Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

LIza Portrait ~ See the Davisson Exhibition
"Famous Faces: Portraits by Zita Davisson" features Davisson's portraits of some very famous people, including Princess Grace of Monaco, Liza Minnelli, Rudy Giuliani, Muhammad Ali, Nancy Reagan, Jeremy Irons, Liv Ullmann and Gloria Vanderbilt. Davisson, who has a house in Southampton, has had shows throughout the world from Palm Beach to Monte Carlo. See the exhibition at the Rogers Mansion between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Museum admission is $4. Children younger than 17 are free.

Written by Lynda Moyo.
THE NEW ANDY WARHOL EXHIBITION, titled ‘Warhol and the Diva’, will be on show from Saturday 25 June – Sunday 25 September at The Lowry, Salford Quays. The superstar pop art will present Warhol’s most famous ‘Divas’, including Jane Fonda, Debbie Harry, Marilyn Monroe, Liza Minnelli and many more.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sandra Bernhard Will Debut New Show at Town Hall; Liza Minnelli Guests ~ JUNE 8th!
By Andrew Gans

26 May 2011

Actress-singer-comic Sandra Bernhard will debut her newest solo show next month at Manhattan's Town Hall.

The June 8 evening, which is entitled I Love Being Me, Don't You?, will boast special guests Liza Minnelli, Rufus Wainwright and Justin Bond. Doors will open at 7 PM for the 8 PM performance.

The event kicks off Bernard’s world tour and features her signature brand of comedy, including two musical covers of “Beautiful People” and “Kiss Me Deadly.”

Sandra Bernhard appeared on Broadway in her 1998 one-woman hit I'm Still Here . . . Damn It! after playing five months at Off-Broadway's Westbeth Theatre. In 2006 she starred in Everything Bad & Beautiful at Off-Broadway's Daryl Roth Theatre. On screen she has been seen in "The King of Comedy," "Inside Monkey Zetterland," "Hudson Hawk," "Dinner Rush," "Roseanne," "Ally McBeal," "Chicago Hope" and "Will & Grace." She hosted her own talk show, "The Sandra Bernhard Experience," and has been seen in Showtime's "The L Word." Her books are entitled "Confessions of a Pretty Lady," "Love, Love, and Love" and "May I Kiss You on the Lips, Miss Sandra?"

Tickets range from $49.50-$75 with Golden Circle tickets available and can be purchased online at or by phone at (800) 745-3000. Town Hall is located at 123 West 43rd Street.

Classic Legends - Gene Kelly & Liza Minnelli - For Me And My Gal

Sunday, May 22, 2011 77th annual Drama League Awards: Liza Minnelli

Liza & Edie Falco ~ The House Of Blue Leaves Opening, April 25th

Charles Aznavour turns 87
May 22, 2011 - 13:55 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net - May 22 marks 87th birth anniversary of Armenian French singer Charles Aznavour. He is the author of around 1,000 songs. Besides, he starred in 60 films and sold around 100mln discs. According to a joint poll conducted by TIME and CNN (1998), Aznavour is recognized as the best pop singer of the 20th century. Since May 5, 2009, Aznavour has been Armenia’s Ambassador to Switzerland and permanent representatives to the UN headquarters.

Musicians, artists and community leaders from across the globe gathered to pay tribute to one of the world’s greatest musicians and entertainers – Charles Aznavour – in a star-studded event in New York on May 20.

The evening served as an opportunity to highlight not only Aznavour’s talents, but his decades-long service to Armenia on the eve of the republic’s 20th anniversary of independence.

Presenting the award to Aznavour was famous actress and singer Liza Minnelli. Seeing Aznavour perform on stage for the first time was “magnetic” for Minnelli. “The minute he walked onstage, I stopped breathing,” she said.

