland’s album “Live At Carnegie Hall as one of his lifelong “obsessions.”
Judy Garland played at the London Palladium a total of 68 times and it was the scene of her first ever performance with daughter Liza Minnelli. Her last appearance there was on January 19, 1969.
As well as preparing for the Garland tribute, Rufus Wainwright is currently in the studio recording material for a new album. It is expected to be complete in early 2007.
Tickets for Rufus doing Judy are priced from £65 and go on sale on November 3, at 9am.