Broadway, Hollywood and Television Entertainer Lorna Luft Performs At The Rrazz Room August 25-30
Singer, actor, producer, author and all around entertainer, Lorna Luft , comes to The Rrazz Room at The Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason, San Francisco CA. for six shows of "An Intimate Evening with Lorna Luft," Aug 25-30. Performances are at 8 PM with the Sunday Aug 30 show at 7 PM. Tickets are $45-$50, and can be purchased at www.therrazzroom.com or directly through ticketweb.com or at 866 468 3399.
A celebrated, stage, film and television actress, best selling author, recording artist and Emmy nominated producer, Lorna continues to triumph in every medium. Born to legendary entertainer Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, music and entertainment was an integral part of her childhood. At age 11 she made her television debut singing on her mother's series, The Judy Garland Show. At 16, she shared the bill with her mom on Broadway in a month long concert engagement.
By 19, Lorna was starring on Broadway in Neil Simon's hit musical Promises, Promises. She continued on the NY stage as "Peppermint Patty" in the musical Snoopy and then took a dramatic turn alongside Farrah Fawcett in Extremities. In addition to regional theatre productions of Grease, Carnival, Little Shop of Horrors, The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Girl Crazy, Mame and Gypsy, she starred in national tours of They're Playing Our Song and Guys & Dolls. She toured the UK in the acclaimed musical revues Hollywood & Broadway and The Magical World of Musicals. Following the West End debut of her one woman show Songs My Mother Taught Me, she starred in the blockbuster UK premiere production of Irving Berlin's White Christmas: The Musical. .
In 2007 Lorna joined Alan Cumming and Margaret Cho as part of the talented voice cast of Logo Network's new animated series Rick & Steve. A UK television favorite, she frequently appears as a guest and sometime co-host on ITV's popular Loose Women. In the US she's appeared on virtually every talk and variety program and has had featured roles on episodic series including Murder She Wrote, The Nanny, and was a series regular on the CBS drama Trapper John M.D. She joined her sister, Liza Minnelli, in a duet on The Tony Awards and was a featured performer on PBS's Jerry Herman's Broadway at the Bowl.
In 1998 Lorna added a new dimension to her multi-faceted career, best-selling author, with her critically acclaimed memoir -- Me and My Shadows. It was broadcast as a 4 hour miniseries starring Judy Davis in Feb. 2001. Lorna served as Co-Executive Producer on Life with Judy Garland: Me & My Shadows which won 5 Emmy Awards.
One of her most ambitious projects to date is the highly acclaimed multi-media production Songs My Mother Taught Me--A Celebration of the Music of Judy Garland. This theatrical extravaganza melds one of the world‘s most familiar songbooks with personal memories of a loving daughter. Songs My Mother Taught Me, which Variety called "a rousing, dramatically riveting musical event," was awarded two Los Angeles Theatre Alliance Ovation Awards (Best World Premiere Musical & Best Musical Direction.) The LA Times called her performance "heart-stopping and thrilling... an incandescent revelation not to be missed."