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Rufus Wainwright Restages ‘Judy Garland Live at Carnegie Hall’ Concert This June

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Mar 07, 2016 03:29 PM EST

Ten short years ago, Rufus Wainwright honored the late, great Judy Garland with two special tribute concerts at Carnegie Hall. This June, Wainwright, will once again be performing the tribute concerts based on Garland’s live 1961 double album from the same famed venue.

Judy Garland’s 1961 double album Judy at Carnegie Hall earned her a Grammy Award. In 2006 Rufus Wainwright staged two night a tribute to the show, titited, Rufas Wainwright Does Judy at Carnegie Hall. The recording of Wainwright’s duel performances was nominated for a Grammy award.

Now, Wainwright is revisiting that concert with a re-staging this July.

Rufus Wainwright released a statement about why he is revisiting the concert, saying (via Playbill):

“A lot has happened in 10 years on all fronts and musically this show will reflect that. This brilliant material was constructed to widen and deepen with age and I’m looking forward to the experience of singing these songs again, myself being more experienced. Can’t wait to slip back into those ruby slippers, though in this day and age of comfort and commercialism I suppose they should be ruby sneakers!”

Rufus Wainwright pays tribute to Judy Garland once again on June 16 and 17 at 8:00 p.m. at Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. Tickets On Sale Monday,3/14/2016 11:00 a.m. with American Express Card Members gaining early access on Wednesday, March 9.

The track listing for Rufus Wainwright Does Judy at Carnegie Hall includes:

Disc 1
Overture: "The Trolley Song" / "Over the Rainbow" / "The Man That Got Away"
(Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) / (Harold Arlen, Yip Harburg) / (Arlen, Ira Gershwin) – 4:15

"When You're Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You)" (Mark Fisher, Joe Goodwin, Larry Shay) – 3:44

Medley: "Almost Like Being in Love" / "This Can't Be Love" (Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe) / (Richard Rodgers,Lorenz Hart) – 6:10

"Do It Again" (George Gershwin, Buddy DeSylva) – 5:15

"You Go to My Head" (J. Fred Coots, Haven Gillespie) – 2:40

"Alone Together" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 3:21

"Who Cares? (As Long as You Care for Me)" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 2:08

"Puttin' on the Ritz" (Irving Berlin) – 1:56

"How Long Has This Been Going On?" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 5:46

"Just You, Just Me" (Jesse Greer, Raymond Klages) – 2:03

"The Man That Got Away" (Arlen, I. Gershwin) – 4:59

"San Francisco" (Walter Jurmann, Gus Kahn, Bronisław Kaper) – 4:53

Disc 2
"That's Entertainment!" (Dietz, Schwartz) – 2:27

"I Can't Give You Anything But Love" (Dorothy Fields, Jimmy McHugh) – 8:11

"Come Rain or Come Shine" (Arlen, Johnny Mercer) – 3:56

"You're Nearer" (Rodgers, Hart) – 1:58

"A Foggy Day" (G. Gershwin, I. Gershwin) – 2:55

"If Love Were All" (Noël Coward) – 2:33

"Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart" – (James F. Hanley) – 3:48

"Stormy Weather" (Arlen, Ted Koehler) – 6:45 (performed by Martha Wainwright)

Medley: "You Made Me Love You" / "For Me and My Gal" / "The Trolley Song" (Joseph McCarthy, James V. Monaco,Roger Edens) / (George W. Meyer, Edgar Leslie, E. Ray Goetz) / (Blane, Martin) – 4:37

"Rock-a-Bye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody" (Sam M. Lewis, Fred Schwartz, Joe Young) – 5:45

"Over the Rainbow" (Arlen, Harburg) – 4:47 (featuring Kate McGarrigle)

"Swanee" (Irving Caesar, G. Gershwin) – 1:54

"After You've Gone" (Henry Creamer, Turner Layton) – 2:57 (featuring Lorna Luft)

"Chicago" (Fred Fisher) – 4:30

There was also a special UK and US iTunes Bonus track
"Get Happy" (Arlen, Koehler) – 3:12

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