Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming to Perform at Crown & Anchor, 8/4
Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming have a lot in common. Not only do both love to act, sing, and perform but they both owe practically their entire careers to the musical "Cabaret." Liza won an Oscar for the 1978 movie version of the musical and Alan won a Tony 20 years later for the 1998 revival at Studio 54 (a place that Liza was more than a little bit familiar with). Now is the first time you get to see the two do songs from the ground-breaking show together!
New York's nightlife impresario, Daniel Nardicio and the Crown & Anchor are bringing both sensational singers to the Paramount stage for the first time ever when the two perform live at the Crown & Anchor on Monday, August 4th. This is a transferral of their two sold-out shows in Fire Island's historic Ice Palace nightclub, a celeb-studded affair that the New York Times called "arguably the biggest cultural event on Fire Island this Summer." Everyone who missed out on the biggest installment of Nardicio's Icon Series will see why the crowds were on their feet after every song and chanting both Liza and Alan's names.
Not only will these incomparable stars be duetting on familiar songs from "Cabaret" but Alan will be performing songs from his album " I Bought a Blue Car Today" as well as a few covers. Liza, of course, will dip into her repertoire of songs that made her famous and songs that she made famous both on screen and at her most recent hit Broadway show Liza's at the Palace. (Maybe this time she'll do "Maybe This Time"?) While both captivate an audience, it's when these two old friends interact together on stage together sharing stories, songs, and quippy banter that the show really comes to life.
Tickets are $185 - $350. To buy tickets, visit www.onlyatthecrown.com.
Seriously, you need to read this to learn who Liza Minnelli is? She has an EGOT for her work on Liza with a Z, Cabaret, and Flora the Red Menace. The daughter of Judy Garland, Minnelli has been an icon since her teens and starred in hit movies like "Arthur" and "New York, New York", which is also one of her signature songs. She had scores of famous friends from Halston to Andy Warhol and has been a fixture of New York's social scene since the '70s. In her later career she's knocking comedic roles in "Sex and the City 2" and "Arrested Development" out of the park. Her engagement at the Crown & Anchor is a rare opportunity to see one of the stage's great legends perform live.
Sure, you can catch Alan Cumming every week on CBS's hit drama "The Good Wife" where he plays legal operative Eli Gold, for which he has been nominated for two Emmys, but you probably know him from just about every movie in the world. He's appeared in a James Bond film and part of the X-Men franchise, not to mention "Burlesque", "Eyes Wide Shut", and even "Romy & Michelle's High School Reunion". He got his start in the theater, performing in "Cabaret", "Threepenny Opera", and "The Seagull". In 2009 he released his first solo album, "I Bought a Blue Car Today". Alan is not content to just perform. He has a best-selling fragrance called Cumming that launched in 2005 and another scent, Second Cumming, that arrived in 2011. He penned the novel "Tommy's Tale" in 2002 and in October published "May the Foreskin Be With You: Why Circumcision Makes No Sense and What You Can Do About It". He lives in New York with his husband. Alan is appearing on Broadway presently in multiple roles in "Macbeth" at the Barrymore theatre.
His parties in the East Village gay scene of the '90s are what brought him initially to the public's attention, but its with his large-scale nightlife events that have really brought him notoriety. Last Summer he launched his annual Icon Series, which brought acts like Liza Minnelli and Alan Cumming, Sandra Bernhard, Margaret Cho, Peaches, and Meow Meow to Fire Island for the first time. He also held a weekly series at cabaret landmark Feinsteins where he brought the downtown world of avante-garde cabaret to a whole new crowd uptown.