Photo Coverage: Liza with a 'Z' Screening at the Ziegfeld Theatre
Showtime will air the star's Emmy Award-winning concert on April 1st. Fully restored and digitally remastered, the 1972 concert will feature Minnelli (Tony Award-winner for Flora, The Red Menace and The Act, Oscar-winner for Cabaret) performing trademark numbers such as "Ring Them Bells," the title song and several songs from Cabaret as well as standards like "Bye, Bye Blackbird," "Mammy," and "Son of a Preacher Man." "Liza with a 'Z'" netted Emmy Awards for Minnelli (for Best Performance), Bob Fosse (Best Direction and Best Choreography), John Kander and Fred Ebb (Best Music, Lyrics and Special Material) and Outstanding Single Program--Variety and Popular Music. "Liza with a 'Z'" has not been seen on TV since a re-airing in September of 1973; the concert premiered on September 10th, 1972. Producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan (the Chicago film, TV musicals of "Annie," "The Music Man"), as well as Minnelli herself, are responsible for the Showtime deal.
For more information on Minnelli, visit www.limelightonliza.com.
Photos by Walter McBride/Retna Ltd.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Matthew Blank (CEO of Showtime)
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Liza Minnelli and Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Matthew Blank, Liza Minnelli and Michael Bloomberg
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Liza Minnelli and Tony Danza
Liza Minnelli and Peter Lichtenthal
"Liza with a 'Z'" at the Ziegfeld Theatre!