Friday, October 2, 2009
Liza's at the Palace Filmed Sept. 30-Oct. 1; Hits Airwaves in November
By Andrew Gans
The Tony-winning Liza's at the Palace — featuring award-winning singing actress Liza Minnelli — will be filmed in the Hollywood Theatre at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Sept. 30 and Oct. 1.
Minnelli began performances at the Nevada venue Sept. 25 and concludes there Oct. 1.
American Public Television (APT) will distribute the television special beginning Nov. 27. The performance will be available to public television viewers through the month of December and will then be released to the general public in early 2010 by MPI Home Video.
Minnelli is joined onstage by her musical director and pianist Billy Stritch as well as her quartet of singer/dancers: Cortes Alexander, Jim Caruso, Johnny Rodgers and Tiger Martina. The show is directed by Ron Lewis; Michael Berkowitz is musical conductor/drummer.
All of the material performed during Minnelli's Tony-winning New York engagement will be included in the broadcast. The program captures many of Minnelli's greatest hits as well as an affectionate tribute to her godmother, the late Kay Thompson.