A by-invitation-only party to celebrate the upcoming release of Liza Minnelli's newest recording will be held in New York City on Monday, Sept. 30.
Clive Davis, the J Records producer, will offer an exclusive preview of "Liza's Back!," the new CD, at the star-studded party at The Equitable Center. The award-winning actress-singer-dancer is expected to make an appearance as well to promote her new recording, which hits record stores Oct. 29.
In related news, gossip columnist Liz Smith reports that in addition to Minnelli and husband David Gest's upcoming VH1 reality show — "Liza and David" — the network will offer "Liza and David: The Wedding." The one-hour program will feature footage from the newlywed's wedding, including performances from Natalie Cole and other celebrity attendees.
Minnelli, an Oscar winner for her performance in Cabaret, was last on Broadway in a tribute to her late father entitled Minnelli on Minnelli, which she then took on a tour that was cut short due to poor health. Her marriage to producer David Gest earlier this year has reinvigorated both the star and her career. In addition to her Tonys for Flora, the Red Menace and The Act, Minnelli was awarded a special Tony in 1974 for "adding lustre to the Broadway season." Her film credits include "The Sterile Cuckoo," "Arthur," "New York, New York" and "Stepping Out." The singer is also a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress.
* Minnelli fans will flock to record stores Oct. 29 when "Liza's Back!," the newest recording from the award-winning performer hits stores.
Recorded live during Minnelli's recent engagements in London and New York, "Liza's Back!" will be released as a single CD on the J Records label. The recording features a mix of new and old tunes, with a heavy smattering of theatre tunes and Minnelli standards. The complete track list follows:
"Something Wonderful "
"Don't Cry Out Loud"
"Crying Over You"
"Don't Smoke In Bed"
"What Did I Have"
"Maybe This Time"
"The World Goes 'Round"
"New York, New York"
"I'll Be Seeing You"
—By Andrew Gans