Friday, January 9, 2009
Liza's at the Palace... CD to Be Released February 3
The original cast recording of Liza Minnelli's recent Broadway show, Liza's at the Palace..., will be released as a two-CD set from Hybrid Recordings on February 3. On that same date, there will be a kick-off signing event at the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble store.
The first CD (Act I) features Minnelli singing her signature hits and personal favorites, while the second CD (Act II) is a tribute to the groundbreaking late-1940s nightclub act of Minnelli's godmother, Kay Thompson.
The twelve-man orchestra is led by conductor/drummer Michael Berkowitz and pianist/musical supervisor Billy Stritch. Accompanying Liza onstage in the second act is Johnny Rodgers, Cortes Alexander, Jim Caruso, and Tiger Martina.
Minnelli won Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical for Flora the Red Menace and The Act, and won a special Tony Award in 1974. She was also nominated for The Rink and has starred on Broadway in Victor/Victoria and Chicago. She won the Academy Award for Cabaret and the Emmy Award for Liza With a "Z".
By: Dan Bacalzo · Jan 6, 2009 · New York