Production sources for Minnelli on Minnelli tell Playbill On-Line that the San Francisco Chronicle published an unconfirmed report of additional dates for Liza Minnelli's San Francisco engagement of Minnelli on Minnelli.
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.
If accurate, the early word is that Minnelli could be performing additional dates March 16-19 in the bay area.
"It's in negotiation," the production source told Playbill On-Line, "but nothing's been confirmed. The 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.
Tickets for the show are now on sale. Ticketmaster was contacted by Paybill On-Line but their operator had no indication of the additional dates at this time. The Broadway show will remain essentially intact. One significant change involves Minnelli's back-up group. Broadway veteran Bill Hartung returned to Footloose Feb. 8, so he will not be able to tour with Minnelli on Minnelli.
Minnelli on Minnelli could run through the end of the year and one source close to the tour indicated that there is early speculation about a possible return engagement in New York City.
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.