Liza Minnelli Visits 'BRIDGES' Stars Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale
On May 1, star of stage and screen, the legendary Liza Minnelli stopped by a performance of The Bridges of Madison County, the new Broadway musical by Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning team Jason Robert Brown and Marsha Norman, starring five-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O'Hara, and and 2014 Drama Desk nominee Steven Pasquale
Minnelli posted a backstage photo on her official Facebook page, featuring stars O'Hara and Pasquale along with the caption, "Last night I went to see The Bridges of Madison County Musical which was absolutely terrific. I couldn't wait to go backstage afterwards and tell the cast how much I loved it."
One of the world's best-loved entertainers, Minnelli won Tony awards for Flora, the Red Menace in 1965 and The Act in 1978, along with a third for Best Personal Achievement, resulting from her 1974 engagement at the Winter Garden Theatre. Nominated for an Academy Award for The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), she won the best actress prize for her best-known film, Cabaret (1972), which also won her a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA. She won an Emmy for Liza with a 'Z' (1972) and was also the recipient of a Grammy Legend Award in 1989, making her one of the few artists who have won entertainment's top six awards.
Film credits include Charlie Bubbles (1968), Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970), Lucky Lady (1975), A Matter of Time (1976), New York, New York (1977), Arthur (1981) Stepping Out (1991), and The Oh In Ohio (2006). Liza recently attracted an entirely new generation of fans with her acclaimed turn as "Lucille 2" on the Emmy-winning Best Comedy Arrested Development, and for her appearance on the chart-topping album The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance.
The Bridges of Madison County has been nominated for two Outer Critic Circle Awards, nine Drama Desk Awards including Best New Musical, and four Tony Awards including Best Actress (Kelli O'Hara), Best Original Score (Jason Robert Brown), Best Orchestrations (Jason Robert Brown), andBest Lighting Design of a Musical (Donald Holder).
The Bridges of Madison County is based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller.
The design team includes Michael Yeargan (scenic design), Catherine Zuber(costume design), Donald Holder (lighting design), and Jon Weston (sound design). Casting was by Telsey + Company, Abbie Brady-Dalton, CSA.
Photo credit: Angela LaGreca