Ruby Rakos Will Play Judy Garland in the New Musical Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz! Here Are Five Videos of Her Singing Judy
Newcomer Ruby Rakos (who played Tracey Atkinson in Broadway’s Billy Elliot as kid) takes on one of the most famous and beloved child stars in American cinema, Judy Garland, in Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz. The new bio-musical focused on the early part of Judy’s life (#TheFrancesYears) plays New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse beginning September 26 and running through October 27. In addition to Ruby as Judy Garland/Frances Gumm, Chasing Rainbows also features Tony nominee Max Von Essen as her father, Frank Gumm, Olivier Award-winner Lesli Margherita as her mother, Ethel Gumm, Karen Mason as Ma Lawlor/Kay Koverman, Stephen DeRosa as MGM titan Louis B. Mayer, Michael Wartella as Mickey Rooney, and Colin Hanlon as composer Roger Edens.
Garland fans and friends of Dorothy eager to hear Ruby Rakos are in luck! Scroll on for five videos of Ruby Rakos singing some classic Judy Garland tunes (but not that one).
“Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart” from Judy’s 1938 film Listen, Darling
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love”, which Judy recorded in 1958
“I’m Nobody’s Baby” from Judy’s 1940 film Andy Hardy Meets Debutante
“On the Sunny Side of the Street", which Judy recorded in 1942
"Down with Love", which Judy performed in 1964 on The Judy Garland Show
See Ruby Rakos in Chasing Rainbows: The Road to Oz at Paper Mill Playhouse September 26-October 27.