Compiled by Scott Schechter–producer, Minnelli-Garland historian, and developer of Liza’s Web site, OfficialLizaMinnelli.com–what follows are LIZA’S AT THE PALACE press links.  For more information on the show see the November 27 Stage Voices post below; for additional coverage, see http://www.officiallizaminnelli.com/ . 

 

BALTIMORE: BROADWAY WORLD:

Photo EXCLUSIVE: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE…! After Party

Liza's at the Palace…! opened on Broadway last night, December 3rd and BroadwayWorld.com was invited to the star-studded Opening Night party so we could share the celebration with you!

http://baltimore.broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_EXCLUSIVE_LIZAS_AT_THE_PALACE_After_Party_20081204

 

BLOOMBERG:

 

Radiant Liza Minnelli Glitters, Struts at Palace: Jeremy Gerard  

Review by Jeremy Gerard

Dec. 4 (Bloomberg) — The shimmering outfits — white, black and, of course, red — are by Halston. The familiar anthems are by John Kander and Fred Ebb. The backlit silhouette — legs apart, hair spiky, right arm thrust skyward, is unmistakable . . .  

 

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aXajQrrKjzK4&refer=home

 

BROADWAY WORLD:

 

Photo Coverage: LIZA'S AT THE PALACE…! Arrivals

Liza's at the Palace…! opened on Broadway last night, December 3rd and BroadwayWorld.com was on the red carpet for all the starry arrivals as Liza opened her new show! . .

http://broadwayworld.com/article/Photo_Coverage_LIZAS_AT_THE_PALACE_Arrivals_20081204

 

CONTACT MUSIC:

 

LIZA MINNELLI – MINNELLI DAZZLES CRITICS WITH NEW YORK SHOW

Veteran entertainer LIZA MINNELLI has dazzled critics with her comeback show – making a triumphant return to Broadway after nearly a decade.
The star returned to the New York stage in her headlining show Liza's at the Palace on Wednesday (03Dec08).

 

http://www.contactmusic.com/news.nsf/article/minnelli%20dazzles%20critics%20with%20new%20york%20show_1088581

 

LIZ SMITH:

“I’d walk a million miles, for one of those smiles, from my Mammmmmmmyyyy!!”

It was goose-bump central as Liza Minnelli stood alone onstage, beautifully lit, drenched with sweat and belted out the old Al Jolson standard. Liza has performed this before, always to great effect — come on, she’s singing a song about “my mammy,” and we all know who Liza’s mammy was . . .  

 

<http://www.wowowow.com/post/liz-smith-another-opnin-another-show-another-triumph-liza-minnelli-review-151928?page=0%2C0>

 

 

NEWSDAY:  

Liza Minnelli reigns in opening at The Palace Theatre

BY LINDA WINER Britney who? Liza Minnelli is not having a comeback as much as an actual resurrection on Broadway in "Liza's at the Palace," a slick and exuberant time-capsule that opened last night in the theater where both she and her late mother, Judy Garland, have famously lived their ups and downs in public . . . 

 

http://www.newsday.com/services/newspaper/printedition/thursday/news/ny-etliza045951636dec04,0,4667810.story

 

 

NEWSWEEK:

Liza Is Back In Business

Ms. Minnelli may be 62, but she's still a legend—and now she (and her new hips) are returning to Broadway.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/172050

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS:

DAILY NEWS THEATER CRITIC

Thursday, December 4th 2008, 3:51 PM

 Corkery/News

Liza Minnelli at "Liza's at the Palace" Opening Night performance at the Palace Theatre.

Santa came early this year – with a fabulous present wrapped in shiny sequins and shimmering stardust: Liza Minnelli . . .

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/arts/2008/12/04/2008-12-04_liza_minnelli_dazzles_in_new_holiday_sho.html

 

NEW YORK TIMES:

 

NEW YORK TIMES

By STEVEN HOLDEN

Published: December 5, 2008

I wish I had met Kay Thompson, the creative whirlwind who inspirits the second act of Liza Minnelli’s new show, “Liza’s at the Palace …,” or simply had the chance to sit at her feet and absorb her presence. From the moment Ms. Minnelli joins forces with a male singing and dancing quartet to resurrect parts of a famous nightclub act Thompson created in the late 1940s and early ’50s with the Williams Brothers, the Palace Theater blasts off into orbit . . .

<http://theater2.nytimes.com/2008/12/05/theater/reviews/05liza.html?ref=theater>

 

 

SAN FRANCISCO GATE:

 

Liza Minnelli lights up Broadway's Palace Theatre

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA, AP Drama Critic

Thursday, December 4, 2008

(12-04) 09:00 PST NEW YORK, (AP) —

The woman knows how to a work a room. Even one as big and as historic as the Palace Theatre, that shrine to vaudeville on the corner of Broadway and 47th Street on the edge of Times Square . . .

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2008/12/04/entertainment/e090006S04.DTL

 

 

THEATERMANIA:

Palace Guests

Sandra Bernhard, Tony Danza, Vincent D'Onofrio, Christine Ebersole, Cheyenne Jackson, Shirley MacLaine, Mary-Louise Parker, Elaine Stritch and more stars attend the opening of Liza's at the Palace…!

http://www.theatermania.com/content/news.cfm/story/16492

THE 33 TV:

Liza Minnelli lights up Broadway's Palace Theatre

By MICHAEL KUCHWARA

NEW YORK (AP) — The woman knows how to a work a room. Even one as big and as historic as the Palace Theatre, that shrine to vaudeville on the corner of Broadway and 47th Street on the edge of Times Square . . .

http://www.the33tv.com/pages/content_landing_page/?Liza-Minnelli-lights-up-Broadways-Palace=1&blockID=152687&feedID=13

VARIETY:

Liza's at the Palace

 (Palace Theater; 1,740 seats; $125 top)

By DAVID ROONEY

There’s a standard set of questions to be asked about any Liza Minnelli show: 1. How did she look? 2. How did she sound? 3. Did she open wearing black, white or red? 4. How many superlatives did she spout? 5. Did she mention David Gest? 6. Was she fabulous? A trainwreck? A fabulous trainwreck? For the peace of mind of all the hardcore acolytes desperate to know about “Liza’s at the Palace,” let’s get those answers out of the way immediately: 1. Terrific. 2: Pretty darn good. 3. White (vintage Halston). 4. Lost count. 5. Only obliquely, and not by name. 6. Kinda fabulous . . .

www.variety.com/review/VE1117939156.html?categoryid=1265&cs=1

 

AMNY:

Theater Review of Liza's at the Palace

“Do you remember when I used to sit down during the second act? Now I do it during the first act,” says 62-year-old Liza Minnelli, who is making her first Broadway appearance in a decade at the Palace Theatre, where her mother Judy Garland once triumphed . . .

 

http://weblogs.amny.com/entertainment/stage/blog/2008/12/theater_review_of_lizas_at_the.html

 

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