Liza Minelli News

Judy Garland and Liza Minelli Return in Nancy Hays and Michelle Lauto's TributeJudy Garland and Liza Minelli Return in Nancy Hays and Michelle Lauto's Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

After two sold-out performances earlier this year, Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli) are bringing "JUDY & LIZA - ONCE IN A LIFETIME" back to the Uptown Underground on Sunday, October 9th at 7 p.m., in an expanded version with even more songs. This cabaret show is a re-creation of the famed concert presented by the legendary mother-daughter duo of Judy Garland and an 18-year-old Liza Minnelli in 1964 at the London Palladium. This tribute features the classic songs, costumes, dialogue and dance steps to help the audience re-live the historic occasion, with solos like "The Man That Got Away", "Just in Time" and "Gypsy in My Soul" and duets like "Chicago" and "Get Happy/Happy Days", backed by a jazz combo with orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (music director and pianist). (more...)


by Jade Kops - Sep 12, 2016

Multi award winning Trevor Ashley, one of the busiest men in Australian musical theatre and cabaret returns to Sydney with his fabulously irreverent homage to Liza Minnelli with LIZA'S BACK (IS BROKEN).  Capturing Ms Minnelli's iconic voice and mannerisms, the audience is given an insight into how the "girl with an interesting face" would have presented some of musical theatre's greatest roles, had she not turned them down.  (more...)

BWW REVIEW:  The Indomitable Trevor Ashley Gives Sydney A New Look At His Famous Alter Ego In LIZA'S BACK (IS BROKEN)BWW REVIEW: The Indomitable Trevor Ashley Gives Sydney A New Look At His Famous Alter Ego In LIZA'S BACK (IS BROKEN)
by Jade Kops - Sep 10, 2016

Multi award winning Trevor Ashley, one of the busiest men in Australian musical theatre and cabaret returns to Sydney with his fabulously irreverent homage to Liza Minnelli with LIZA'S BACK (IS BROKEN). (more...)

BWW Interview: The Original Tom Jones Still Improving on His THE FANTASTICKS 50+ Years LaterBWW Interview: The Original Tom Jones Still Improving on His THE FANTASTICKS 50+ Years Later
by Gil Kaan - Sep 7, 2016

The latest production of the classic THE FANTASTICKS arrived at The Pasadena Playhouse September 6, 2016, directed by Seema Sueko. With the book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, THE FANTASTICKS was awarded the Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre in 1991, in its 33rd year of its 42-year Off-Broadway run (17,162 performances!). (more...)

Carmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The WallisCarmen Cusack and John Lloyd Young Join The Cast of FOR THE RECORD: SCORSESE at The Wallis
by Nora Dominick - Aug 26, 2016

Revolutionizing the live musical theater experience, the acclaimed company For The Record makes its triumphant return to Los Angeles in a new production, For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem. This new show will bring the legendary filmmaker's soundtracks to life in a new generation cabaret from September 21 through October 16 at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. For The Record: Scorsese - American Crime Requiem is co-produced by The Wallis and Ad Astra Live, and is made possible by the generous support of David C. Bohnett. (more...)


by Maeve Riley - Aug 26, 2016

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Fiona Davis Launches First Novel, THE DOLLHOUSEFiona Davis Launches First Novel, THE DOLLHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

THE DOLLHOUSE tells the dual storylines of two women who, decades apart, are enthralled by the allure of the real-life Barbizon Hotel for Women, which, from 1927 to 1981, was an exclusive residence for young, single women who wanted to make it in the big city, including Liza Minelli, Grace Kelly, Joan Crawford, Joan Didion, and Sylvia Plath.  (more...)

Josh Prince, Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro Kick Off Broadway Dance Lab Cycle 4 TodayJosh Prince, Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro Kick Off Broadway Dance Lab Cycle 4 Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway Dance Lab (BDL), a choreography incubator supporting new works of dance-driven theatre, has announced that Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro, JoAnn M. Hunter, Rosie Herrera, Al Blackstone, and Denzel Taylor will join Artistic Director Josh Prince as choreographers for Cycle 4. (more...)

Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas to End Run September 30thSteve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas to End Run September 30th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

According to the Las Vegas Sun, 'Steve Wynn's Showstoppers has abruptly set a closing date of Sept. 30. (more...)

Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas Adds New Numbers to Musical CatalogueSteve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas Adds New Numbers to Musical Catalogue
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Steve Wynn's ShowStoppers at Wynn Las Vegas, named "Best Musical Production Show" by the Southern Nevada Concierge Association, recently unveiled two new numbers as part of the uplifting musical repertoire. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Gala with Jeff Daniels, Kate Mulgrew & MorePhoto Flash: Inside 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Gala with Jeff Daniels, Kate Mulgrew & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting hosted the 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala last night at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. The event honored actor Jeff Daniels, the late director Nancy Malone, real estate developer Sharif El-Gamal and New York City Department of Correction Deputy Commissioner of Youthful Offender and Young Adult Programming Winette Jackson. (more...)

