Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Oscar-, Tony-winning Liza Minnelli is back in Broward to perform at Hard Rock Live on April 10

Her mother may have been born in a trunk, but since day one Liza Minnelli has lived her life in the glare of a spotlight.
After countless interviews, the Oscar-winning musical star says she’s still managed to keep her real-life self to herself.
“I learned to grow up in the public eye and I learned how to keep my privacy,” Minnelli says. She won’t reveal how.
“I’m not going to tell you! That’s going to keep it private,” laughs Minnelli, who performs in concert Tuesday, April 10, at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood. “It’s true. When I go home, my home is my home. I have three dogs and they don’t bark. They’re very calm because I raised them.”
Minnelli sees her half-century career as a series of “lucky breaks.”
In 1964, Minnelli appeared with mother Judy Garland for several concerts at the London Palladium. The next year, at age 19, Minnelli became the youngest woman to win a leading actress Tony, for the Broadway musical Flora the Red Menace, directed by George Abbott with songs by John Kander and Fred Ebb.
Her longtime association with Kander and Ebb is etched in a canon of famous songs and shows: Cabaret, Liza With a "Z," Theme from "New York, New York."
In 1974, Kander, Ebb, Cabaret director Bob Fosse and musical director Marvin Hamlisch created a show called Liza, which she performed at Broadway’s Winter Garden theater, winning her a second Tony. The album, Liza Minnelli Live at the Winter Garden, will be re-released Tuesday, April 3, on CD and download from MasterworksBroadway.
Everyone seems to know Minnelli’s turbulent life story: The only child of Garland and MGM director Vincente Minnelli; married four times (to Australian singer Peter Allen, film producer Jack Haley Jr., sculptor Mark Gero and promoter David Gest); a worldwide star who’s also won two additional Tonys, a Grammy, an Emmy and two Golden Globes. She’s publicly battled alcoholism; had several worn-out body parts (both hips, a knee) replaced; and recovered 12 years ago in Fort Lauderdale from a near-fatal illness.
“I had brain encephalitis. That’s a bit of an issue, yes,” Minnelli says. “It’s funny because they told me I would never walk or talk again, which is a bit of hard news to take. ... They told me that and I said, ‘Nah, that can’t be right. There’s got to be a way, got to be a way. What do you know how to do?' And I thought, I know how to rehearse. So I started with counting and saying the alphabet over and over and over again. And I did the same thing with walking. One step at a time.”
Two years later, Minnelli performed in a New York City concert appropriately titled, Liza’s Back.
Since then, Liza’s never left. She’s lobbied for gay rights, been on all the network talk shows and won young admirers through guest spots on the quirky sitcom Arrested Development. Minnelli had a big year in 2010: She appeared in the movies’ Sex and the City 2, a funny Snickers TV commercial with Aretha Franklin and released an album of standards called Confessions — made in her New York City apartment, she says.
“I recorded it in my bedroom because I had a broken knee. [Music director] Billy Stritch, who’s just wonderful, I called him and said, ‘I’m going nuts. Let’s do something.’ So he brought a small piano in and we just started to play, and to laugh, and to remember songs together. [Decca Records] heard it and thought this is good. So, it ended up being released.”
Much of Minnelli’s current concert act is comprised of material from Confessions. “More ballads, more intimate songs,” Stritch says. “She doesn’t have to work so hard. Those are songs she did so well, anyway.”
Stritch, 50, who began working with Minnelli during her 1991 Radio City Music Hall show, was with her in 2008 when she returned to Broadway in the Tony-winning Liza’s At The Palace engagement.
During that four-week run, Minnelli paid tribute to her mother by singing Garland’s “Palace medley” (Shine On, Harvest Moon / Some of These Days / My Man / I Don’t Care), which Judy first performed during her Tony-winning run there in 1951.
One song Minnelli won’t sing, ever: Over the Rainbow. “It’s been sung. I don’t like when anybody sings it,” she says.
Stritch says it’s not unusual for concert fans to shout requests for the Garland anthem. “I’m still shocked and surprised how many times people will scream out from the audience, ‘Sing Over the Rainbow.’ So many people have her so locked in with her mother.”
Fans often approach Stritch and say, “I saw you a couple of years ago playing for Judy.’ He gently corrects them: “Oh, no, it was Liza.”
The public treats Garland as “an icon,” Stritch says. “It’s not like she’s a real person.”
And fans often don’t consider that Minnelli was just 23 years old when her mother died of an accidental prescription drug overdose at age 47 in 1969.
“People don’t think about that. They can be very insensitive,” Stritch says.
He recalls the first December after they met, eating with Minnelli in a restaurant when a radio began to play her mother’s holiday standard, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.
“She couldn’t stand it. She had to leave. It was just too much,” Stritch says. “She’s fine with all that now.”
Time has helped.
For years, “there was a fear she would end up the same way and not outlive her mother,” Stritch says. “When she hit 50 there was a sense of relief.”
“She’s a lot more centered in the last few years,” he says. “She’s relaxed and doesn’t get bothered by anything.”
Minnelli has remained close with Garland’s two younger children, Lorna and Joe Luft.
These days, she's cautious cultivating personal relationships.
"You learn as you go along. If you like somebody, it's great, but don't tell them things that you don't want them to talk about," she says. "Be careful. Think about it. And you learn if you can trust them or not."
Now 66, Minnelli is comfortable enough to reveal another detail from her personal life:
“One of the promises I made to my mom was I said I will never, ever use you. Ever. I won’t use you to get a job. I won’t use you to get in the papers. I love you, I respect you. And she said, ‘All right darling, I know that.’ And so I just kept my promise.”
Who: Liza Minnelli
Where: Hard Rock Live, 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood
When: 8 p.m. Tuesday
Tickets: $49 to $79;

