Liza Minnelli News

Date of Birth: March 12, 1946 (70)
Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Gender: Female
BWW Review: Starkly Dark and Raw Revival of CABARET Returns Decadently to the PantagesBWW Review: Starkly Dark and Raw Revival of CABARET Returns Decadently to the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jul 21, 2016

Perhaps Kander and Ebb's best musical, apart from Chicago, Cabaret has it all: a fine book, deliciously diverse characters, dynamite music and a subtext that will not quit. The subtext being: either compromise or get out if you value your life, the latter, to be sure, the wiser. This is Berlin, circa 1929/30, before Hitler, just as Nazi pressure hits the fan. Now a national tour based on Roundabout Theatre's 2013 revival docks at the Pantages for a mere 3 weeks with a glorious cast headed by Randy Harrison in a big, broad and devilishly fun performance as the Emcee. (more...)

Liza Minnelli's TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON to Debut on Blu-rayLiza Minnelli's TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME, JUNIE MOON to Debut on Blu-ray
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Olive Films, a boutique theatrical and home entertainment distribution label dedicated to bringing independent, foreign, and classic films to DVD and Blu-ray, has just announced that August 16th will be the Blu-ray debut of Liza Minnelli's Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970). (more...)

THE PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND Coming to Bridge Street Theatre This AugustTHE PROPERTY KNOWN AS GARLAND Coming to Bridge Street Theatre This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Her talent is legendary, her true story electrifying. The iconic Judy Garland comes to vivid dramatic life in Billy Van Zandt's 'The Property Known as Garland', slated for performance at the Bridge Street Theatre Speakeasy, 44 West Bridge Street in Catskill, Fridays through Sundays from August 19th until the 28th. (more...)

35th Anniversary of Tremaine Dance Heads to NYC This Month35th Anniversary of Tremaine Dance Heads to NYC This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The 35th anniversary of the largest touring dance conventions arrives in town, led by the legendary Joe Tremaine, a testament to all that dance gives our society. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release PartyRobert Cuccioli & More Set for York Theatre Company's ROTHSCHILD & SONS Cast Album Release Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Robert Cuccioli and Glory Crampton will reunite at a special gathering for the official release of the new cast recording of the York Theatre Company production of Jerry Bock, Sheldon Harnick, and Sherman Yellen's musical Rothschild & Sons on Monday, July 25 at 6:00pm at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Theatre, TV Legend Nancy DussaultExclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Theatre, TV Legend Nancy Dussault
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2016

Audiences across America remember Nancy Dussault as Ted Knight's wife in TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, Alan Arkin's wife in THE IN-LAWS, and as the original host of GOOD MORNING AMERICA. But before Nancy became a television and movie legend, she was heralded for her Broadway performances in DO-RE-MI, BAJOUR, and countless others! (more...)

Nicholas Payton's Afro-Caribbean Mixtape and More Coming Up This Month at BirdlandNicholas Payton's Afro-Caribbean Mixtape and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for July 25-31, including Nicholas Payton's New Afro-Caribbean Mixtape, Lesli Margherita, Bob Corwin and Rose Kingsley Celebrate Johnny Mercer, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

MenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 ExtravaganzaMenAlive Chorus to Close 15th Season with B'WAY@15 Extravaganza
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Under the direction of Artistic Director Bob Gunn, MenAlive -- now celebrating 15 seasons as Orange County's first and only Gay Men's Chorus -- will present a spectacular song-and-dance extravaganza showcasing some of Broadway's best musicals of the past 15 years... the very same time frame (from 2001 to 2016) of MenAlive's very existence. (more...)

Castle Craig Players to Present CABARET, 7/29-8/7Castle Craig Players to Present CABARET, 7/29-8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

'Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!' Take your seat as the Castle Craig Players present CABARET, the seductive, politically charged and daring Tony Award-winning musical for two weeks only - July 29-August 7! (more...)

Don't Tell Mama to Host BROADWAY BOOZY BRUNCH SundaysDon't Tell Mama to Host BROADWAY BOOZY BRUNCH Sundays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, will be serving up special Broadway Boozy Brunches every Sunday starting July 10th! (more...)

