Liza Minnelli's 15-city tour will commence March 9 in San Francisco, Playbill On-Line has learned. A theatre has not been named. After a month-long engagement at the Palace in December 1999, Minnelli on Minnelli will tour key markets including Washington D.C. , where Minnelli will be performing at the Kennedy Center April 11-16.
The Broadway show will remain essentially intact. One significant change involves Minnelli's back-up group. Broadway veteran Bill Hartung will be returning to Footloose Feb. 8, so he will not be able to tour with Minnelli on Minnelli. Production sources told Playbill On-Line that Hartung's slot may be left open for the tour, or the group's swing may be bumped up to replace Hartung. A decision is pending.
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.