Liza Minelli News

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish Picture Book of John Lennon's IMAGINEHoughton Mifflin Harcourt to Publish Picture Book of John Lennon's IMAGINE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

BOSTON, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has acquired Imagine, a picture book featuring the lyrics of John Lennon's iconic song and illustrated by the award-winning artist Jean Jullien. The book follows a young pigeon on a journey to spread a message of peace and tolerance and will be published in partnership with Amnesty International, the human rights organization, which has more than eight million supporters worldwide. Amnesty will receive a portion of the proceeds from every copy of the book sold. (more...)

MTH Theater Presents CABARETMTH Theater Presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Set in Berlin in 1931, this landmark musical is about the dark and sexually charged haven of decadence that was Weimar Germany before the rise of fascism.† (more...)

MTH Theater Brings the Kit-Kat Klub to Kansas City with CABARETMTH Theater Brings the Kit-Kat Klub to Kansas City with CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

'What†good is sitting alone in your room, come hear the music play!" (more...)

Theatre Vets to Hit the Stage for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL Charity EventTheatre Vets to Hit the Stage for ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL Charity Event
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

The Path Fund Inc.†has†announced the stellar line up of rockers set to perform at the 23rd Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street) at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: TUDO E JAZZ (And the World Goes 'Round) Pays Tribute To The Great Kander & Ebb MusicalsBWW Review: TUDO E JAZZ (And the World Goes 'Round) Pays Tribute To The Great Kander & Ebb Musicals
by Claudio Erlichman - Oct 13, 2016

Tudo E Jazz - Um Tributo Musical a Kander & Ebb (And the World Goes 'Round - the Songs of Kander & Ebb) debuts at Sao Paulo stage. The show, which brings together renowned names in the cast, is a tribute to the great musicals of the duo John Kander & Fred Ebb, successful Broadway composers, responsible for creating Chicago, Cabaret, Kiss of the Spider Woman, and the great musical hit 'New York, New York', immortalized in the voices of Liza Minelli and Frank Sinatra. (more...)

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...)

BWW Previews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY at the Brighton ArmoryBWW Previews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY at the Brighton Armory
by Chris Arneson - Jul 13, 2016

The Platte Valley Players of Brighton, Colorado are presenting the wild and raucous musical revue Forbidden Broadway: Greatest Hits Volume 1 by Gerard Alessandrini at The Armory Performing Arts Center in Brighton, Colorado, July 15, 16, 22 and 23 (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...)

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