NY concert to honor Judy Garland is family affair

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Posted: Mar 01, 2011 7:02 PM
NY concert to honor Judy Garland is family affair

Judy Garland's daughter will join Ashley Brown, Heather Headley and Karen Olivo later this month to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Garland's 1961 concert at Carnegie Hall.

Lorna Luft, who was on the original cast of "Promises, Promises," will lend her pipes to the song-for-song re-creation of her mother's concert. It featured performances of "Over the Rainbow," "The Trolley Song" and "The Man That Got Away."

The March 11 concert will be held at Carnegie Hall with music by The New York Pops, under the baton of Steven Reineke.

Garland's original performance was recorded and received five Grammy Awards, including album of the year.

Olivo starred in "West Side Story" and "In the Heights," Headley was in "Aida" and "The Lion King," and Brown was Broadway's original "Mary Poppins."

Garland died in 1969.