(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
"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.
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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