Kick-off Pride 2019 at “Night Of A Thousand Judys”

“None of us get over the rainbow, unless we all do.”

– Justin Sayre

On Saturday, June 1st at 7pm the only place “over the rainbow” to be is at legendary Joe’s Pub in New York City for the seventh annual, “Night Of A Thousand Judys.”  The Pride concert benefits The Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest agency dedicated to helping LGBTQ homeless youth.

Written and hosted by award winning queer writer/performer, Justin Sayre, the event features the musical talents of two time Tony Award-nominee Christine Andreas (My Fair Lady, Oklahoma!), Nathan Lee Graham (Zoolander, “LA to Vegas”), Brittain Ashford (The Great Comet of 1812), Matt Doyle (Spring AwakeningThe Book of Mormon), Julian Fleisher (New York Public Radio), Molly Pope (Café Caryle, Adelaide Festival), Kat Cunning (HBO’s “The Deuce,” Company XIV), and Amber Martin (John Cameron Mitchell’s The Origin of Love).

Writer and Host for the “Night”, Justin Sayre

Called “a rambunctious, uproarious, unpredictable all-star concert” by The Wall Street Journal, “Night Of A Thousand Judys” will honor the iconic Judy Garland with special skits, tributes and songs from her legendary career as movie star, recording artist and stage performer. The event helps commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the 50th Anniversary of Garland’s passing.

The show’s VIP tickets include an exclusive print of this year’s poster created by Frank “Fraver” Verlizzo, the legendary Broadway designer behind the original artwork for the musicals The Lion KingSweeney ToddSunday in Park with George, and more.

 “Night Of A Thousand Judys” will take place at JOE’S PUB on Saturday, June 1 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $75 (Regular), $100 (Premium) and $150 (VIP). The $100 seats include the post-show reception with open bar, deluxe gift bag and preferred seating. The $150 includes an exclusive poster signed by the cast and up-front seating, in addition to the post-show reception with open bar and deluxe gift bag. The night of the event, admission to the post-show reception can be purchased for an additional $50. Joe’s Pub has a $12 food / two (2) drink minimum per person. The venue is located in The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street (between East 4th and Astor Place) NYC. For tickets call (212) 967-7555 from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM or visit joespub.com, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office at 425 Lafayette Street from 2:00 PM daily.  Tickets are on sale now HERE.   

Justin comments,

“It’s been fifty years since we lost Judy and found our voice at the Stonewall riots, but the struggles remain. We’re still fighting for visibility and the right to live our authentic truths, and while there seems to be a lot more of us out there, we’re still facing a growing opposition. In times like this, I think we need to look at our most vulnerable and make sure they have all they need to fight on.”

The Ali Forney Center is the nation’s largest and most comprehensive agency dedicated to LGBTQ homeless youths—assisting nearly 1,400 youths per year through a 24-hour Drop-In Center which provides over 65,000 meals annually, medical and mental health services through an on-site clinic, and a scattered site housing program. AFC’s goal is to provide them with the support and services they need to escape the streets and begin to live healthy and independent lives.

Learn more or make a donation HERE

Purchase tickets for “Night Of A Thousand Judys” HERE.   

“Night Of A Thousand Judys” is produced by Dan Fortune and Adam J. Rosen, with Dan Fortune serving as executive producer. The evening is written and hosted by Justin Sayre and directed by Peter James Cook, featuring Lance Horne as music director and Adam Fleming as choreographer. 

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