Liza Minnelli Plays Walt Disney Concert Hall Tonight
The legendary Liza Minnelli will perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall tonight, March 25, 2014, making her debut performance at the iconic venue. This special, one-night-only performance features Minnelli and her band performing songs from throughout her groundbreaking career. This performance is part of a short West Coast tour.
Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy, is one of the entertainment world's consummate performers. In film, on stage and in television, she has won critical acclaim, a multitude of fans, and recognition from her peers in show business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word "superstar."?Liza was born on March 12, 1946, in Los Angeles, California, to actress/singer Judy Garland and film director Vincente Minnelli, responsible for such classics as Meet Me in St. Louis and An American in Paris.
Considered one of America's true legends, Liza began her professional career at an early age, 16, in 1963, in an Off-Broadway revival of the musical Best Foot Forward, for which she received rapturous notices and the Theatre World Award, the first among her many show business honors.?She turned to Broadway at age 19, and in 1965 became the youngest woman ever to win a leading actress Tony Award for Flora the Red Menace. Over the years, Liza's other Broadway appearances have been memorable. In 1975, her enormous strength and talent were put to the test when she agreed to replace an ailing Gwen Verdon in the Broadway run of Kander and Ebb's Chicago. With only one-week's rehearsal, and no public announcement, Liza played to sold-out audiences for a period of five weeks. In 1984, Liza reunited with her Chicago co-star Chita Rivera in the Kander and Ebb musical The Rink. The musical garnered Liza a Best Actress Tony nomination. In 1997, Liza took over from an ailing Julie Andrews in Broadway's Victor/Victoria.
Tickets are on sale Sunday, September 15, at 10 a.m. at LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets can also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, call 323.850.2000.
Photo Credit: Walter McBride