Liza Minnelli Dazzles at Stamford's Palace

Photo Credit: Anthony Buzzeo
by Anthony Buzzeo
STAMFORD, Conn. — The audience at Stamford’s Palace Theatre was swinging as superstar Liza Minnelli performed her greatest hits as well as some of her newest songs during the third annual Palace Gala on Friday night.
In addition to her headlining performance, she was also given the Arts Legacy Award. Minnelli joins David Brubeck and Diana Ross as the third recipient of the award, the latest honor in her nearly 50-year career. She has also won four Tonys, an Academy Award, a special "Legends" Grammy Award, two Golden Globes and an Emmy.
She was not the only person honored during the fundraising event. Emmanuel “E.J.” Couloucoundis of Darien was selected as the Emerging Young Artist Scholarship winner, and the Arts Ovation Award was given to Michael Widland of Weston and Moira Lyons of Stamford.  
Couloucoundis was named 2010 National High School Teen Idol and twice won the Classical Singer Magazine national high school competition. He has been studying at the Mannes College of Music and Manhattan School of Music in its pre-college program and was recently accepted to the Julliard School.  
Widland, a partner of Shipman & Goodwin LLP, began volunteering at the Stamford Center for the Arts more than 20 years ago and since 2009 has been chairman of the Board of Directors.
Lyons has been involved with the organization for more than six years and has been a supporter of the arts community in Stamford as well as the Stamford Center for the Arts. She has held different positions with the board in that time.
Proceeds from the gala support the Stamford Center for the Arts Education Program. The program provides children, ages 4 to 18, with learning opportunities.

Friday, March 30, 2012

VINCENTE ~ The other Minnelli...

Upcoming film festival to celebrate the work of Liza’s father, Vincente Minnelli.

We know that to bang on about the virtues of Miss Liza Minnelli would only be a waste of breath; as something of an icon she’s already up there with the other gods (Cher, Madonna & Kylie, not that you had to ask). When it comes to the rest of the Minnelli family however the GT archives look decidedly bare. So, while we take a minute to slap our own wrists, why don’t you take a moment to brush up on the work of Vincente Minnelli, renowned Hollywood director and, yes, father of our dear Liza.

With a life that could be taken from the script of a modern day soap opera (only with a more plausible script and better acting, we’d assume), Minnelli’s life was never short of colour. Despite the four marriages and two children, Minnelli was widely accepted as a homosexual and, while you might think this is relatively commonplace for Hollywood times were of course all too different back in the 1940s. With a career spanning over thirty years, Minnelli’s work covers three key subjects of cinematic history – the musical, the melodrama and the comedy – and features Hollywood veterans including Elizabeth Taylor, Fred Astaire, Judy Garland, and of course, Liza Minnelli.

Perhaps it was his vibrant background, or maybe just his connections with costume styling and theatre, but Minnelli has since been credited as one of the screen’s greats, his work bringing colour, life and excitement alongside his surrealism, quirkiness and camp. Unusually though, Minnelli became just as well regarded for his darker melodramas, including the celebrated Some Came Running with Frank Sinatra, marking a diverse and influential career.

