Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Liza Minnelli Stepping Out! 2015

Friday, February 28, 2014

Liza Minnelli winning Best Actress 1972 Oscar® for "Cabaret"

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Liza Minnelli and Michael Jackson at the 1984 (56th) Academy Awards

Oscar Winners Liza & Goldie!

Liza, Joey, & Lorna!

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Liza, Lorna, and Joey to pay tribute to the Judy Garland classic The Wizard Of Oz 75th Anniversary at this years Oscars ~ 3/2/14!

Judy Garland's children, including Liza Minnelli, to tribute 'Wizard of Oz' at Oscars 

Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft will share the stage during the Academy Awards to commemorate their late mother's iconic film, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year. Details about the tribute have not yet been revealed.

Friday, February 21, 2014

BWW Reviews: Liza with an 'L' for Legend: Minnelli Delights Fort Lauderdale...

What's a sure sign a performer is a legend?
She gets a standing ovation before opening her mouth.
So began the concert SIMPLY LIZA, Sunday night, February 16, at Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale. The first glimpse of Liza Minnelli on stage caused the audience to leap to their feet and heap on the kind of applause usually reserved for encores.
And although Minnelli opened with the classic, "Teach Me Tonight", it was the audience that got a 90-minute lesson in star power.
Accompanied by the incomparable pianist and musical director Billy Stritch, and backed a six-man band in white dinner jackets, Minnelli performed pop standards with a decidedly torchy bent as well as songs that bear her own unique stamp.
Clad in black pants and silky black top punctuated by a floor length red scarf, Minnelli alternated between sitting in a tall director's chair --- she was having trouble with her ankle, she told the audience --- and standing center stage.
Minnelli followed her opener with a medley of "Here I'll Stay" and "Our Love is Here to Stay", and then showed her whimsical side on the Kander and Ebb tune written for her, "Liza with a Z".
Minnelli has a quality that draws out the audience's protective nature. Whether it was a cough or a rush of emotion that caused her to falter during "Our Love is Here to Stay", no one cared. The fact that she overcame and soldiered on just gave the audience more reason to root for her.
Minnelli's two signature songs from CABARET, "Maybe This Time" and "Cabaret", came at the show's halfway mark. She nailed "Maybe This Time", capturing the emotion and bringing the song from a slow simmer to a full on buoyant boil. For "Cabaret", Minnelli drew cheers when she changed the lyric, proclaiming that she was not going to end up a poor, pill-popping alcoholic like Elsie from Chelsea. The moment underscored that Minnelli is survivor, which is clearly one thing her fans love about her.
After the Cabaret songs, Minnelli relaxed, letting Stritch take the spotlight with "No Moon at All". The two, who have collaborated for 23 years, duetted on a sweet version of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love".
Minnelli donned oversized glasses to sing Kander and Ebb's "Ring Them Bells", delighting the audience with the story of Shirley Devore, who traveled 'round the world to meet the guy next door.
The quiet moments of the concert were punctuated with shouts of, "We love you Liza!" from the audience. Minnelli always acknowledged those declarations, and replied with a heartfelt, "I love you too."
She turned storyteller for "On Such a Night as This" drawing the audience in for a tale of old Hollywood, and then turned belter for a rousing rendition of "But the World Goes Round", another Kander and Ebb composition written specifically for Minnelli.
She delivered big time on her anthematic closer, "New York, New York", and when she flubbed the lines or notes at the end, she stopped the band several times so she could get it right, quipping that she was getting to New York by way of Connecticut.
Minnelli perched on Stritch's piano bench for her encore, the touching "Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye" by Cole Porter, before leaving the stage arm in arm with Stritch. The standing ovation that greeted her carried her off, and she blew a kiss before disappearing into the wings.
Minnelli is the rare performer whose audience will stick with her no matter what. As long as she keeps showing up to sing, her fans will keep showing up to listen. That's star power. And that's what legends are made of.  by Mary Damiano

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

LIZA ~ Appearances, IN CONCERT 2014!

