Monday, November 15, 2010
Liza Minnelli To Appear On TODAY Before Resuming Tour
Monday, November 15, 2010; Posted: 09:11 AM - by BWW News Desk
The legendary Liza Minnelli, whose latest CD Confessions was released to universal acclaim, will soon return to the stage after a short absence. Minnelli, who had been sidelined with bronchial pneumonia, has made a compete recovery and will appear on TODAY on Wednesday, November 17 before she resumes her tour.
Minnelli has been touring throughout the year in a new show. An early stop in the tour had Howard Reich of the Chicago Tribune say, "To see Minnelli standing stage center and plunging into 'The World Goes 'Round' - an anthem of survival if ever there were one - was to appreciate anew the clenched-fist defiance of both the singer and the song. If any vocalists today approach the ferocity and drive of Minnelli's version of 'Maybe This Time,' they have yet to make themselves known."
The centerpiece of the program is Liza's spotlight on the material found on Confessions which was released by Decca in September.
A collection of American classics, Confessions features some of Minnelli's favorite songs of all time, arranged simply and elegantly, with accompaniment by her long-time pianist Billy Stritch. The Los Angeles Times summed up the recording, "Liza Minnelli could finally become the 11th artist to complete the awards grand slam if she wins a Grammy Award for Confessions, her first studio album in almost 15 years. The disc dropped Tuesday to good reviews and Dan Acquilante of The New York Post pegs it as a potential contender in the traditional pop album category: 'Liza is more Algonquin than Kit Kat Club on this record of cabaret standards and torch burners. Minnelli, in strong voice, sings as if she's lived every world-weary lyric.'"
Most recently Minnnelli performed in Dallas and the Dallas Morning News said, "To see her in relish mode again is an accomplishment and a joy. She was in total control hitting the notes on "New York, New York," another timeless Minnelli staple, as the stage lights brightened for a dramatic crescendo. That was another deserved standing ovation."
Minnelli will resume performing on Saturday, November 20 at the St. George Theatre in Staten Island, NY.
Additional appearances include:
November 22 - Dominican Republic- Santo Domingo National Theater
December 3 - Tucson, AZ - CentenniAl Hall
December 5 - San Francisco, CA - Davies Symphony Hall
January 12 - Indianapolis, IN - Hilbert Circle Theatre