Wednesday, February 23, 2011; Posted: 08:02 AM - by BWW News Desk
Lady Gaga, five-time Grammy winner, will headline her first solo HBO concert event on Sautrday, May 7, the taping of which was done on Feb. 21 and 22 at Madison Square Garden in her hometown of New York City. Lady Gaga PRESENTS THE MONSTER BALL TOUR AT Madison Square Garden will spotlight the pop sensation on her sold-out world tour, accompanied by a ten-piece band and ten backup dancers.
In the audience at last night's concert were special guests, including Marisa Tomei and Liza Minnelli. Lady Gaga recognized both from the stage, and told a story to the audience about how Minnelli was an inspiration to her. She talked about her origins at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, mentioning how her acting and performance teachers told her she didn't have what it took, essentially, to "be a superstar."
"You'll never be the main character... the blonde... your hair's too dark... you look too ethnic" To retort in the face of such opposition, Gaga would reply, "What about Liza?" She then asked the audience to give Liza a standing ovation, which they did to an obviously thrilled Minnelli.
The moment was filmed, though there's no word if it'll make the cut for her May 7th TV special. Here's hoping!