Simply Liza
February 16, 2014
Broward Center for the Performing Arts
201 sw Fifth Ave
Ft Lauderdale FL
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Simply Liza
March 22, 2014
8:00 p.m.
Agua Caliente Casino
32-250 Bob Hope Dr
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 321-2000

Simply Liza
March 25, 2104
Walk Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA  90012
TICKETS: Tickets are on sale Sunday, September 15, at 10 a.m. at, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000.  Tickets can also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.
Simply Liza
March 28, 2014
Davies Hall
201 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Simply Liza
July 2, 2014
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2AP
7:30 p.m.
Tickets on sale Friday, February 7th

Simply Liza
July 5, 2014
Olympia Theater
28 Boulevard des Capucines
75009 Paris, France
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, January 27th, 2014
Box office information :
Phone : +33 892 392 192 (0,34 €/min , France only) or + 33 146 915 767 (international)

Simply Liza
July 8, 2014
Europaplein 8 1078 GZ Amsterdam
8:00 p.m.
Ticket link:

Monday, February 10, 2014

It's just me (and Billy Stritch): Superstar Liza Minnelli to perform Sunday at Broward Center
Liza Minnelli, the Oscar-Tony-Emmy-Grammy-Golden Globe-winning superstar, says her greatest talent is aligning herself with other talented people.
Besides her parents, Judy Garland and Golden Age film director Vincente Minnelli, Liza has worked closely with director-choreographer Bob Fosse, French composer/entertainer Charles Aznavour, and John Kander & Fred Ebb, who wrote Cabaret, Liza With a “Z” and Theme from New York, New York.
Ebb, the lyricist who died 10 years ago, had particular influence on her performing style, says Minnelli, who’ll sing in concert Sunday at Broward Center for the Performing Arts.
“I was lucky. I had Fred Ebb my whole life,” Minnelli says. “He knew me so well. He would write like I talked. It was easy. So when he passed away, and I did things without him -- even before he went -- I thought, ‘Just say what you’re thinking: You’re in a room with however many people. The doors are shut. You’re all talking to each other. What would you say?’ Hi!'"
Minnelli, 68 on March 12, grew up in the limelight. As a small child, she played on the sets at M-G-M studios where her parents ruled the musical roost.
“They were both wonderful to me,” said Minnelli, who in 1960 gave up dreams of being a professional ice skater and realized she wanted to be a live stage performer.
Even though her mother was one of the world’s greatest concert performers of the 1950s and ‘60s, Minnelli says that as a girl she rarely paid attention to the stage.
“I grew up in Hollywood,” she says. “They were all making movies at that time. When I was growing up, I didn’t realize that performing live could be that interesting and wonderful. When I saw Bye Bye Birdie on Broadway for the first time, I thought, ‘Oooh, maybe I’d rather do that.’
“The first time I really enjoyed live performance was when I saw Broadway,” she says. “As far as people’s concerts, I was a kid. Frank Sinatra didn’t influence me much.” Many years later, she would headline with Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr. in a worldwidUltimate Event.
judy-lizaIn 1964, 18-year-old Minnelli joined Garland for two concerts at the London Palladium. A year later, Liza won her first Tony Award starring in her first Broadway musical, Flora, the Red Menace, written by Kander & Ebb.
Not counting a cameo at age 3 in Garland’s 1949 musical, In the Good Old Summertime, Minnelli made her movie debut in 1967’s Charlie Bubbles. In 1972, she starred in the film version of Cabaret (winning the Best Actress Oscar) and Liza With a “Z”: A Concert for Television that brought her the Emmy.
Minnelli, who’s been married four times and repeatedly says never again, is recuperating from a broken wrist that nearly sidelined her last October from sister Lorna Luft’s breast cancer fundraiser in New York.
“It’s healed up, it’s great. I’ve got a few pins in there, but it’s great,” says Minnelli, who’s also publicly battled alcoholism; had several worn-out body parts (both hips, one knee) replaced; and recovered 14 years ago in Fort Lauderdale from a near-fatal bout of viral encephalitis. (“Yeah, a lot of fun.”)
These days, Minnelli says, she’s feeling “very, very good.”
She spends much of her time fundraising for breast cancer and AIDS research.
“I lost so many friends to AIDS. And my sister had breast cancer,” she says.
Minnelli says that despite a lifetime in the public eye and after all the illnesses, she won’t consider retiring from live performing.
“Because I like it. I enjoy it,” she says. “It creates, basically, a tremendous gratitude. And then what happens, in trying to connect -- and really connect, not just doing the show, but looking at people and singing to them and seeing if they were affected by any special subject -- I’m very close with the audience. Probably more than anybody else except the stand-up comic, and that I don’t do.”
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Minnelli’s Sunday concert in Fort Lauderdale is dubbed, “Simply Liza.”
“In other words I’m by myself,” she says. “I have 12 musicians. I may tear it down a little bit because I want it to be really intimate. I may go with like seven or six. And of course [pianist/musical director] Billy Stritch. He’s great!”
According to Minnelli, “people are saying that I’m singing better than ever” and she’ll perform “the songs I like and the songs that people have requested.”
“I love songs that have a story. Like little movies,” she says. “I love Aznavour, you know. I’m doing two of his songs. One is You’ve Let Yourself Go, which I did way back. I started with that. It’s funny because I was only 19. He came to see me and he loved it. That’s when I went to France and said, ‘Will you teach me?’ Because I loved what he did. He acted every song.
“The other one I’m singing is a song that he sings about a drag queen -- being a drag queen. I’m a woman being a man playing a drag queen. It seems to go over quite well. He said ‘Are you sure?’ I said, ‘Let me try!’ It’s called What Makes a Man a Man. It's people’s inner feelings that I love, that interest me.” “What they think about and what they don’t talk about sometimes. So I thought this was wonderful because it was written so long ago. Way before an uprising or this or that. Anything. And it was like a terrible secret then. That’s the story of it. It has great pride in it, too.”

