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Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night

Liza's at the Palace...! ended her extented run yesterday, January 4th, 2009.

Produced by John Scher/Metropolitan Talent Presents & Jubilee Time Productions the show was directed and choreographed by Ron Lewis. Gary Labriola served as Executive Producer.

Along with a twelve-man orchestra led by conductor/drummer Michael Berkowitz and pianist/musical supervisor Billy Stritch, "Liza's At The Palace.... highlighted many of Liza's showstoppers such as "Cabaret," "Maybe This Time," and "New York New York" - all written especially for her by the legendary Broadway song writing partnership of John Kanderand Fred Ebb. For the first time onstage, Liza payed an affectionate salute to her godmother, the late Kay Thompsonwho was a legendary performer ("Think Pink!" from "Funny Face"), author ("Eloise at the Plaza") as well a gifted vocal arranger and Music Director/vocal coach at MGM Studios who worked with stars such as Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra andLena Horne.

Accompanying her onstage was Johnny Rodgers, Cortes Alexander, Jim Caruso and Tiger Martina. The concert performance was scripted by Liza and Tony Award-winnerDavid Zippel, and was full of personal stories, anecdotes and heartfelt reminiscences embraced in a theatrical setting featuring scenery by Ray Klausen, costumes by Halston, lighting by Matt Berman and sound by Matt Kraus.

Photos by Linda Lenzi

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Johnny Rodgers, Liza Minnelli, Cortes Alexander and Jim Caruso

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Tiger Martina, Johnny Rodgers, Liza Minnelli, Cortes Alexander and Jim Caruso

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Tiger Martina, Johnny Rodgers, Liza Minnelli, Cortes Alexander and Jim Caruso

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Billy Stritch and Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Billy Stritch and Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Billy Stritch and Liza Minnelli take a bow with the band!

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli and her musical men!

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Billy Stritch and Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Cortes Alexander and Jim Carsuo

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Billy Stritch and Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Billy Stritch and Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Billy Stritch and Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Billy Stritch and Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli and Ron Lewis

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli and Ron Lewis

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli and Ron Lewis

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Liza Minnelli and Ron Lewis

Photos: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! The Closing Night
Ron Lewis and Liza Minnelli strike that final pose!


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