Singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright re-created, song for song, (26 in all) Judy Garland's legendary April 1961 Carnegie Hall concert tonight at Carnegie Hall. Special guests onstage included Wainwright's mother Kate McGarrigle, his sister Martha Wainwright and Garland's daughter Lorna Luft who performed a stunning duet of "After You've Gone" with him.
The audience of fans and friends included Antony, David Bryne, Laurie Anderson, Robert Wilson, Michael Kors, and Jane Adams.
This sold-out concert was a deservedly hot ticket. Wainwright's performance was quite brilliant, always heartfelt, mostly un-ironic... a perfect showcase for this extraordinarily gifted man.