Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Liza Minnelli Performs at Caesars Atlantic City

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hollywood Palace Liza Minnelli, Bette Davis...great show, don't miss Liza here!

LIZA MINNELLI interviewed by TOM SNYDER + she sings

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Liza in color on Ed Sullivan show!

video

Liza Minnelli In Paris 1969!

video

Liza on Ed Sullivan

video

Legendary Liza Minnelli ready to give fans what they want at Caesars Saturday

Posted: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 12:19 pm
Liza Minnelli likes to give her devoted fans what they want, so she’s sure to include their most requested numbers –– “New York, New York,” “Liza With a Z” and “Maybe This Time” — when she hits the stage this weekend in Atlantic City.Otherwise, the Tony-, Oscar-, Grammy- and Emmy-winning singer/actress knows she’ll hear from them.“People are wonderful — they tell you what they think, I love that,” says Minnelli, who performs 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Caesars Atlantic City. “I’ve always had wonderful audiences (in Atlantic City). A lot of people come back again and again, and that’s thrilling. I just like the whole atmosphere. It’s easy, but it’s sophisticated.”
Along with her most-requested tunes, Minnelli is sure to bring out show-stopping numbers such as the title track from “Cabaret,” “But The World Goes ‘Round” from “New York, New York” and a standard such as “Alexander’s Ragtime Band.”
Minnelli also is offering more intimate moments: “I Must Have that Man” from her 2010 album “Confessions” (Decca U.S.) and “What Makes a Man” by one of her favorite songwriters, Charles Aznavour.
However, Minnelli isn’t planning to perform a new song associated with the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” which is set in 1920s Atlantic City. Minnelli, along with Elvis Costello and Patti Smith, are among the artists featured on “Boardwalk Empire, Vol. 2” (ABKCO Records), a collection of standards from the era.
Minnelli takes on the bluesy number “You’ve Got To See Mama Ev’ry Night (Or You Can’t See Mama At All),” but hasn’t yet arranged it for the stage.
“I had a great old time. I tried to do it a little like Sophie Tucker because that’s the era,” she says.
Minnelli similarly had a blast reprising her small-screen role as Lucille Austero — aka Lucille 2 — in the recently released fourth season of “Arrested Development” on Netflix.
“The show is so smart,” Minnelli says. “She’s a wonderful character, and I love doing comedy.”
Even when Minnelli is performing in concert, the four-time Tony winner takes a character-driven approach to her work.
“For me, (each performance) has to be in character, and it has to be absolutely real,” Minnelli explains. “It’s an acting piece — each song is like a little movie.”
Despite having created the character of Sally Bowles for the 1972 big-screen version of “Cabaret,” Minnelli has no problem with others taking on the role. Michelle Williams will be the latest Sally in the upcoming Broadway revival. Minnelli won a Best Actress Academy Award for her work in the film.
“I’m thrilled — I love Michelle,” Minnelli says. “But the play is so different from the movie that you really can’t compare them.”
Soon after taking the stage in A.C., Minnelli will reunite with her half-sister Lorna Luft for two benefit shows in October at Birdland in New York for The Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative of The Actors Fund and Tower Cancer Research Foundation.
The Lorna’s Pink Party dates will mark Minnelli’s first stage appearance in 20 years with her half-sister, who is also a stage actress and nightclub performer.
The two, whose mother is the legendary Judy Garland, last performed together at the 1993 Tony Awards ceremony, but they got their start at a much earlier age.
“When we were little, we (performed) all the time in the nursery,” Minnelli recalls. “Because I’m seven years older, I was so bossy with her. We both grew up around music — it just felt so good.”
Is Minnelli still the bossy older sister?
“No, she bosses me around now,” Minnelli says jokingly.

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Liza Together with Lorna – first time in 20 years!Lorna’s Pink Party Lorna’s Pink Party

Lorna’s Pink Party A benefit for The Actors Fund’s Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and Tower Cancer Research Foundation’s Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund
With appearances by: Nick Adams, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Jim Caruso, Kelly King, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Phyllis Newman, & Marcia Strassman
TWO SHOWS ONLY!
Monday, October 14th and 21st.
Birdland
315 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York, NY 10036 Tickets for LORNA’S PINK PARTY start at $250 and include drinks and dinner, with a very limited number of $75 standing room and $100 bar seating tickets. An exclusive post-show VIP photo opportunity with the stars is included with purchase of a $1,000 ticket. Special sponsorship packages are also available. Tickets can be purchased at www.actorsfund.org or by phone at 212.221.7300 ext. 133 or email: tickets@actorsfund.org.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Liza Flashback ~ Summer Stock 1966, Pajama Game...

Summer Stock 1966, Pajama GameLiza Minelli, Stanley Grover & Sid Raymond

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Liza sings My Funny Valentine to Marvin Hamlisch

Liza Minnelli praises Michelle Williams's casting in 'Cabaret'


Liza Minnelli has praised the casting of Michelle Williams in Broadway's revival of Cabaret.