The culturally astute among you may already be aware that the BFI will soon run a two-month retrospective of Minnelli’s work; a portfolio of more than 30 Hollywood films spanning from the 1940s through to the late 1970s. Split into two halves, the first month of the exhibition will focus on his earlier work, while his later titles will be screened throughout May.

Over these two months the retrospective will show some classic screenings of films from a bygone age and, as a pilgrimage to the camp theatre ancestors if nothing else, the exhibition should be worth a visit.

With recognisable icons (as well as plenty of faces that us whippersnappers will still be to learn) and a healthy dose of cinemagraphic culture, the showcase proves the importance of classics in film. What’s more, while Liza needn’t worry about her throne just yet, it’s never hurt to learn a little of the family history either.

Tickets from £5. More information, including background, synopses and screenings, can be found from the BFI website

Words: Luke Campbell
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Liza Minnelli gets Honor at Stamford Mar 30th!

Multitalented Liza Minnelli comes to Stamford for benefit concert, honor

Award-winning singer, dancer and actress Liza Minnelli performs in June at the second annual amfAR Inspiration Gala at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. On Friday, March 30, she is expected to receive an Arts Legacy award and perform in concert at the Palace Theatre in Stamford, as part of the third annual Palace Gala, presented by the Stamford Center for the Arts. For more information, visit (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images) Photo: Contributed Photo / Stamford Advocate Contributed

Decades of performing have done little to diminish Liza Minnelli's love of her work or her fans' desire to see her expand her creative territory.
"It's absolute magic to me," she said, during a recent phone interview, of the feeling she experiences every time she steps out on to the stage.
Then, as now, this award-winning singer, dancer and actor said she strives to surround herself with people who have as much fun performing as she does, as well as those who can teach her a thing or two. When asked whether she finds them or they find her, she thought for a moment.
"I find them, or they pass into my life," she said. "You know, I am a director's daughter."
Minnelli is indeed a film director's daughter, but that's just half the story. Minnelli was born in Los Angeles on March 12, 1946, to Vincente Minnelli ("Meet Me in St. Louis," "An American in Paris") and actress and singer Judy Garland.
By the time she was 16, Minnelli had made her way to New York City, where she gained attention for her performance in an off-Broadway revival of the musical "Best Foot Forward." Three years later, she won the Tony Award for leading actress in "Flora The Red Menace."
This was just the start of a series of appearances in Broadway productions that would stretch into the late 1990s and beyond, including "Chicago," "The Rink," "The Act" and "Victor/Victoria," as well as her one-woman show.

Her work on stage earned her four Tony Awards, but she also was honored for her movie work, including an Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for her role as Sally Bowles in the 1972 film "Cabaret." Her other film work includes 1981's "Arthur" with Dudley Moore, and the sequel "Arthur 2" in 1988.
On Friday, March 30, Minnelli is expected to pick up another honor when she receives this year's Arts Legacy award from the Stamford Center for the Arts. The award will be handed out at the Palace Theatre in Stamford during the center's third annual Palace Gala, which also will include a benefit concert featuring Minnelli. Money raised will support the organization's Arts Education Program. Michael Widland of Weston and Moira Lyons of Stamford also will receive Arts Ovation Awards.
Minnelli's commitment to her art made her a perfect choice for the evening, said Elissa Getto, executive director of the Stamford Center for the Arts.
"Liza Minnelli is a true star, a true celebrity," said Getto, who first met Minnelli in the early 1990s when Getto was working as chief executive officer of Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Fla.
"I was thrilled to meet her," Getto said. "I remember it vividly ... because when she arrived backstage there was just this incredible burst of energy."
On this tour, Minnelli said she is bringing a more intimate show to the stage, rather than some of the bigger productions she has done in the past.
"It's just me and the audience and the band, and it seems to be going very well," she said.
Still, even as she tours, there are those fans who want her comedic talents to get the spotlight. For instance, there are a couple of Facebook pages calling for Minnelli to host "Saturday Night Live," on which she appeared in a cameo in 2009.
And fans of her "Lucille Austero," or "Lucille 2," character from the Emmy Award-winning comedy series "Arrested Development," which went off the air in 2006, are hoping she appears when the show returns for a fourth season next year.