The event featured guest of honor, Armenia’s Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian. The evening’s proceeds will benefit the disadvantaged elderly people of Armenia, including the Vanadzor Old Age Home in Armenia.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Drama League Award Winners Are Announced
By: Dan Bacalzo · May 20, 2011 · New York

The 77th Annual Drama League Awards were presented at a ceremony and luncheon, held on Friday, May 20 in the Grand Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel. Kathleen Turner served as host.

The Book of Mormon won for Distinguished Production of a Musical, while the award for Distinguished Production of a Play was given to War Horse.

The Normal Heart was honored with the award for Distinguished Revival of a Play, with Distinguished Revival of a Musical being given to Anything Goes.

Mark Rylance was given the Distinguished Performance Award for his work in both Jerusalem and La Bete.

Non-competitive awards were also handed out to Susan Stroman, who received The Julia Hansen Award for Excellence in Directing; Whoopi Goldberg, who was given the Unique Contribution to the Theatre Award; and Liza Minnelli, who received the Distinguished Achievement in Musical Theatre Award.

Presenters included Douglas Aibel, Brian Bedford, Josh Gad, James Earl Jones, John Kander, Patina Miller, Daniel Radcliffe, Andrew Rannells, and Robin Williams.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Tony Award Winner "Liza's At The Palace" billboard being torn down the day after the show closed.

David Whitman snapped this great photo of the Liza's At The Palace billboard being torn down the day after the show closed.

Posted by Buzz Stephens

Friday, May 13, 2011

Luminaries reflect on Aznavour’s achievements, activism - May 20th
by Taleen Babayan
New York - Musicians, artists and community leaders from across the globe will gather to pay tribute to one of the world's greatest musicians and entertainers - Charles Aznavour - in a star-studded event to take place at the exquisite Cipriani Wall Street on May 20.

The evening will serve as an opportunity to highlight not only Aznavour's talents, but his decades-long service to Armenia on the eve of the republic's 20th anniversary of independence.

Presenting the award to Aznavour will be the famous actress/singer Liza Minnelli, whose friendship with him dates back almost 50 years. Seeing Aznavour perform on stage for the first time was "magnetic" for Minnelli. "The minute he walked onstage, I stopped breathing," she said.

She commented that one of Aznavour's greatest strengths is his ability to tell stories through his music. Following his performance, Minnelli told herself she wanted to be a storyteller like Aznavour, and when she asked him to be her mentor, he agreed.

"I never did a show without showing it to him first. Ever," she said.

Minnelli noted how important Aznavour's Armenian heritage was for him. "People would say he is a Frenchman, but he would say, " ‘No, I am Armenian,' " she said. "There was such pride in that."

Minnelli spoke of Aznavour's dedication and commitment to Armenia, especially his efforts during the 1988 earthquake that took the lives of more than 25,000 Armenians. "He puts all his passion, time and stubbornness into helping Armenia, and it was spectacular," she said.

Another world-famous singer who was affected by Aznavour's music was Celine Dion, who was introduced to his work by her mother when she was a young girl. "It was an honor and a grand privilege for me to sing with him," said Dion, recalling how she performed with him years later. "Not only is he one of the biggest stars in the history of France, but he's also a very kind and gentle person."

Featured alongside Aznavour in Atom Egoyan's 2002 film Ararat, actor/playwright Eric Bogosian commends him for the attention he has brought to Armenia and to the Armenian Genocide.

"He is one of the most brilliantly focused individuals," said Bogosian, who will serve as master of ceremonies for the gala. "And he has been a gift to people around the world."

As a young student in Beirut, Lebanon, Vartan Gregorian, President of the Carnegie Corporation of New York, fondly recalls listening to Aznavour, describing him as an "artist with a social conscience."

Gregorian noted Aznavour's success in rising to international stardom without forgetting his roots. "He is the embodiment of the best we can have for the world," said Gregorian. "He symbolized for me, that the unique-the Armenian-can be universal without dissolving itself."