Jeff Daniels, Nancy Malone, Sharif El-Gamal and Winette Jackson Honored at 11th Annual Stella by Starlight GalaJeff Daniels, Nancy Malone, Sharif El-Gamal and Winette Jackson Honored at 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Gala
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting will host the 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala on June 13 at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. This year's honorees include actor Jeff Daniels(Group Theater Award), the late director Nancy Malone (The Stella Adler Leading Lady Award), real estate developerSharif El-Gamal (Stella Adler Corporate Award) and New York City Department of Correction Deputy Commissioner of Youthful Offender and Young Adult Programming Winette Jackson (Harold Clurman Spirit Award).  (more...)

Jeff Daniels, Sharif El-Gamal, Nancy Malone & Winette Jackson to be Honored at 2016 Stella by Starlight GalaJeff Daniels, Sharif El-Gamal, Nancy Malone & Winette Jackson to be Honored at 2016 Stella by Starlight Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The Stella Adler Studio of Acting announced today that the 11th Annual Stella by Starlight Benefit Gala will be held on June 13 at The Prince George Ballroom in New York City. This year's honorees include actor Jeff Daniels (Group Theater Award), the late director Nancy Malone (The Stella Adler Leading Lady Award), real estate developer Sharif El-Gamal (Stella Adler Corporate Award) and New York City Department of Correction Deputy Commissioner of Youthful Offender and Young Adult Programming Winette Jackson (Harold Clurman Spirit Award). (more...)

BWW Review: Blank Canvas's THE WILD PARTY, Not a Musical for EveryoneBWW Review: Blank Canvas's THE WILD PARTY, Not a Musical for Everyone
by Roy Berko - May 24, 2016

THE WILD PARTY is a musical by Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe based on the same poem. (more...)

Judy Garland Will Return to the Stage Via Hologram!Judy Garland Will Return to the Stage Via Hologram!
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Hologram USA and Royal Rainbow Productions announced the launch of a touring stage show featuring Judy Garland faithfully recreated and singing her most famous songs. (more...)

BWW Review: Roundhouse CABARET Packs An Outsized WallopBWW Review: Roundhouse CABARET Packs An Outsized Wallop
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 27, 2016

This Sally (Andrea Goss) is definitely British, definitely a waif and of limited talent, and has her eyes wide open to the hell her generation of revelers is headed toward in a handcart. Her biggest number, Cabaret, is delivered as nearly a de profundis, a wail of a trauma victim. (more...)

BWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: HANS AND WILLSY: TWINS Is Filled With Wit As Sparkling And Bright As Their SequinsBWW Review: ADELAIDE FRINGE 2016: HANS AND WILLSY: TWINS Is Filled With Wit As Sparkling And Bright As Their Sequins
by Barry Lenny - Feb 20, 2016

Both Anne Wills and Hans are consummate professionals. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell Co-Chair Broadway Dance Lab's 2015 Fundraiser TonightDonna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell Co-Chair Broadway Dance Lab's 2015 Fundraiser Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Luminaries of the Great White Way Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell will serve as the co-chairs for Broadway Dance Lab (BDL)'s major fall fundraiser at the historic Judson Church, downtown Manhattan tonight, Nov. 17 at 7pm. (more...)

Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell to Co-Chair Broadway Dance Lab's 2015 FundraiserDonna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell to Co-Chair Broadway Dance Lab's 2015 Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that luminaries of the Great White Way Donna McKechnie and Jerry Mitchell will serve as the co-chairs for Broadway Dance Lab (BDL)'s major fall fundraiser, to be held at the historic Judson Church, downtown Manhattan on Nov. 17 at 7pm. BDL is a choreography incubator founded by choreographer Josh Prince (BEAUTIFUL, SHREK). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Travel Back in Time to WEST SIDE STORY in Chita Rivera's PBS Special; Airs 11/6!BWW TV Exclusive: Travel Back in Time to WEST SIDE STORY in Chita Rivera's PBS Special; Airs 11/6!
by Stage Tube - Nov 2, 2015

The dynamic Broadway singer, dancer, and actress Chita Rivera has created the iconic roles Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, and Velma in Chicago - to name a few memorable characters. The legend has been lighting up Broadway and international stages for over 70 years. In this special that includes archival footage and new concert performances, her co-stars and collaborators Dick Van Dyke, John Kander, Carol Lawrence, Ben Vereen, and other luminaries pay tribute. Below, we are excited to give you a special sneak peek of the special, which highlights her time in WEST SIDE STORY. (more...)

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