"I'd love to do it," she said of "Saturday Night Live."
As for "Arrested Development," she said it had been a fun project that called for "out-and-out character comedy." When asked whether there was any chance the fans' hopes would be answered, Minnelli said, "I haven't heard from them ... but, hopefully, they will let me know."
She's also hoping to open up some time to make an appearance on "Hot in Cleveland," which stars Valerie Bertinelli, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick and Betty White. She was slated to appear in an episode of the TV Land show, but a minor ankle injury forced her to cancel, according to a number of sources.
"Yes, we are trying to figure that out," she said of the rescheduling. "I am such a fan of that show. They are all brilliant.
"And Betty White," Minnelli said, pausing, before adding emphasis, "is the best."
However, on Friday, March 30, it will be Minnelli who people are coming to see. And, although this would be an apt time for her to enjoy the attention, she said her focus will be the people in the seats.
"I never think about me," she said. "I want you to have a wonderful time. And, maybe, for a minute, your life lightens up."
Stamford's Center for the Arts Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Friday, March 30, 8 p.m. (gala 6-7:30 p.m.; awards ceremony 7:30-8 p.m.). $350 (gala, concert), $185, $110, $95 (concert only). 203-517-3426,; 203-964-2241;

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Liza Minnelli brings a bit of Broadway to Borgata

Published: Monday, March 26, 2012, 5:11 PM     Updated: Monday, March 26, 2012, 5:22 PM

Friday, March 23, 2012

Cabaret, a legend in the making, must see!

Minnelli brings her best to Borgata on Saturday
Written by
For the Courier-Post


Liza Minnelli performs at 8 p.m.
Saturday in Borgata’s Event Center. Tickets are $75, $85 and $95, available through or ComcastTIX at (877) 544-8499.

Start spreading the news — Liza Minnelli isn’t letting a little thing like a broken leg stand in the way of her debut at Borgata’s Event Center on Saturday.
The legendary show business triple threat — singer, dancer and actress — is back on her feet after breaking her leg in three places in November.
“I wish I could say I did it dancing, but the truth is that I tripped over my dog,” Minnelli said. So the breaks were set, her leg was placed in a cast for six weeks and Minnelli has been “working on it” and feeling better.

Besides, compared to the other orthopedic challenges she’s faced, a broken leg is a relatively minor setback.
A lifetime of pounding the boards required her to have both of her hips replaced, the first in 1995 and the second five years later. Then, two years ago, she underwent surgery for a total knee replacement.
“I have so much steel in my body that when I go through one of those things at the airport, it (plays a song),” she said with a laugh during a recent chat from her home in New York.
She likes to tell people that “on the top half I’m Dorothy, and on the bottom, I’m the daughter of the Tin Man,” a reference to her mother Judy Garland’s iconic role in “The Wizard Of Oz.”
Yet, in spite of those medical challenges — compounded by vocal chord surgery and a near-fatal bout of encephalitis a decade ago — Minnelli, 65, soldiers on. In fact, she said her 2010 knee replacement had a musical silver lining.
Had she not been confined to bed for several weeks after the surgery, she might not have come up with the material for “Confessions,” her first studio album in years.

“They told me after the surgery that I had to stay in bed, like, forever, and I thought I was going to go bananas,” she said. So she called her longtime pianist and friend Billy Stritch, himself a fine solo performer when he’s not working with Minnelli, and told him to come to her home with a keyboard so she could at least stave off boredom with music.
Minnelli and Stritch didn’t have a clue they were actually cooking up an album, but they began coming up with ideas for songs and arrangements.

