From the mind of the performer who brought Shut Up and Love Me and The Return of the Chocolate Smeared Woman to the stage comes a new work focusing on Liza Minnelli.
A "cabaret-driven, lounge-style act," Make Love will star performance artist Karen Finley opposite drag performer Chris Tanner, pianist Lance Cruce and a lineup of Liza impersonators — including Finley's nine-year-old daughter.
Following the Aug. 17 performance, there will be special "Liza Minnelli Cabaret" featuring numbers by many of the Minnelli impersonators, including Tanner, Cruce, Brandon Olsen, Taylor Mac, Miss Webb and Flawless Sabrina. The special cabaret is free and open to the public, with preferred seating for audience members of the preceding performance.
Finley invites guests to come dressed as Liza — the show's focal point, who is emulated through song and dance. Finley acts as narrator for the evening of piano and torch singing.
Two-time Obie Award winner Finley has performed her works The American Chestnut, A Certain Level of Denial and The Return of the Chocolate Smeared Woman internationally. Other works to see the stage include The Distribution of Empathy and We Keep Our Victims Ready — the infamous show which caused the NEA to revoke its grant to Finley. Make Love plays at the Fez, under the Time Cafe, 380 Lafayette Street (at Great Jones Street). For tickets, call (212) 533-2680.