20 September 2015
An Evening With Liza Minnelli
Presented by Rocco Buonvino
Live and in conversation at the London Palladium
Rocco Buonvino presents An Intimate Evening With Liza Minnelli Live and in conversation "She is the Grand Dame of New York, New York." - Oprah Winfrey Liza Minnelli, winner of four Tony Awards, an Oscar, a special "Legends" Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy, is one of the entertainment world's consummate performers. In film, on stage and in 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."
Get up close and personal with one of film and theatres most celebrated icons. Liza will be talking about her life with a chance for the audience to speak to her in a live Q&A.
Best known for her portrayal of Sally Bowles in the 1972 musical Cabaret, which won her an Academy Award for Best Actress, being the daughter of film actress and singer Judy Garland and close friend of Michael Jackson, Liza is Hollywood royalty.
After a 90 minute interview, the evening will end with a few intimate songs, with the 69 year old accompanied by her long time musical director and pianist Billy Stritch, plus a Q&A session with her fans in the audience.
She had the original hit with New York, New York, as the title from her movie with Robert De Niro in 1977, two years before Sinatra made it his signature song and later duetted it with her many times live on stage.
Switching between old school and contemporary pop in the late 1980s, she toured The Ultimate Event with Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jnr, including an appearance at London’s Royal Albert Hall in 1989 and recorded the pop album Results produced by British duo Pet Shop Boys. Many of her albums are live records.
She has also racked up Tony Awards, a special “Legends” Grammy, two Golden Globe Awards and an Emmy. Other major film roles saw her appear opposite Dudley Moore in 1981’s comedy Arthur and 1988 sequel Arthur 2: On the Rocks, as well as 1991 musical drama Stepping Out. She also recently made an appearance as herself in the movie Sex and the City 2.
In 2000, Minnelli was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame. Don't miss this opportunity to get up close and in conversation with this legend of stage and screen.