“Finally, someone said this should be an album,” she said. “I wasn’t looking to do an album. I was just trying to find something to do while I was stuck in bed.”
Minnelli’s body of work stretches across a variety of mediums, and she’s scored the biggest prizes from each. She won an Academy Award for her 1972 performance in “Cabaret,” an Emmy Award for her special “Liza With A Z,” a Living Legend Grammy Award and five Tony Awards, including three for best actress in the plays “Flora The Red Menace,” “The Rink” and “The Act.”
It’s hard for her to single out a favorite stage show, recording or television special, but she does have one movie that holds a special place in her heart. If you’re thinking “Cabaret,” think again.
“I’m very proud of all of (my movies) because I’ve really been lucky,” she said. “But I think I’m proudest of ‘The Sterile Cuckoo,’ because that was purely an acting role, and to be nominated (for an Oscar) for your first (leading role) is very special.”
Although her Borgata gig will be her first Atlantic City performance in nearly five years, she was a regular on the Boardwalk casino showroom circuit ever since making her debut here in 1985 at the original Golden Nugget.
During the first 10 years of her Atlantic City performances, Minnelli was accompanied by a huge orchestra with a full string section. But that was in the days when casinos were flush and footed the bill for all those musicians.
Eventually, most casinos that still had house bands started to cut costs. They told the performers they would have to pay for adding musicians to the house band. Since performing is as much of a business as it is an art form, and the goal is to make a profit, adjustments had to be made on the artist’s end of the deal, too.
Minnelli’s longtime conductor Bill “Pappy” LaVorgna, who was also her mother’s music director a generation earlier, told Minnelli she didn’t need all those musicians anyway.
“Pappy told me I could do it with 12 (musicians), so I told him to go out and hire them,” she said of LaVorga, who died in 2007. Later, she scaled back to six or seven musicians, which is who she’ll bring to Borgata.

“It’s so much fun because it makes it so intimate,” she said. “It’s just me, the musicians and the audience. It’s the simplicity of it all. I love it.”
Minnelli is one of the few entertainers of her generation whose audience continues to grow. She still gets her share of fans from her days as a child performer. But she also sees a good number of young people who weren’t even born when she was cracking up movie audiences with her performance in “Arthur.”
Minnelli doesn’t think there’s any deep thinking needed as to why she attracts younger people to her live shows.
“I think its something as simple as someone saying, ‘Have you seen her? No? Well, you should, she’s good,’” she said.
So, mended broken leg, bionic body and all, what can her audience expect to see this weekend? Minnelli didn’t give the question a moment’s thought.
“You’re going to see me at my best,” she said. “Broken leg and all.”

On stage

Aussie comedian Jim Jefferies performs in Borgata’s Music Box tonight at 9. Tickets are $29.50 and $35, available through or ComcastTIX at (877) 544-8499.
Caesars Atlantic City presents Van Halen at Boardwalk Hall with special guest Kool and the Gang opening the show Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $40 to $175, available through or (800) 736-1420.
Israeli dubstep music producer Borgore performs at the House of Blues at Showboat Saturday at 10 p.m Tickets are $32, available through or (800) 736-1420.
Singer and songwriter Fiona Apple works Borgata’s Music Box Saturday at 9 p.m The show is listed as sold out, but check with or ComcastTIX at (877) 544-8499 for last-minute availability.
Country music’s Travis Tritt brings his show to the arena at Trump Taj Mahal Saturday at 8 p.m Tickets are $26.60, available through or (800) 736-1420.
Legendary country-pop crossover star Kenny Rogers brings 40 years of hits to Harrah’s Resort Saturday at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $35 to $50, available through or (800) 736-1420.
R&B singer Toni Braxton teams with performer and producer Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds at Caesars Atlantic City Saturday at 9 p.m. Tickets range from $55 to $120, available through or (800) 736-1420.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Liza Minnelli Will Receive Rolex Dance Award at Career Transition For Dancers' Jump for Joy Benefit

Tony and Emmy winner Angela Lansbury, back on Broadway in the revival of The Best Man, will host Career Transition for Dancers' 27th Anniversary Jubilee.

Entitled Jump for Joy A Dance Variety Spectacular, the event is scheduled for Nov. 5 at 7 PM at New York City Center. The performance will be followed by a supper at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York.
The evening will also feature the presentation of the Rolex Dance Award to Liza Minnelli.
“We are pleased to present this year’s Rolex Dance Award to Liza Minnelli, world renowned American singer, dancer, and film, television and theatre actress. We salute her dedication to the arts and unwavering support of Career Transition For Dancers,” said Stewart Wicht, president and CEO of Rolex Watch USA, in a statement.

Minnelli added, "I fell in love with dancing when I saw my first Broadway show. It was at that moment that I knew what I wanted to do. All of my dreams have come true because dancing has touched my heart. I am so honored and delighted to accept the 2012 Rolex Dance Award and share it with all of the Broadway gypsies who have the same dream…Thank You.”

