Monday, 1 June 2015

Liza Minnelli to play the London Palladium in September

Currently in her sixth decade of performing, Liza Minnelli is set to play an "up-close and personal" show at the London Palladium on Sunday 20th September.

Winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a Grammy, two Golden Globes, an Emmy and a BAFTA, Minnelli remains one of the world’s most consummate performers and beloved entertainers.

An Intimate Evening with Liza Minnelli will see Minnelli interviewed for 90 minutes live on stage talking about her extraordinary career, from growing up in Hollywood to the present day. The evening will end with a few intimate songs from Minnelli, accompanied by her long time musical director and pianist Billy Stritch. There will also be a Q&A session.

Minnelli said: “I’m always so excited to return to Britain, which I’ve considered to be a second home for many years. I have so many friends there and I look forward to being back again for these special intimate evenings. Whenever I do concerts people always say they want to hear about me growing up, being on Broadway, in the movies, the people I’ve met and worked with… so this will give me a chance to share a lot more of those stories. I can’t wait to see you all again!”

An Intimate Evening with Liza Minnelli will be the star's fiftth engagement at the London Palladium – her first was in 1964 when Minnelli and her mother, Judy Garland, sold out two special concerts. Minnelli  also played solo concert runs in 1973, 1978 & 1986. To celebrate this, Minnelli  will be inducted into the London Palladium Hall of Fame - her photo will be hung next to her mother and alongside Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr, Dean Martin and the other American stars that have performed at the venue from the 1950s to the present day.

An Intimate Evening with Liza Minnelli will also be staged in Sheffield at the City Hall on Tuesday 22nd September and at the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow on Thursday 24th September.

Liza Minnelli was born in Los Angeles and made her screen debut as a toddler in the musical In the Good Old Summertime in 1949. One of the world’s best-loved  entertainers, she won Tony awards for Flora, the Red Menace in 1965, Liza at the Winter Garden in 1977, The Act in 1978 and Liza’s at the Palace in 2009. 

Nominated for an Academy Award® for The Sterile Cuckoo in 1969, she went on to win the Best Actress prize for her best-known film, Cabaret (1973), which also won her a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA. She won an Emmy for Liza with a Z (72) and was also the recipient of a Grammy Legend Award in 1990 making her one of the few artists who have won entertainment’s top six awards. Film credits include Charlie Bubbles (67), Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (70), Lucky Lady (75), A Matter of Time (76), New York, New York (77), Arthur (81), Stepping Out (91), and Oh In Ohio (06).

1 comment:

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