BWW Review: Lorna Luft Celebrates Gay Pride and Mom Judy Garland Through Jubilant and Poignant Standards at Feinstein's/54 BelowBWW Review: Lorna Luft Celebrates Gay Pride and Mom Judy Garland Through Jubilant and Poignant Standards at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Alter Mink - Jul 4, 2016

When preparing to watch Lorna Luft perform in concert, it is impossible not to feel nostalgic about her late mother, the legendary Judy Garland. Perhaps no one is more aware of this conundrum than Luft herself. And yet, at her return engagement to Feinstein's/54 Below on June 22 (the opening of a three-show run) performing a show celebrating Gay Pride Month, Luft managed to pay homage to both her mother's influence on herself as well as her enduring cultural impact, while also reminding audiences why she's had staying power in this industry in her own right. And yes, there was a juicy Judy story or two. (more...)

BWW Interview: CEO Griff O'Neil Discusses WCOPA Championships Set to Open in LONG BEACH JULY 8BWW Interview: CEO Griff O'Neil Discusses WCOPA Championships Set to Open in LONG BEACH JULY 8
by Don Grigware - Jul 1, 2016

Singers, dancers, actors, models and instrumentalists will compete at the 20th Annual World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) July 8 - 17, 2016 in Long Beach, California. This international meet is often cited as the official 'Talent Olympics' for performers and is the only event of its kind! (more...)

Salty Brine to Premiere New Cabaret Inspired by Modest Mouse at The Red RoomSalty Brine to Premiere New Cabaret Inspired by Modest Mouse at The Red Room
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Salty Brine announces the premiere of a new cabaret, Good News, or Harry the Dog, as the latest installment in his series, Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret. Salty Brine's Spectacular Living Record Collection Cabaret, which performs every Wednesday as part of Brine's residency at The Red Room (85 E. 4th St.), explores a different iconic album each month in a live cabaret setting. (more...)

NY Public Library's Information Assistant Michael T. Hearn on A Brief History Of SHE LOVES MENY Public Library's Information Assistant Michael T. Hearn on A Brief History Of SHE LOVES ME
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jun 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Michael T. Hearn, Information Assistant, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on: A Brief History Of She Loves Me. (more...)

Jim Caruso, Billy Stritch & More Set for First Dallas Cabaret FestivalJim Caruso, Billy Stritch & More Set for First Dallas Cabaret Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Denise Lee Onstage and Fair Park Dallas have set the stage for the first-ever Dallas Cabaret Festival, July 28-30, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?- Watch Episode 4BWW TV Exclusive: SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?- Watch Episode 4
by So Ya Wanna Be a Broadway Star - Jun 22, 2016

'SO YA WANNA BE A BROADWAY STAR?' is an awesomely awkward comedic satire that follows Micki Manuel Minnelli ( Jamison Daniels), an overnight YouTube Celebrity searching for Broadway stardom wherever he can find it. A German documentary team follows him around on his daily journey with his fan-girl/make-up artist Sandy ( Patricia McCarthy) forever by his side. Will Micki become famous or infamous - and does he even know the difference? (more...)

Celebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZCelebration Theatre Extends THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex and Bruce W. Zisterer in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, and thrilled to announce that their critically-acclaimed (LA Times Critic's Choice) Smash-Hit, West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd is EXTENDING through SUNDAY, JULY 31 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Judy Garland Talk & Concert Set for Northeast Harbor Library, 6/29Judy Garland Talk & Concert Set for Northeast Harbor Library, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Award-winning music producer, critic and translator Lawrence Schulman will give a talk on Judy Garland, entitled 'Moments of Magic,' at the Northeast Harbor Library (Maine) on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 5 P.M. Admission is free. The one-and-a-quarter hour talk will examine Judy Garland's life and career, and feature nine audio-video clips, to be followed by a question and answer. Schulman will endeavor to answer the question: 'If I had just one hour to convince you of Judy Garland's place in classic American popular music, what film and television performances would I choose?' The talk will be followed by a mini-concert of songs Garland sang by famed jazz vocalist Diane Linscott and the equally renowned pianist Scott Cleveland. (more...)

BWW TV: Liza Minnelli Returns to the Stage in Performance Alongside Michael FeinsteinBWW TV: Liza Minnelli Returns to the Stage in Performance Alongside Michael Feinstein
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2016

Liza Minnelli returned to the stage last week, Thursday, June 9 alongside her friend Michael Feinstein at The Library at the Public in New York City. She sang four songs including Cabaret, Maybe This Time and New York, New York. Check out a video of her appearance below! (more...)

The Diva Returns in LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) at London WondergroundThe Diva Returns in LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN) at London Wonderground
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

After wowing audiences in Liza (on an E) in 2013, Trevor Ashley is bringing everyone's favourite diva back to London in a brand new show LIZA'S BACK! (IS BROKEN), playing at the London Wonderground at the Southbank Centre for three performances only from Wednesday 31 August to Saturday 3 September 2016. (more...)

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