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Liberace - Live From Heaven

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Liberace - Live From Heaven#1
Posted: 7/20/09 at 9:40am
Liberace - Live From Heaven
'The Worlds Most Outrageous Showman' is how ultra flamboyant pianist Liberace was billed when ever he played round the world.
His stage shows feature incredibly grand sets that culminated in a grande finale with the entire stage turning into a vast pool with stunning 50ft fountains billed as The Waltzing Waters'!
He usually had a grand entrance prepared for each production. When I saw his last London show at the London Palladium in 1978 a gold platted Rolls Royce was driven onto the stage and went around on the famous Palladium revolve. Everyone was expecting him to step out of the car but no, after a few moments he was flown in from the flies wearing a huge fur coat worth $2M in 1978!
Liberace - Live From Heaven
Liberace - Live From Heaven
One of the famous flying coats!

Liberace - Live From Heaven

Liberace - Live From Heaven

The over the top Liberace and one of his Vegas entrances.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dioRwB4RvrQ



Forward to 2009.....

After a successful season at the Jermyn St Theatre 2 years ago with 'Liberace's Suite', Liberace returns to London once more.
Well, Liberace died in 1987 so Britain's answer to him, Bobby Crush, is bringing him to Leicester Square this winter.

'Liberce- Live From Heaven' opens at the new Leicester Square Theatre on October 13th for a short season.
Im not sure how the Vegas style sets will be recreated for a 60 seat fringe venue- but we can at least guarantee that we'll get an outrageously over the top performance from Mr Crush.

Bobby Crush as Liberace
Liberace - Live From Heaven
Liberace - Live From Heaven

Updated On: 7/20/09 at 09:40 AM
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re: Liberace - Live From Heaven#2
Posted: 7/20/09 at 10:01am
Mama, do you specialize in bringing us photos of appalling wig lines?

I worked at a venue where Rocky Horror passed through with Bobby Crush many years ago. He was awesome, and I have had the highest respect for him ever since.
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re: Liberace - Live From Heaven#2
Posted: 7/20/09 at 2:11pm
Cheap lace dear!
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re: Liberace - Live From Heaven#3
Posted: 7/21/09 at 9:19am
Is there a story to this show, or is it just an impersonation?
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re: Liberace - Live From Heaven#4
Posted: 7/22/09 at 11:42pm
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re: Liberace - Live From Heaven#5
Posted: 7/26/09 at 6:20pm
'Liberace -Live From Heaven', starring pianist Bobby Crush, will open in the 65 seat basement of the Leicester Square Theatre on 15 Oct 2009, following previews from 13 Oct - running to 8 Nov 2009.

It is written and directed by Julian Woolford.

February 4, 1987: Liberace, Mr Showmanship, arrives at the Pearly Gates. Will Saint Peter and the angels let him in or damn him to hell? Tonight Liberace plays for his life... his eternal life!

Bobby Crush stars as Liberace in a high-camp show with, of course, heavenly piano playing.

Bobby Crush has had a 35-year career as a pianist, songwriter, broadcaster, actor and TV presenter. He became a UK household name when he won Hughie Green's ITV talent show, "Opportunity Knocks", for six consecutive weeks in the early 1970.
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re: Liberace - Live From Heaven#6
Posted: 7/27/09 at 9:53pm
This is the role that Bobby Crush was born to play (he can borrow some of my outfits if he likes)!

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