Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!

DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/17/13 at 06:58pm
It is time.
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CurtainPullDowner
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/04
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/17/13 at 07:09pm
Yes!
jv92
Broadway Legend
joined:11/4/05
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/17/13 at 07:15pm
I submitted a recommendation for Stritch first. Next, Liza!

theaternut
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/03
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/17/13 at 07:34pm
Strich and Channing have really done nothing amazing culturally. They are well respected and loved but that is about it. Liza is more deserving. She has well cemented her place in pop culture, the arts, as well as the fight against aids.
broadwaybabywannabe2
Featured Actor
joined:11/9/11
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/17/13 at 09:06pm
CONGRATS LIZA!...this will be a must see TV EVENT...
GavestonPS
Broadway Legend
joined:6/10/12
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/17/13 at 09:10pm
Good for her.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 12:25am
Well if it happens. I did not mean to imply that I know anything. I am just putting it out there that it is time.

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Updated On: 5/18/13 at 12:25 AM
John Adams
Broadway Star
joined:4/1/13
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 12:36am
>> "Well if it happens. I did not mean to imply that I know anything. I am just putting it out there that it is time."

..and this is a perfect example of my "queer" sensibility for humor.

The irony that "DAME" in the Spanish language is the English equivalent of "GIMME" is not lost on me in this singular, example post...

Even if nobody else gets it, I LOVE it!

...because Broadway Cares
Updated On: 5/18/13 at 12:36 AM
all that jazz
Broadway Legend
joined:4/5/12
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 01:16am
It seems absurd to me that she hasn't been honored yet.
A Director
Broadway Star
joined:12/18/07
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 02:49am
Why should the Kennedy Center honor Liza? Her career has been uneven and her time has come and been long gone. Her last major movie was New York, New York in 1977.
The last time she originated a role on Broadway was in The Rink in 1984. A Kennedy Center Honor should not be given for survival.
FindingNamo
Broadway Legend
joined:7/22/03
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 03:35am
But what if survival is your whole entire thing? What if that is your act?
'Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.' -- RW Emerson
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 08:49am
Her last major movie was New York, New York in 1977.

You forget a tiny little monster hit called "Arthur."

You also seem to think that these honors are only given at the peak of someone's career.

You also seem to think that originating roles on Broadway or in movies is the only criteria by which she should be judged. Not concerts or one-woman shows or anything else.

Do you even watch the ceremony on TV? Have you seen the other people honored for their bodies of work?
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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PalJoey
Broadway Legend
joined:3/11/04
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 09:22am
Honor should not be given for survival.

Shouldn't it?
yr pal,
joey




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all that jazz
Broadway Legend
joined:4/5/12
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 10:12am
IMO, she is way more deserving than Barbra Cook. She and Chita should've been honored years ago.
A Director
Broadway Star
joined:12/18/07
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 12:54pm
Compared to past winners of the Kennedy Center Honors, Liza's body of work is thin. She hasn't grown as an artist. Most of her act was frozen years ago.
A Director
Broadway Star
joined:12/18/07
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 12:57pm
ATJ -

Chita Rivera was awarded a Kennedy Center Honor is 2002.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 01:02pm
Chita WAS honored a few years ago.

@A Director; I don't know how to respond to you .. since you are so wrong and misinformed. A little googling might help you. Just to touch on her career.. you skipped on Stepping Out, Arrested Development, Liza's At The Palace ( just to name a few) , and all her tours,, which are still going on as of last weekend. Not only that.. but her charity work and her true love and encouragement of the performer make her so special. And your comment of " A Kennedy Center Honor should not be given for survival."... REALLY? I think you just commented to stir the pot.
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CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 01:42pm
IMO, she is way more deserving than Barbra Cook.

You should be punched repeatedly for that statement.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 01:44pm
I agree with you Carlos. Those comparisons are so silly.
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lovebwy
Broadway Star
joined:4/22/12
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 01:54pm
I would hope La LuPone would get it before Lisa Minnelli. Just my own opinion.
somethingbypuccini 2
Stand-by
joined:5/12/13
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 03:01pm
Liza being a Kennedy Center honoree is everything I could hope for. She really is the perfect example of what I would hope an honoree to be. She has such a varied career, she's iconic, and she just seems like such a wonderful person and supporter of the arts.
all that jazz
Broadway Legend
joined:4/5/12
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 04:31pm
Thanks Dame and A director, I was under the impression she hadn't, I already found the clip.

I'm not saying Barbara is undeserving, I just think she hasn't contributed as much as Liza has to culture and arts. Barbra of course is insanely talented as well.

The mere fact of stepping out of her mother's iconic shadow deserves recognition. She has been able to successfully crossover between Broadway, Hollywood and even Pop and to this day remains a global icon.
Wilmingtom
Broadway Star
joined:7/18/11
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/18/13 at 05:41pm
And, in its way, it would be honoring an American showbiz dynasty. Not that that's the purpose of the honor but just saying it has some added resonance.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/20/13 at 02:17pm
Just a few more days to enter your suggestion.
http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/specialevents/honors/
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ILuv2shop531
Broadway Star
joined:7/12/07
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/20/13 at 02:21pm
I submitted for Stephen Schwartz, I think it's about time.
DAME
Broadway Legend
joined:4/15/04
Kennedy Center Honor for Liza!
Posted: 5/20/13 at 02:24pm
I think you should submit for whomever you like. It is not a popularity contest. They look at the submissions but create their own list to consider from. I would love to see Liza get one... and now that Chita is on the committee I think there is a better chance of that happening.

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Updated On: 5/20/13 at 02:24 PM

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