As a representative of the Armenian government, UN Ambassador Karen Nazarian cited Aznavour as a "tireless advocate" for Armenia and worldwide recognition of the Armenian Genocide. He noted Aznavour's service to Armenia as "truly commendable."

"For me personally, his image of an exceptional artist and great Armenian is inspirational and empowering," said Ambassador Nazarian.

The Fund for Armenian Relief (FAR) will honor Charles Aznavour for his dedication, service and efforts in Armenia on May 20, 2011 at Cipriani Wall Street, 55 Wall Street, New York City. Reception at 7 pm and dinner and program at 8 pm. Proceeds will benefit programs for the elderly in Armenia. For more information or tickets, please visit or call 212.889.5150.

The Honorary Committee for FAR's Charles Aznavour Tribute includes Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Celine Dion, Placido Domingo, Atom Egoyan, Arsinee Khanjian, Sir Elton John, Mr. David Furnish, Michael Bloomberg - Mayor of New York City, Charles E. Schumer - US Senator, Eduard Nalbandyan - Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia, Gerard Araud - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of French Republic to UN, Francois Delattre - Ambassador of French Republic to the USA, Edward Djerejian, Tatoul Markarian - Ambassador of the Republic of Armenia to the USA, Karen Nazarian - Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Armenia to UN, Vartan Gregorian - President, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Clive Gillinson - Executive and Artistic Director, Carnegie Hall, Reynold Levy - President, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Joseph Polisi - President, Juilliard School, James Wolfensohn - President Emeritus, The World Bank, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), Archbishop Demetrios, Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America, Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, President of the Appeal of Conscience Foundation, Bishop Mark Sisk, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Liza Minnelli and Elaine Stritch at Stella by Starlight Gala
Elaine Stritch and Liza Minnelli

(© Patrick McMullan)

Photo Coverage: Stella by Starlight Gala Honors Liza Minnelli, Bening & More
Tuesday, May 3, 2011; Posted: 08:05 AM - by Kevin Thomas Garcia

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting held the Sixth Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala last night, May 2, at the home of songwriter and philanthropist, Denise Rich. This year's honorees included Annette Bening, Liza Minnelli, Muriel "Mickie" Siebert and Donald Katz. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below.

Academy® Award Nominee Annette Bening received the "Stella Adler Award," Academy® Award Winner and entertainment legend Liza Minnelli received the "Marlon Brando Award," and CEO of Muriel Siebert & Co. Inc. Muriel Siebert, and founder and CEO of Audible, Donald Katz, accepted the "Stella Adler Corporate Award."

All funds raised from the evening are used to support the studio's charitable programs including Outreach Division Program, which provides free actor training to low-income, inner-city youth. The Outreach Division has served and trained more than 2,000 students since its inception in 2004.

Over the years, the Stella by Starlight gala has honored some of the most distinguished artists in the entertainment and media industries. They have included Warren Beatty, Tony Kushner, Martin Sheen, Sidney Lumet, Elaine Stritch, the late Roy Scheider, Ruby Dee, Whoopi Goldberg, the late Ozzie Davis, Liz Smith, and Harold Bloom, as well as other key entertainment, theatrical and business leaders.

Since 1949, The Stella Adler Studio of Acting has been the premier actor training program in New York City and around the country. They have trained thousands of actors and artists, including the likes of Marlon Brando, Robert De Niro, Elaine Stritch, Benicio del Toro, Alvin Ailey, and Salma Hayek. The studio encourages its students to be well-versed in not only theater, art, music and literature, but also to be involved in social, humanitarian and community-related issues.

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is an acting school based in New York City. The actress and teacher Stella Adler founded the Studio in 1949. Adler founded the Studio on her belief in the seriousness of her art. Adler and the school have trained many of the brilliant actors of our time. The Stella Adler Studio of Acting is a nonprofit organization, which trains over 500 actors annually. The Studio also presents public lectures, poetry readings, concerts, theater performances, dance theater events and an annual arts festival. For more information, visit

Photo Credit: Kevin Thomas Garcia