LIZA has been EXTENDED AGAIN — ANOTHER WEEK, now through Sunday, January 4th, 2009 :
For Immediate Release:
Due to rave reviews & overwhelming demand
"Liza's At The Palace…."
Extends Broadway Engagement AGAIN!
1 more week thru January 4th
Tickets for add'l. performances go on-sale December 12th
Due to rave reviews and overwhelming demand, "Liza's at the Palace…." the new hit show starring Liza Minnelli will play an additional week of performances at Broadway's Palace Theatre (Broadway & 47th Street). The engagement is now scheduled to play through January 4th—surpassing the originally announced closing date of December 28th. The extension includes evening (8PM) performances on Tuesday, Decembe r 30th, Friday, January 2nd and Saturday January 3rd plus a final matinee performance on Sunday, January 4th at 3 PM.
Produced by John Scher/Metropolitan Talent Presents & Jubilee Time Productions and directed and choreographed by Ron Lewis, the evening features many of her personal favorites and signature hits, followed by a dance-filled tribute to the groundbreaking late-1940s nightclub act of Minnelli's godmother, Kay Thompson. Gary Labriola serves as Executive Producer.
Along with a twelve-man orchestra led by conductor/drummer Michael Berkowitz and pianist/musical supervisor Billy Stritch, “Liza’s At The Palace…. is highlighted with many of Liza’s showstoppers such as “Cabaret,” “Maybe This Time,” and “New York New York” – as well as songs by Charles Aznavour, Roger Edens, John Kander, Johnny Rodgers, Billy Stritch and David Zippel.
For the first time onstage, Liza pays an affectionate salute to her godmother, the late Kay Thompson who was a ground-breaking vocal arranger and musical director/vocal coach at MGM Studios. Supported by a quartet of dynamic singer/dancers, Liza performs musical numbers (with the original vocal arrangements) from Thompson’s historic act with The Williams Brothers. Songs include “I Love a Violin,” “Clap Yo’ Hands,” “Jubilee Time,” and “Hello Hello” – set to brand new staging and choreography by Mr. Lewis.=2 0Accompanying her onstage is Cortes Alexander, Jim Caruso, Tiger Martina and Johnny Rodgers.
With additional material by David Zippel, the concert performance features scenery by Ray Klausen, costumes by Roy Frowick Halston, lighting by Matt Berman and sound by Matt Krauss.
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 and The Act in 1978, along with a third for Best Personal Achievement, resulting from her 1974 engagement at the Winter Garden Theatre. Nominated for an Academy Award® for The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), she won the best actress prize for her best-known film, Cabaret (1972), which also won her a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA. She won an Emmy for Liza with a20'Z' (1972) and was also the recipient of a Grammy Legend Award in 1989, making her one of the few artists who have won entertainment's top six awards. Liza has also been the recipient of three David di Donatello Awards – for The Sterile Cuckoo (1969), Cabaret (1972) and Lifetime Achievement (2002). Film credits include Charlie Bubbles (1968), Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970), Lucky Lady (1975), A Matter of Time (1976), New York, New York (1977), Arthur (1981) Stepping Out (1991), and The Oh In Ohio (2006). Liza recently attracted an entirely new generation of fans with her acclaimed turn as "Lucille 2" on the Emmy-winning Best Comedy Arrested Development, and for her appearance on the chart-topping album The Black Parade by My Chemical Romance. For the latest on Liza, visit her website www.OfficialLizaMinnelli.com
Ron Lewis has been a staple on the Las Vegas scene for decades and has worked with Liza since 1970. (Liza credits him with “winning her the Tony” for her performance in “The Act” on Broadway.) Having worked on over 80 productions, Lewis has directed/choreographed shows for some of the biggest names in show business including Ann-Margret, Debbie Reynolds, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Paul20Anka.
“Liza’s At The Palace….” plays the following performance schedule at the Palace Theatre (Broadway & 47th Street) : Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8PM with matinees on Sundays at 3PM. PLEASE NOTE: on Wednesday, December 24th there will be a special 3PM matinee performance and no 8PM evening show. In addition: there will be no performance on December 31st. Tickets prices range from $125 to $55. (***Upon special request by Liza— $25 seats will be made available at box office by daily lottery. **** For more information and tickets by phone Tickets: 212-307-4100 or 800-755-4000 or log onto: http://www.lizasatthepalace.com