Production sources for Liza Minnelli's Minnelli on Minnelli have released the final line up for her back-up group. Jeffrey Broadhurst, Stephen Campanella, Sebastian LaCause and Alec Timerman comprise the four-man line.
While the touring production of Minnelli's Broadway show remains essentially intact, Broadway veteran Bill Hartung returned to Footloose Feb. 8. In addition, Jim Newman left the line and will perform four dates at Lincoln Center with On a Clear Day. The original Broadway swing member of the cast, Alec Timerman, has been moved into the line full time.
As reported earlier, Minnelli's national tour commences March 9 at San Francisco's Orpheum Theatre. As it stands, the tribute to the singer's father, the late director and film visionary Vincent Minnelli, is scheduled to run through March 12. There was early but unconfirmed word of additional dates in San Francisco. If accurate, Minnelli on Minnelli could also be performing March 16-19 in the bay area.
"It's in negotiation," the production source told Playbill On-Line, "but nothing's been confirmed. The San Francisco Chronicle just went ahead with it. Nothing has been signed." After a month-long engagement at the Palace in December 1999, Minnelli on Minnelli will tour key markets, including Washington DC, where Minnelli will be performing at the Kennedy Center April 11-16.
In her tribute show, Minnelli sings songs and presents multi-media presentations from her father's films including "The Band Wagon," "Meet Me in St. Louis," "Gigi" and "An American in Paris." Tickets range from $45-$120. The Orpheum Theatre is located at 1192 Market Street (at Hyde and Eighth) in San Francisco. Tickets can be ordered from Ticketmaster at (415) 512-7770.