Liza Minnelli & Chita Rivera to Duet at Kander & Ebb Gala in April
Oscar-winning Hollywood legend Liza Minnelli has signed up to appear at a major charity gala in London on 29 April 2012 to celebrate the work of legendary songwriters Kander & Ebb. The all-star gala at the Victoria Palace Theatre is being produced by veteran promoter and producer Barry Mishon in collaboration with John Kander, and will be in aid of the Ovarian Cancer Action charity.
Also appearing at the gala are Tony award winning Chicago choreographer Ann Reinking, Chita Rivera, Marvin Hamlisch, Janie Dee, Maria Friedman and Billy Stritch.Minnelli is rumoured to have agreed to perform a duet with Chita Rivera at the event.
John Kander and Fred Ebb are two of the most successful musical theatre song writing partnerships of all time, with their work including Cabaret, Chicago, Zorba, The Rink and Kiss of the Spiderwoman. Fred Ebb passed away in 2004.
Musical directors for the event will be Gareth Valentine and Donald Pippin.
Tickets will go on sale soon but a waiting list has been set up at the Victoria Palace Theatre box office, call 0844 248 5000 (Monday to Saturday 10am to 8.30pm).
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