"America loves variety," press notes state, and Jump for Joy "provides a fun-filled evening that weaves together all genres and dance styles in an exciting tapestry of quality entertainment." The show is produced and directed by Ann Marie DeAngelo.
Career Transition for Dancers, with offices in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago, has helped over 5,400 professional dancers nationwide identify their unique talents in preparation for establishing new careers when dance is no longer an option.
Patron tickets are $600, $750 and $1,200 each. Tables for 10 start at $7,500. Patron tickets and tables include premium performance seating, post-performance Supper with the Stars, dancing and a live auction at The Grand Ballroom at the Hilton New York. Sponsorships and tables are also available, as well as journal ads. For gala information and tickets, call Marjorie Horne, McEvoy & Assocs. at (212) 228-7446, ext. 33. For group sales call (718) 499-9691. There will be show-only tickets on sale at a later date.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

HAPPY BIRTHDAY LIZA MAY! Born March 12, 1946...

Liza Minnellii to Perform at Stamford Center for the Arts Gala on March 30
By Brian Scott Lipton • Mar 10, 2012 • Connecticut

Tony Award winner Liza Minnelli will give a benefit concert as part of The Stamford Center for the Arts/Palace Theatre's 3rd Annual Palace Gala on Friday, March 30 at 8pm. Proceeds will benefit the Stamford Center for the Arts Education Program. As part of the Gala, Minnelli will receive the Arts Legacy Award, and Michael L. Widland and Moira K. Lyons will receive the Arts Ovation Award.
Minnelli's most recent Broadway show, Liza's at the Palace, won a 2009 Tony for Best Special Theatrical Event. She also won Tony Awards for Best Actress in a Musical for Flora the Red Menace and The Act. She won the Academy Award for Cabaret and the Emmy Award for Liza With a "Z".
To purchase Gala tickets, please call the Development Office at 203-517-3426. Concert tickets can be purchased by calling 203-325-4446 or by visiting

Saturday, March 10, 2012

"Liza Minnelli: Live at the Winter Garden" On Disc for First Time
Masterworks Broadway Will Release "Liza Minnelli: Live at the Winter Garden" On Disc for First Time
By Adam Hetrick
09 Mar 2012

Sony Masterworks Broadway will release "Liza Minnelli: Live at the Winter Garden" digitally April 3 and on compact disc May 8 for the first time since its original 1974 LP release.

The album captures selections from Minnelli's sold-out Jan. 6-26 concerts at the Winter Garden Theatre in 1974. Bob Fosse directed the concerts, which were titled Liza. The late Fred Ebb authored the book to the concert that featured several songs with his collaborator, John Kander. Marvin Hamlisch served as musical director.
The original LP was released in April 1974 by Columbia Records, but was quickly pulled from the market due to contractual conflicts over songs from the film of "Cabaret."
The Masterworks recording marks the first time the entire show will be officially available on disc and for digital download. Three live bonus tracks will also be part of the release, including Stevie Wonder’s “You and I” and the standards “It Had to Be You” and “My Shining Hour.”
The digital download will arrive April 3 with the in-store release to follow May 8.

"The thing about doing a show like Liza is that every song means something," Minnelli said in a statement. "Fred and John were so brilliant at building a show, plus I had Marvin, so we tried all kinds of different rundowns and finally came up with what you hear on the album, and thank God it worked! But you keep trying, and don’t get satisfied with anything but the best. It brings back so many memories. I always feel like I've never done anything. It's true! So to have this come out, and to be reminded of how it was and how it was received, it's just lovely!"
The original LP included an opening medley of "Liza With A 'Z'"/"Ring Them Bells"/"I Can See Clearly Now"/"Maybe This Time"/"Cabaret," as well as such songs as "A Quiet Thing," "More Than You Know," "There Is A Time," "The Circle" and "I'm One of the Smart Ones."
Pre-order "Liza Minnelli: Live at the Winter Garden" here.
An Oscar winner for her performance in the film "Cabaret," Minnelli has also earned Tony Awards for her performances in Flora, the Red Menace, The Act, Liza's at the Palace, as well as a special 1974 Tony. She also presented a tribute to her late father Minnelli on Minnelli at the Palace and has appeared in the films "The Sterile Cuckoo," "Arthur," "New York, New York" and "Stepping Out." The singer is also a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress.


Friday, March 9, 2012

LIZA ~ Official Website confirms upcoming appearances for 2012!

The following is a list of Liza’s official and confirmed upcoming appearances.
Check back often as this page is subject to change.