Williams will make her Broadway debut in Cabaret as Sally Bowles, opposite Alan Cumming as the Master of Ceremonies.

Minnelli - who won an Oscar for playing Sally Bowles in the 1972 film adaptation - shared with E! News that she is excited to see the new production.

"Michelle is a wonderful actress and I love Alan Cumming," she declared.

The star continued: "I'm excited to see what they will do with the show and am sure it will be great!"

Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall will be directing the Cabaret revival for the Roundabout Theatre Company.

Previews of Cabaret begin in March 2014.

Liza with Adam Ant...

Truth and Liza, 1990: I became quite good friends with Liza Minnelli when we were both touring Australia in 1981. She was fabulous and gave me a few tips on stagecraft. This was at the 1990 Brit Awards. I remember giving an award to Neneh Cherry that night – but, other than that, it’s a blur!

Liza Minnelli — she'll take Tom Hanks, thank you very much!

http://www.telegram.com/article/20130912/COLUMN87/309
 
One interview I did read was Liza Minnelli's. She is shown in a lovely shot by Terry O'Neill, quite dressed, questioned by my own Denis Ferrara. Denis and Liza have known each other a long time. Liza tends to call everybody "honey." But with Denis she means it.

Of her apparent phoenix-like persona and ability to keep on keeping on, Denis asks if it becomes tiresome to always have to explain this. "No, it's not tiresome. It's just well ... I don't think about myself. Look. When I go to the theater, I want to come out feeling good. So that's what I think about — am I going to make my audiences feel good? They're all scrunched in their seats and have paid good money, and I try to do what I can to entertain them. We're locked in a building for two hours, after all! When it's over, I'm just tired. I don't feel very indestructible."

Liza describes her concerts as "a conversation. A conversation that never bores me."She'd love to act more: "People assume I'm not interested. But I am! Listen, I act when I sing. I act when I dance. But I don't have to sing and dance to act." On the subject of screen work, Liza says she'd love to do something with Tom Hanks: "Every time I see him on screen, I trust him."

Liza thinks Madonna is great. "I've always liked her. She's fun to have dinner with. She's not a wacko. She knows things. She wants to learn, too." But my favorite part of the Q-and-A is when Denis asks Liza: "What is the best advice you've ever been given?" The star replies: "Oh, Jeez! So much. Well, one of the best things anybody ever said to me was 'keep moving.' But here's the best advice I can give; stay curious."

Says Denis, "And you have stayed curious."

Says Liza, "I have. But please don't ask me to do anything more with a computer than turn it on."129966

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Lorna Luft and Liza Minnelli Will Join Forces for Lorna's Pink Party, Benefit for Actors Fund; Special Guests, Too

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/181783-Lorna-Luft-and-Liza-Minnelli-Will-Join-Forces-for-Lornas-Pink-Party-Benefit-for-Actors-Fund-Special-Guests-Too
The Actors Fund's 2013 edition of Nothing Like a Dame, which is entitled Lorna’s Pink Party and will benefit the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Dr. Philomena McAndrew Fund of Tower Cancer Research Foundation, will be presented Oct. 14 at 7 PM and Oct. 21 at 7 PM at Birdland.
The evenings will be hosted by actress, recording artist and author Lorna Luft and will feature Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner Liza Minnelli. The benefit will mark the first time in 20 years that the sisters have performed together; the last time was a duet for the 1993 Tony Awards.
Attendees can also expect appearances by Nick Adams, Ann Hampton Callaway, Liz Callaway, Jim Caruso, Kelly King, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Phyllis Newman and Marcia Strassman.
Luft, who went public with her recent battle against breast cancer, plans to celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with Minnelli and special guests, many of them also cancer survivors, with the message, “We made it and you will too!”
This event means the world to me,” said Luft in a statement. “I’m so grateful to be feeling so well and performing again. These two Birdland nights are the perfect opportunity for me to gather some friends—including my sister—to raise money to help two essential organizations.”
Tony-winning actress (and Actors Fund Trustee) Phyllis Newman added, “I’m thrilled that this year’s Nothing Like a Dame event will feature the wonderful Lorna Luft hosting a slew of fantastically talented friends. It’s going to be a great couple of nights, all in support of two great organizations: The Actors Fund and Tower Cancer Research Foundation.”
Tickets start at $250 and include drinks and dinner, with a very limited number of $75 standing room and $100 bar seating tickets. An exclusive post-show VIP photo opportunity with the stars is included with purchase of a $1,000 ticket. Special sponsorship packages are also available. Tickets can be purchased at actorsfund.org or by phone at (212) 221-7300, ext. 133 or by emailing tickets@actorsfund.org.

By Andrew Gans
05 Sep 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013

LIZA ~ Flashback 1982

Liza Minnelli and Mark Garo at after-party for the TV special, “Night of 100 Stars.” 1982