Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Share an Evening with Liza at the Keith - ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER on Sunday September 12
Huntington, WV (HNN) - Share an evening with an American icon who has run with the Rat Pack, bedazzled Broadway, captivated in “Cabaret”, and was adored by “Arthur.” LIZA MINNELLI, one of the most versatile, highly regarded and best-selling entertainers to ever live, will grace the stage of the KEITH-ALBEE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER on Sunday September 12, at 7:00 PM as the kick-off event of the 74th season of the Marshall Artists Series. Speaking of kick-offs, the Liza Minnelli performance caps off a full weekend of events happening in Huntington in conjunction with the Friends of Coal Bowl matchup between Marshall University and WVU.
Liza Minnelli embodies the very definition of a living legend, with Tony’s, Grammy’s, Emmy’s, Golden Globes, Legend awards to her credit, Minnelli’s trophy cases are anything but bare.
Born in Hollywood, California to the celebrated actress Judy Garland and director of timeless film classics such as Kismet, and Meet Me in St. Louis, Vincente Minnelli, Liza Minnelli was destined to be a star. Starting off as a gifted lounge singer, Minnelli rose to international stardom for her appearance as Sally Bowles in the 1972 film version of the Broadway musical, Cabaret, for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. After which she started in the first concert ever filmed live for television in 1972, “Liza with a Z.
Liza Minnelli’s accomplishments range from hosting the first-ever TV broadcast of “The Wizard of Oz,” at age 10, reaching a viewing audience of about 45 million people; Winning a Tony Award at age 19 (the youngest woman to win leading actress); Filling in for an ailing Julie Andrews in Broadway’s, Victoria/Victoria , and paying tribute to her father in Broadway’s Minnelli on Minnelli at New York’s Palace Theatre. In 2008 Liza returned to Broadway with Liza's at the Palace ..., which went on to win her fourth Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event. She recreated the show at the MGM Grand where her performance was filmed for a public television special and a DVD. The show's cast recording was then nominated for a Grammy Award.
Liza continues her extraordinary music career with ongoing concert tours in the U.S. and Europe, as well as recording a new album, Confessions, which will be released in September 2010; she even had her own cameo appearance in the May 2010 release of Sex in the City2 along with a few tracks on the movie soundtrack.
Don’t miss the event of a lifetime! See Liza Minnelli with her first ever appearance in the area Sunday September 12, at 7:00 PM.!
Tickets for Liza Minnelli are on sale now for $45.00, $65.00, $85.25. Tickets may be purchased at the Marshall Artists Series Box Office, located on the right side of the Joan C. Edwards Performing Arts Center, or by calling (304) 696.6656. Patrons can also visit www.marshallartistsseries.org for ticket information. The box office is open Monday through Friday from noon – 5:00PM. Tickets can also be purchased at any Ticketmaster location, including online at www.ticketmaster.com.