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Kander and Ebb writing team's final show, 'The Visit', opens tonight.
Tonight the curtain comes down on the current Broadway season, and what a season it has been. More people have seen a Broadway show this year than have attended all of New York City's professional sports teams' home games combined. Broadway, one of this city's great beacons, has come to represent everything glamorous and exciting about New York and show business the world over.
My first Broadway opening was 50 years ago (almost to the day), when I starred inFlora, The Red Menace, for which I won my first Tony Award. That show also marked the first collaboration between the writing team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, whom I would go on to work with throughout my career. The work of these two theatrical giants, from Cabaret to Chicago, would come to shape and define the careers of an entire generation of theater artists.
Tonight also marks the opening night of Kander and Ebb's very last show. Starring the incomparable Chita Rivera, The Visit represents the final moment in one of the most remarkable ongoing collaborations in the history of the theater. To give you an idea of the kind of impact they have had, at least one Kander and Ebb show has been running on Broadway during 41 of the last 50 years. This year alone, there have been three.
Their work will live on in revivals until the end of time, of course, but the thrill and privilege of hearing their words and music sung out loud for the first time is singular. But like all that is wonderful and special about the theater, that thrill and privilege is all too fleeting.
I've always said that Broadway is the beating heart of New York City,and Kander and Ebb have been at its very center since our collaborative debut in 1965.
And, if Broadway is its beating heart, the lifeblood pumping through New York's veins is made up of giant ambition and great aspiration -- not just of the thousands of theater professionals who make up Broadway itself, but of anybody who chooses to make a life here. How fitting that my friends John and Fred summed this up perfectly in their iconic love letter to this town:
If I can make it there
I'll make it anywhere
C'mon come through
New York, New York
New Haven's Shubert Theater in 1965 featured a world premiere of Kander and Ebb's "Flora the Red Menace," featuring Liza Minnelli.
Monday, April 20, 2015
I'm back! Liza Minnelli lets loose on fun dinner date at Lisa Vanderpump's restaurant after checking out of rehab
PUBLISHED: 16:37 EST, 20 April 2015 | UPDATED: 18:20 EST, 20 April 2015
A smiling Liza Minnelli is out of rehab and back out on the town in LA.
The legendary entertainer, 69, was spotted having dinner with a mystery date at Pump restaurant in West Hollywood that's owned by Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Lisa Vanderpump.
Onlookers said Liza looked well and was in good spirits during her night out.
Two guys who were also at the restaurant couldn't resist taking a selfie with Liza in the background after spotting the star.
'Dinner with Liza with a Z!' posted Instagram user @jzme who was clearly excited to have spotted the singer and actress.
According to gossip website TMZ, Liza arrived with a guy around 7 PM and enjoyed dinner.... she was laughing, having a good time, and was very cordial with fans.'
'She was not intoxicated in any way.'
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Judy Garland kisses her daughter Liza, who was in the audience of the legendary concert at Carnegie Hall, April 23 1961.
Friday, April 10, 2015
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Spokesperson Scott Gorenstein told Playbill.com, "Liza is home and doing great. She is very excited to get back on-stage and to see her fans again."
The international star has booked her first post-rehab concert. The triple threat will play the IP Casino Resort Spa located in Biloxi, MS, July 24 at 8 PM.Click here for ticket information.
Minnelli won Tony Awards for her performances in Flora, The Red Menace; and The Act. She also received a 1974 Special Tony Award for "adding lustre to the Broadway season."
She won an Academy Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in the film version of the Broadway classic Cabaret.]