Liza Minnelli: Christmas Spectacular" Plays Dec. 5 and 6 in NYC

News   Liza Minnelli: Christmas Spectacular" Plays Dec. 5 and 6 in NYC Liza Minnelli ends her news-making year — a wedding to producer David Gest, comeback concerts in London and New York and an abruptly canceled reality series for VH1 — with three concerts at New York's Town Hall.

Liza Minnelli ends her news-making year — a wedding to producer David Gest, comeback concerts in London and New York and an abruptly canceled reality series for VH1 — with three concerts at New York's Town Hall.

Minnelli, who will offer the Judy Garland standard "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" during the concert, will perform at the famed Town Hall on Thursday, Dec. 5 (8 PM) and Friday, Dec. 6 (7 and 10 PM). The concerts are being presented by Gest in association with American Airlines, KTU 103.5 FM and American Eagle.

Tickets — ranging from $50 to $250 — may be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4100 or Town Hall at (212) 997-6661; by going on-line to www.ticketmaster.com; or by visiting the Town Hall box office. Town Hall is located in New York City at 123 W. 43rd Street.

Liza Minnelli, an Oscar winner for her performance in Cabaret, was last on Broadway in a tribute to her late father entitled Minnelli on Minnelli; she returned to New York City's Beacon Theatre this year with her acclaimed concert Liza's Back! 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. Her newest album, "Liza's Back!" (J Records), is now in stores.

In related news: Liz Smith reports that Minnelli will join Ray Charles on a duet of "Georgia" at the Dec. 18 Madison Square Garden concert, "Fifth Annual Miracle on 34th Street." —By Andrew Gans