"Liza's at The Palace" CD Due in Stores Feb. 3; Minnelli Sings and Signs at NYC Barnes and Noble

News   "Liza's at The Palace" CD Due in Stores Feb. 3; Minnelli Sings and Signs at NYC Barnes and Noble
"Liza's at The Palace," a new two-CD set celebrating Liza Minnelli's recent return to Broadway's Palace Theatre, arrives in stores Feb. 3 on the Hybrid Recordings label.

Liza Minnelli
Liza Minnelli Photo by Rick Day

Helmed by producer Phil Ramone, the first CD features Minnelli's signature hits, while the second disc features a tribute to Minnelli's godmother, Kay Thompson.

To celebrate the release of the new CD, the Tony, Emmy, Grammy and Oscar winner will make an appearance at the Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Triangle Feb. 3. Minnelli will be joined by musical director Billy Stritch for the 6 PM performance and signing.

The acclaimed performer is scheduled to sing three songs: "I Would Never Leave You," "And the World Goes Round" and "I Love a Violin." She will be accompanied by Johnny Rodgers, Cortes Alexander, Jim Caruso and Tiger Martina with Stritch on piano.

A flyer detailing the evening was recently posted at the Manhattan store:

"Liza Minnelli will perform . . . before signing her new CD, 'Liza's at the Palace.' "Ms. Minnelli will only sign 'Liza's at the Palace.'

"She will sign up to 5 CDs per customer.

"We will give out wristbands beginning at 9 AM on Feb. 3 to those who purchase 'Liza's at the Palace.' We will give out one wristband per person.

"The first 160 customers will be given pink wristbands and guaranteed a seat in the event space. Wristbands will be numbered and we will seat customers in numerical order — so there will be no need to remain on line all day.

"We ask that customers with pink wristbands return to the store by 5 PM and join the line outside the building. We will bring these people up to the event space at about 5:30 PM.

"We will give purple wristbands to additional customers. These customers will be able to get CDs signed, but we can't guarantee that they will be able to hear or see the performance.

"This second group can line up on the third floor beginning at 3 PM.

"Given the size of the crowd, there will be no opportunities for photographs with Ms. Minnelli."

The complete track listing for "Liza's at The Palace" follows:

Disc 1:
"Teach Me Tonight" - Music by Gene DePaul, Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
"I Would Never Leave You" - Music by Billy Stritch, Johnny Rodgers and Brian Lane Green
"If You Hadn't, But You Did" - Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green
"What Makes a Man a Man?" - Music and Lyrics by Charles Aznavour
"My Own Best Friend" - Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
"Maybe This Time" - Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
"He's Funny That Way" - Music by Neil Moret, Lyrics by Richard Whiting
Palace Medley - David Zippel, John Kander/ Roger Edens/ N. Bayes, J. Norworth, N. Graw, S. Brooks/M. Yvain, A. Willemetz, J. Charles/ H. Sutton, R. Grant, J. Lennox
"Cabaret" - Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Disc 2
"But the World Goes 'Round" - Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb
"Hello, Hello" - Music and Lyrics by Kay Thompson
"Jubilee Time" - Music and Lyrics by Kay Thompson
"Basin Street Blues" - Music and Lyrics by Spencer Williams w/ special verse by Kay Thompson
"Clap Yo' Hands" - Music by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin
"Liza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)" - Music by George Gershwin, Lyrics by Ira Gershwin/Gus Kahn
"I Love a Violin" - Music and Lyrics by Kay Thompson
"Mammy" - Music by Walter Donaldson, Lyrics by Sam M. Lewis and Joe Young
"Theme from New York, New York" -Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

Prior to Liza's at the Palace. . ., 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 also returned to New York City's Beacon Theatre 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 album "Liza's Back!" is available on the J Records label, and "The Best of Liza Minnelli" was released on the Columbia/Legacy label. Showtime aired "Liza with a 'Z'," and Minnelli also received the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 10th Annual Tony Awards Bash in Los Angeles.

The Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Triangle is located at 1972 Broadway at 66th Street in Manhattan. For further information call (212) 595-6859 or visit www.bn.com.

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