(Gordon Cox's article appeared in Variety, September 17.  Thanks to Billy Stritch for the heads up.)

Liza's 'Palace' to get TV reprise

Tony-winning production to be filmed in Vegas

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are among the exec producers of a filmed version of Liza Minnelli's recent Broadway show, "Liza's at the Palace," to be aired on public television later this year.

"Liza's at the Palace," which played Broadway last December and picked up a Tony for special theatrical event, will be filmed during reprise performances set for Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 in Las Vegas at the Hollywood Theater in the MGM Grand.

Matthew Diamond ("So You Think You Can Dance") will helm, with Zadan, Meron and JoAnn Young — producer of "Johnny Mathis Live: Wonderful, Wonderful!" among other specials, as well as a writer of "Broadway: The American Musical" — exec producing.

"Liza's at the Palace" includes performances of the singer-thesp's signature numbers as well as a tribute to Kay Thompson, the performer, writer, musical director, arranger and vocal coach who was Minnelli's godmother.

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Liza as part of the 2009 Tony Award opening number: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_cr6h5fFEjI&feature=PlayList&p=503065DA7A256B92&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=1

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