MARCH 24, 2012In Concert
8 p.m.
The Borgata
1 Borgata Way
Atlantic City, NJ

MARCH 30, 2012In Concert
Stanford Center for the Arts
61 Atlantic Street
Stamford, Connecticut
For tickets and more information,
Call 203-517-3426 or go to:

APRIL 10, 2012In Concert
8 p.m.
Seminole Hard Rock and Casino
Hollywood, Florida
www.seminolehardrockhollywood.comGet tickets here.

APRIL 12, 2012Personal Appearance
Liza will kick off the TCM Film Festival with Joel Grey and Robert Osborne on April 12th.  The festival opens with the world premier screening of the 40th anniversary restoration of CabaretRead the full press release here.

APRIL 21, 2012In Concert
7 p.m.
NYCB Theater at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Road
Westbury, NY 11590-1718

May 12, 2012In Concert
7 p.m.
Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton)
3000 Paradise Road
Las Vegas, NV  89109
Tickets are $89-$250 (plus tax and service charge) and can be purchased at the LVH box office or by logging onto or or by phone at 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.

JUNE 14, 2012In Concert
Hampton Court Palace Festival

AUGUST 11, 2012In Concert
7:30 p.m.
Hollywood Bowl2301 North Highland Avenue
Hollywood, CA

OCTOBER 19, 2012In Concert
8 p.m.
H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center
Shippensburg University
1871 Old Main Drive
Shippensburg, PA 17257
Box Office: 717.477.SHOW (7469)
http://http// (ticket info not yet posted)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Liza Minnelli to perform at Las Vegas' LVH, 5/12...
The legendary Liza Minnelli will once again perform at the LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (formerly Las Vegas Hilton) May 12 in the LVH Theater. One of America’s true legends, Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony awards, an Oscar, a special “Legends” Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy is one of the world’s consummate performers. In film, on stage and in television, Liza has won critical acclaim, a multitude of fans, and recognition from her peers in show business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word “superstar.”
In between her many TV and film roles, Liza has never stopped touring and has long been considered one of the most exciting concert performers. She electrifies audiences around the world and has set records at the most prestigious venues, from the Palladium in London and Opera House in Sydney, to the Olympia Theatre in Paris and New York’s historic Carnegie Hall, where one of Liza’s greatest triumphs was her unprecedented three-week concert engagement in 1987. Liza was the first entertainer in the hall’s history to completely sell-out three weeks of appearances. She had earlier appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall in 1979. This appearance was every bit as unforgettable. On closing night the police had to disperse the crowd when they refused to leave the auditorium following multiple encores. Both of these concerts were recorded and are among the music industry’s most highly praised live concert recordings.
“Liza is an amazing woman; she is a true artist on so many platforms and her audiences are so diverse. We’re talking about a woman who performed sold-out shows at Carnegie Hall…needless to say we’re happy to have her come back to the LVH,” said Rick White, Vice President of Brand Marketing and Entertainment.

Up and coming 18 year-old singer Nicolas King will open for Liza Minnelli. King, not new to the stage, appeared on Broadway for nine months when he was only eight years old in “Beauty and the Beast” with Andrea McArdle. He went on to appear in other theatrical productions including “A Thousand Clowns” with Tom Selleck in 2001 and “Hollywood Arms” with Carol Burnett, several television commercials and was tapped by Liza Minnelli to be her opening act when he was only 16.
Tickets are $89-$250 (plus tax and service charge) and can be purchased at the LVH box office or by logging onto, or or by phone at 702-732-5755 or 1-800-222-5361.
LVH - Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, a world-class hotel & casino offers a unique blend of sophistication and excitement with all your favorite table games, hottest slots on the market, incredible restaurants, endless entertainment, more than 200,000 square feet of meeting space and the world’s largest race and sports Superbook™. LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino provides a range of culinary adventures including fine steaks at TJ’s Steakhouse, Italian-infused Casa Nicola, gourmet Chinese food at Garden of the Dragon, exhibition-style Japanese cuisine at the world- famous Benihana, a traditional buffet that features tastes from around the world, and is the home of Vince Neil’s Tres Rios Cantina. LVH boasts a strong entertainment schedule led by world class headliners in the LVH Theater, as well as a variety of on-going production shows in the Shimmer Cabaret. Its proximity to the Las Vegas Convention Center and its designation as a Monorail station (connecting it to the Las Vegas Strip) makes it the ideal hotel for conventions and visitors alike. For more information or to book accommodations, call toll free at (888) 732-7117 or log on to or connect with us on our social pages

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