Garland play heading to Broadway

End of the Rainbow, by playwright Peter Quilter, follows Garland’s life story in 1968 as she prepared for a career boost with a run of shows at London cabaret hotspot Talk of the Town, while she was still battling drugs.

The drama premiered at the Sydney Opera House in Australia in 2005 and featured in London’s West End until earlier this year (11).

Actress/singer Tracie Bennett, who starred in the British production, will reprise her role as the Hollywood icon when the show opens for previews in New York in March (12).

Garland died from a drug overdose in June, 1969, aged 47.