Currently in her sixth decade of performing, Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards, an Emmy and a BAFTA, remains one of the world’s most consummate performers and beloved entertainers. In film, on record, on stage and on television, Liza has won critical acclaim, a multitude of fans, and recognition from her peers in show business, giving new dimension and credibility to the word ‘superstar.’
Now Liza is to follow in the footsteps of Hollywood movie greats Sylvester Stallone, Al Pacino, John Travolta and Arnold Schwarzenegger by getting up-close and personal with her British fans on stage in the West End.
An Intimate Evening with Liza Minnelli, at the world famous London Palladium on Sunday 20 September, promises to be a truly un-missable event. Unlike her concerts, Liza will be 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 will a few intimate songs from Liza, accompanied by her long time musical director and pianist Billy Stritch, plus a Q&A session with her fans in the audience.
Liza 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 Liza’s fifth engagement at the London Palladium – her first was in 1964 when Liza and her mother, Judy Garland, sold out two special concerts. Liza also appeared there in solo concert runs in 1973, 1978 & 1986.
To celebrate this, Liza 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 is destined to be a night, which will not be forgotten!
Liza will also perform An Intimate Evening with Liza Minnelli in Sheffield at the City Hall on Tuesday 22nd September and at the Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow on Thursday 24th September 2015.
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).
Rocco Buonvino (Promoter) has staged some of the biggest global entertainment events, from sold-out concerts to musical theatre productions and bespoke events with superstar artists. To name just a few: Robin Gibb’s Titanic Requiem Concert at Westminster Central Hall, shows by world renowned artists such as Cliff Richard, Rod Stewart, The Chemical Brothers, Duran Duran, and the starp-studded Beatles Symphonica, held at The Royal Albert Hall, star performers included Dame Shirley Bassey, Tony Christie, Beverley Knight and Susan Black. The latest events this year include An Evening with Sylvester Stallone (London Palladium and Phones4U Arena, Manchester), An Evening with Al Pacino (London Palladium), A Conversation with John Travolta (Theatre Drury Lane), and An Evening with Arnold Schwarzenegger in London.
The event at the London Palladium has been cancelled.
Friday 29th May 2015