Saturday, February 8, 2014

LIZA'S AT THE PALACE (long version, 1:54 HD)

Liza Minnelli - Tony Awards (2009) Wow!

Tickets Now On Sale For Liza Minnelli's SIMPLY LIZA Royal Albert Hall Concert, 7/2

Liza Minnelli will perform SIMPLY LIZA at the Royal Albert Hall on July 2 at 7:30 PM.More information on
Liza Minnelli at the Royal Albert Hall is available at the official site here.Additionally, check out my 2012 InDepth InterView with
Liza Minnelli for much more, available here.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Liza Minnelli Set For SIMPLY LIZA Royal Albert Hall Concert, 7/2 Broadway and Hollywood legend Liza Minnelli performs her new solo concert SIMPLY LIZA at the renown UK venue the Royal Albert Hall this July according to a new listing. The official description of Liza Minnelli in SIMPLY LIZA at the Royal Albert Hall is as follows: "After her critically acclaimed performance in 2011, the legendary Liza Minnelli will return to the Royal Albert Hall in July 2014. Liza Minnelli is one of those handful of entertainers for whom the term 'superstar' can really be used. The uniquely talented singer/actress/dancer has won a stack of international awards, including the Oscar for Best Actress (Cabaret, 1973), a Grammy, a BAFTA, a Golden Globe and numerous Tony Awards."
Liza Minnelli will perform SIMPLY LIZA at the Royal Albert Hall on July 2 at 7:30 PM.
More information on Liza Minnelli at the Royal Albert Hall is available at the official site here.
Additionally, check out my 2012 InDepth InterView with Liza Minnelli for much more, available here.

Liza Minnelli Set for LA Gay & Lesbian Center's CONVERSATIONS WITH COCO, 3/20

For the eighth installment of the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's ongoing series, Conversations With Coco-Miss Coco Peru's series of live, unscripted interviews with celebrated performing artists-the L.A. drag legend welcomes the legendary, quadruple-threat entertainer Miss Liza Minnelli to the Center's Renberg Theatre.
Like her previous get-togethers with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Lainie Kazan, Charles Busch, Lesley Ann Warren, and the late Karen Black and Bea Arthur, Miss Coco has prepared a multi-media presentation featuring highlights of Ms. Minnelli's storied career, as well as ample opportunity for the kind of casual yet in-depth conversation audiences have come to relish at Coco's table.
Blending fascinating discussion, revealing stories and a multi-media survey of her guests' careers, Conversations With Coco have proven to be among the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center's most popular offerings. "In case you don't know," says Miss Coco, "Conversations With Coco is sort of like Inside The Actors Studio, only it's much more fun, and I'm prettier than James Lipton-sort of."
Miss Minnelli will also be making her Disney Hall debut on Tuesday, March 25. The Oscar-Tony-Emmy-Grammy-Golden Globe winner is making a special, one-night-only appearance, and tickets are available at
Conversations With Coco, with special guest Liza Minnelli is set for Thursday, March 20, at 8 p.m. at the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Renberg Theatre (200-seat capacity), The Village at Ed Gould Plaza, 1125 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood (one block east of Highland, just north of Santa Monica Blvd. FREE PARKING). Tickets: $500 VIP: Includes assigned seating and a post-event reception; $250: Early entry preferred seating; $75: General Admission. Tickets available at: or by calling 323-860-7300.
About the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center: The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center provides a broad array of services for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community, welcoming nearly a quarter-million client visits from ethnically diverse youth and adults each year. Through its Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic and on-site pharmacy, the Center offers free and low-cost health, mental health, HIV/AIDS medical care and HIV/STD testing and prevention. The Center also offers legal, social, cultural and educational services, with unique programs for seniors, families and youth, including a 24-bed transitional living program for homeless youth. Information about the Gay & Lesbian Center is available on the Web at

Michele Lee Gets After Show Congratulations from Liza Minnelli, Clive Davis & More!


Monday, February 3, 2014