Filmed live at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Oct. 1, 2009, the recording comes to DVD from MPI Home Video Feb. 2; running time is 120 minutes. The suggested retail price is $24.98.
Minnelli is joined onstage by her musical director and pianist Billy Stritch as well as her quartet of singer/dancers: Cortes Alexander, Jim Caruso, Johnny Rodgers and Tiger Martina. The show is directed by Ron Lewis; Michael Berkowitz is musical conductor/drummer.
The concert features songs written by George and Ira Gershwin, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Sammy Cahn and John Kander and Fred Ebb. The recording also includes two tributes: to Liza’s mother, Judy Garland; and to Liza’s godmother, Kay Thompson, a singer-dancer, songwriter and vocal arranger/coach at MGM in the 1940s.
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.
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